Saturday, 20 February 2016

Confession of a Broad Minded Woman- X

“I’m strong in the professional world. In personal life I’m the softest you will ever see.”

A big myth that most of the women fool themselves with. A strong woman cannot bifurcate her worlds. In fact, there are no separate worlds called professional and personal.

Most of our colleagues are our best friends. We do business with our close friends. A strong woman isn’t someone who puts up a fa├žade with her attitude and make up. She is someone who is strong from within.

In this last confession for this series, read further to know how we tell this myth everywhere so that people understand that we have emotions too.

A broadminded woman isn’t someone who would create fuss over spilled coffee or an unshaped eyebrow. But yeah, we have soft corner too where the pin pokes easily. That is us, showing our compassionate side to the world.

A strong woman is someone who is strong enough to smile through the situation blinking back the tears and swallowing the lump in the throat. Not because she doesn’t have a choice. Because, she knows that’s the best thing to do.

Yeah, she might feel like firing with a laser gun or devouring one more scoop of ice cream. But she is wise and sometimes old enough too to stop her from impulse.

She would never sound desperate and jeopardize her date. She knows her game and will play it well. She might not know the result. But will be matured to take whatever comes out. Because she is not strong for herself alone, she is stronger for both and the relationship that she wants to build.

She would do business dealings with compassion. She would reprimand her friends for being cross. She would rush in her business suit for a movie with friends. She would use logic and brains when feathers are ruffled in her relationship. She would put a smile and be ready for the game when she is just exhausted with a silly fight. Next time you meet her, pat her shoulder and give thumbs up, for she is truly a strong broadminded woman.

Got any more points to add for the confession series? Drop it in the comments J

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Letters to My Prince Charming- II

Hey Prince Charming,

Another Valentine’s day has crossed by. Even the kids are celebrating Rose day and Hug day. For you and me, everyday happens to be special. But with so much love in the air, couldn’t stop myself from writing this for you.

I’m a career driven woman. Workaholic. Ambitious. That will not stop me from being an incurable romantic at heart. Or stop me in being Sensibly in love with you. Not madly.

I’m not the nagging girl you would come across. You say, “give me time, I’ll get back to you.” I’d wait. No qualms about it. Not ruin or long drive by giving you driving instructions. Yeah, I might be scared to death. I’ll hold you tighter.

I will be running behind my business targets and presentations. But you will be constantly in my thoughts. How else do you think I put up with those boring meetings? I keep reliving those funny moments and jokes we shared.

I will be caught up in corporate dinners and client meets that run for late hours. Be assured that my text will reach you asking your whereabouts.

If you are in the mid of a battle, discussion, game or hang-out with friends, you wouldn’t hear a beep from me. I can hold on and wait until you get free. No forty missed calls and hundred texts.

Baby, being a valentine is not about fancy dinners, long walks and looking into each other’s eyes. That’s why I told ‘Sensibly in love’ not ‘madly in love’. I love you for what you are. To me, you are perfect. We will not live by certain written and unwritten rules of love.

Unconditional is what I swear by. For the things that you do, you don’t do. Everything. I would never stop loving you. Don’t fret over a gift. Ride your horse/bike/car/jet faster and come soon.