Friday, June 6, 2014

Me 2.0

A girl from small town who has always been an underdog throughout her life, I have come a long way. Although, I traveled to different parts of country for getting meaningful education and a fulfilling job, but my ultimate dream was still to settle with the right guy. I did find the right guy, and married him too. When we were blessed with our daughter, and I started living the dream life of a homemaker while raising my little girl, I realized that I actually liked to work. Staying full-time at home was not my cup of tea. For an introvert and silent person like me, going to office was a necessity to remain socially active. It kept me efficient and helped me to keep myself updated. 

But my biggest concern was my daughter. I didn't want to compromise on her upbringing and didn't want to do injustice to my professional assignment either. It was a dilemma for me. Should I work or shouldn't? My biggest support, my husband understood my confusion and decided that for me it was #TimeToTransform! He convinced me to get a smart phone. Until now I was having a very basic model mobile phone as I hated having other advanced features. Being old-fashioned, I believed a phone should strictly be limited to its original function i.e. to make and receive calls.

My husband cleared my unfounded doubts and gave me a windows phone. Boy, it was my first expensive gadget! I had never spent so much money on technology. For a simple girl like me it was just a materialistic thirst which never gets quenched. You get one and then after few days it becomes obsolete and then you want the newer version. But now since I had it, I started using it. I hesitantly configured my mail, social site ids, whatsapp and other apps. Soon, the world was on my fingertips. I was constantly in touch of everything and everyone. Somehow, I started liking the dynamic tiles. I kept all important stuff  like important numbers, mail, chats on the home screen. Within days, I became lively and aware of happenings in the world. I obtained a nice job and being connected all the time helped me to manage work-life balance. All these changes made me to appreciate technology and I rekindled my blog too which was lifeless for a long time. I now realize that my thoughts are more streamlined than before and this gives me inner peace. Having an active life made me a confident woman, mother and person. I hope to be as vigorous as present throughout my lifetime so that I can be a role model to my daughter. I still hold on to my values but technology has taught me not to be rigid and prejudiced towards anything.

I use smart phone, drive to office, and earn my bread – all this apart from being the regular Indian woman - a wife, a mother.  I often think about that girl from small town who was never sure of herself. That girl was scared to even ride a bicycle. For that girl I have surely come a long way. I am like the new, updated version of my older self. And who says there is limit to life or technology, I now believe I can fly :)

Note: This post is an entry to 'Time to Transform' contest sponsored by Asus on Please click on to know more about asus


  1. Nicely written... Best wishes for the contest...

  2. Thankyou.. This is so nice of you Sindhu.. :)

  3. nd who says there is limit to life or technology, I now believe I can fly :)....
    you look confident with that line
    ALL THE BEST for the contest :))


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