I’m P, and today I am writing my very first blog post after a long break of over three years! Needless to say, I am very excited to start writing again!
I used to be the quintessential Small Town Girl until a few years ago, and even wrote a blog with that handle name for several years. Having had the opportunity to study abroad in 4 different countries, a lot of my friends and readers insisted that it was time to give up the title of the Small Town Girl. But coming to think of it, do I have to be living in a small town to imbibe those same values and beliefs? I think I disagree.
I was born to very simple and loving parents in an Indian city called Ahmedabad, and had the privilege to travel to various parts of the world to get the best kind of education that is available. I did my final years of High School at a very and posh International School in Singapore (I went on a scholarship, and stuck out like a sore thumb). I then continued my journey to the USA and pursued my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the very prestigious Boston University. Unwilling to free myself from the sheltered shell of education, I studied my Masters of Science in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Very soon after I came back home, my parents decided that it was time for me to get married, and in less than a year of my return, I was married off to a handsome guy who is now also my best friend. I have now been married for just over 2 years, and currently live in Pune with my husband and our family.
The last two years have been really eventful socially and emotionally! With an unimaginable number of dinners and get together with new family and friends, and with a growing sense of responsibility and duty, it has been a crazy ride! Thankfully, I made a very wise decision to give my undivided attention, love and care to my husband and new family (because, there isn’t much room for doing anything else anyway). But of course, there was always a part of me gnawing inside me begging me for intellectual stimulation and growth. Finally, after an immense amount of support and encouragement from my beloved husband, I have begun work again in an International school, but this time, I have been asked to come on board as a Language Teaching Auditor.
The best news is, today is my very first day at work!!!
Also, also, also, it is October!! Which means, it is my Birthday month!!!
And, and, and, I turn 26 this month!! (Yuck, but yay!)
Since I don’t want to be late on my very first day, I will sign off here, but with a promise to write again tomorrow 🙂