Coming from someone who is presumed aimless for renouncing all career goals and aspirations for a life of domestication and erstwhile languor, my opinion in this regard may not hold ground with many. Nevertheless, women who believe in not shutting off one side of their heart or brain to converge their focus and energy on something that ‘fits their plan’ would find some relevance with it.
The first glance at this image will unequivocally garner the same response from most people, “How true!” After all, it is only astute to hanker after financial independence and an individual life that doesn’t depend on anyone else’s existence in our scheme of things. We need to sort ourselves out before inculcating anyone else in our space.
Do our lives go according to our plans every time though? There are those inane things called opportunity and destiny that knock on our door all but once, their intent or preference immaterial. They get hold of us unguarded and unprepared and leave us with little time to ponder over seizing the moment or letting it pass us by forever.
Our life is not a computer whose settings we can alter on a whim and we cannot function like a computer program that jumps from step to step unthinkingly and monotonously without the nagging question “Did I miss something?” dancing on our minds the whole time. Life’s beauty is in its fickleness. Wouldn’t it be unwise to snub something only because we hadn’t accounted for it on the current step we are on?
When we can multitask at home or work, is it implausible to do it in our lives too? Instead of looking at them as steps, why can’t we see them as a mesh that engages and involves all aspects of our lives and places them together in perfect harmony?
True, one can be a late bloomer, Mr. Right can choose to remain in hiding until we give up on finding him altogether or marriage may happen late or not happen at all. There have been examples in the past when someone passed tenth standard at 50 or found love and/or a life partner after 60. Can we predict the odds for any of these things beforehand? Why close our heart to what life has to offer then?
Everything has a time. If these steps are a motivation to invest better and harder in ourselves, good enough, else let’s roll around the mesh and let them congregate and surprise us.
What do you think?