Okay!! Welcome to the world of confusion and conflict of
I have been thinking about posting this opinion article long
long time ago but got entangled in various other commitments and
forgot all about it. Bubbly's comment on my poem-story "LiFe
BeCkOnS- Are we ready? Part 3"...reminded of the issue and so
here I am, seeking help and opinion again...
Let me put forth my opinion first...
I have been an average student throughout my career but I
always did better than intelligent students in my class because I
was extremely hard working and would read for 5-6 hours everyday
apart from school hours. My Papa was a scientist and his only aim
in life was to make me a 'Physician'...I was always apprehensive
about breaking his dreams and so I always worked harder and
harder with each passing year and finally got through the tough
competition in Second attempt after high school in the 1995 and
entered the MBBS course. I met Sanjib there, who was 4 and half
years my senior and we fell head over heels in love with each
other and got married in 2001 February with the consent of our
parents. MY father wanted me to get through a Post graduation
course and then marry. According to him, marriage would distract
me from studies...The opposite happened... I started studying
more than when I was single in Ladies hostel...the reason??
Sanjib was right there beside me in the same room and I need not
bother about where he is, would he come today, what if it rains
and he could not come, where is he, is he missing me too?? Etc
etc ...countless doubts to distract poor brain from studies...but
MARRIAGE STABILISED me...
One more hitch now...Papa wanted me to be an "Obstetrician
and Gynaecologist" and I hated that branch...When I chose a
non-clinical branch, Clinical Microbiology, in the year 2002,
March, in the best Institution of India , my father was very
upset and even told me so...I asked myself one thing, "what do
'I' want? This is my life now..."
I decided I would chose what I want because this is the
branch with 8.00am to 5.00pm job hours, so I would be back home
when my child comes back from school...no stress, no emergency
duties...since Sanjib is in Anaesthesia, he had more duty hours +
emergency calls...at least one of us is always there at home
after 5.00pm...and I absolutely loved the subject...it satisfied
me as a doctor + I could devote my time to my family + can earn a
good amount for myself...
What else do I need? I never wanted to go for trips abroad
for exposure or any other reason...for me, bringing up my son in
a happy atmosphere is my dream and I am also pursuing my job and
doing justice to it...No one could ever complain that I made
mistake in reporting...I was thankful to GOD always for HIS
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