‘When the going gets tough, the tough gets going! ‘ By @living_life_on_own_terms

#Repost @wecandoanythingyoudo
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Life was good, we were well settled in Dubai, but life took a sudden turn when my husband had a severe injury. We had to move back to India for major surgery, as we wanted to be around family at such testing times.
I was just a mother of 3 kids and a homemaker. I wasn’t earning & weren’t sure of how I was going to support my family and raise my kids. Those were lonely & tough times, but I never gave up in the face of adversity.
I worked on my passion for writing & pursued it professionally. A reputed newspaper approached me for an article, and rest is history. From there on there was no looking back, I have written for many reputed newspapers, magazines & websites in Dubai & India. I progressed from financial dependence to a decent income for my family and myself.
By God’s grace, my husband has recovered and we are back in Dubai and are leading a normal life again, but that incident taught me
How to stay strong, How to be financially independent and never to give up.

It’s never too late to begin and make your dreams into reality. One can achieve anything, provided one sustains the will to make it happen and puts in the work required to make it happen.
My dream is to publish my book & become a motivational speaker one day, as I believe one should contribute to society, much more than one takes from it. I want to inspire & empower women, help those who need to find themselves & pursue their passion in life!
That’s my mission now!

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