30-something Rekha Sharma is still single. Still Happy?
- IWB Post
- March 5, 2015
How quick we are to judge a 30-something single woman, aren’t we? We become the experts finding the reason behind her single status. Past relationships, has some life-threatening disease, monetary weakness, physical beauty…..and all that.
Let us introduce you to Ms. Rekha Sharma from Jaipur. For the record, this pretty girl with pixie-hair is an ex-banker with handsome salary, belongs to a descent family, owns her own living place and car and is at the pink of her health. And…she is Single by her choice!! We spoke to Rekha in order to break the tapered perception society has towards women like her:
It’s been really long since I moved out of my parental house to pursue higher studies and then fetch a good job. After working for 5 yrs in an International bank, I have taken a sabbatical to explore my real interests. My story comes with a tag ‘Lot to learn’.
Toughest decision ever made:
To quit banking. For everyone else, it was like giving up on a ‘safe’ career. For me, it was hard to overcome all their suggestions and walk on my own.
Lesson learnt during this journey:
I am no more fearful of anything or anyone. Today I can speak my mind boldly, at that, have evolved as a more sensitive person.
Things I want to redo:
Maybe, my career choice. I wish I was this close to my soul even in my 20s.
When after a personal breakdown, I convinced myself to start all over again. With no family around, I was my own hero.
When I feel alone, I…
Go for long drives and listen to Bon Jovi and Celine Dion. Other times, it is about my friends, books and nearby Cafes.
In addition, I love spending time in my garden. There are various kinds of flowers that my landlady has planted. She is very fond of colorful flowers and both of us love spending evenings sitting here and sipping hot tea together.My married girlfriends & I
Surprisingly, they turn to me for suggestions. Isn’t it a proof that being single is not being dumb? Future plans:
I want to start up with my plan of traveling alone to the yet untouched places of India.
Is marriage on cards?
I see myself falling in love, someday. For now I am happily completing myself. Yes, I look forward to get married to a person who won’t trespass my space and one who respects women.
Sketch of a single woman:
Most of us think she is unhappy and lonely. NO, she is not. I am not. For me, a single woman is someone who is happy, independent, substantial and very creative.
Message for women like me:
Don’t let singlehood kill the womanhood in you. You are the most beautiful person, believe in that and cherish yourself. Second, no man can complete you and give you happiness unless you do it for yourself first.
Points noted. This is what a Jaipur woman is like. Happy Women’s Day