December 2005. I was an accountant, on long service leave from my uninspiring government job in Melbourne (Australia), and doing community work in Calcutta. My future husband was a DJ, with a residency at one of Calcutta’s biggest nightclubs. Fate drew us together one night, and transformed my life into something unrecognizable.
Now, we live in Mumbai. I write and maintain About.com’s India Travel website, write feature articles for various publications, and have also written a book. For the first time in my life, I’m doing work that motivates me and that I love. My husband works in the family business as well as produces his own music.
My life lacks so many of the material things that I used to have, but I feel so much more fulfilled and free. I’ve learned to take chances, be courageous, adapt, and appreciate the little things in life that bring a smile to my face.
The path that my life has taken isn’t always easy. There are days that I feel so frustrated, uncomfortable, and homesick. But there are other days where I feel incredibly inspired as well.
There’s a saying, “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be”. And another saying, “Our most satisfying dreams are the ones we create — not the ones we cling to”.
That just about sums up my life at the moment.
And of course, if hadn’t have met my husband, this adventure would most likely never have happened! There is no doubt that being loved deeply by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
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