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Kanika G, a physicist by training and a mother of 2 girls, started writing to
Often life has a way of putting you in a spot where making a choice becomes irrelevant. The choice seems obvious so you go ahead and make it because it seems the right thing to do. You may often swing between regretting and applauding yourself over that choice and that is normal. However, making peace with your decision is often what we struggle with and that is something we have to work on. There are no full and final verdicts on these decisions and circumstances may yet change you in other directions throughout your life but making peace with yourself for whatever you choose, is a must for happiness and moving forward. Enjoy the moment for what its worth and embrace change whenever it becomes imperative- that is what nature and the Tao teaches and there is much wisdom in that philosophy I think.
Very true. I was sharing my story. My original title was ‘I did it for myself’ which was changed by the editor 🙂
Hi Kanika! I love what you said, “The Ph.D is a cause for celebration, not future suffering. If you interests have changed, then don’t be a slave to that Ph.D”. It definitely is a cause for celebration. I love that you’ve seen that you don’t have to be a slave to it. Our degree does not have to define us! I used to work as a professional but am now at home with my kids and have reinvented myself to have a business at home. It makes me happy because I have something for myself 🙂 Thanks for this post! I can totally relate. I think it’s awesome that you have such a supportive husband. -Gina
Thanks for reding Gina and sharing your story and feedback 🙂
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