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As A Woman, Do I Have A Right To Dream?

It was always about someone I loved, and I happily obliged as well, considering it my duty to support them in their goals.

As a woman, I have goals that hold different meanings in my life. My goals as a daughter, as a wife, and as a mother – are all completely different from one another. While I go about meticulously planning and achieving these goals, there is no scope or space left to accomplish mine as an individual. Goals that have been set keeping myself in mind are left far behind, and before I realize how far, it’s too late.

This makes me wonder, “As a woman, do I have a right to dream?”

How did I lose sight of my goals?

This realization kicked in too late, because I was busy living for others, fulfilling their goals and dreams, and being an integral part of their path to success, celebrating their success as my own.

Invariably, I lost sight of what I wanted from life, and what my dreams and aspirations were. My dreams were buried deep under the umpteen duties and responsibilities handed over to me by life.

My goals were never for myself

Before I got married, my goals were always based on how my parents wanted me to study well and pursue a job in a certain field. After marriage, it was all about how to live a happy married life and supporting my husband in his various pursuits. Once I became a mother, my entire attention shifted toward raising a perfect child.

In all the above situations, it was never about what I wanted, or what my goals were. It was always about someone I loved, and I happily obliged as well, considering it my duty to support them in their goals.

It’s not easy, but it’s definitely worth it!

I guess we as women may aspire and dream, but it takes a lot of effort to realize these dreams. We need to live dual lives – one where we fulfill our family’s needs, and the other where we can fulfill ours.

We need to set clear and SMART (S- Specific, M- Measurable, A- Achievable, R- Realistic, T- Time-bound) goals, be it in our professional or personal lives. Efficient time management needs to be done, and lots of compromises and sacrifices need to be made as we work toward attaining these goals. When we reap the benefits of all our hard work, it will be worth the effort we’ve put in. The contentment and satisfaction, the taste of success from doing something for ourselves will be the sweetest ever.

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We have the right to dream!

Dear women – Let’s not get overwhelmed with the duties and responsibilities we have to face in our everyday life. Let’s set a goal to do something for ourselves. This goal will give meaning to our lives and make them worth living.

Yes, you do have the right to dream! Dream on, dream big, make sure you’re on the right path, enjoy the journey, and bask in the glory of your success.

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Heena Shah

Mother to a bubbly teenager and a student of psychology, Heena is also a travel enthusiast. She loves to observe the happenings around her and weave them into beautiful stories. A writer with a passion read more...

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