I mulled over this letter for a long time. I honestly was at a loss. Having never worked in a male-dominated office or industry it was hard for me to imagine the duress of this young girl. Reading between the lines, what was amply evident and did come across to me was the passion she had for the game.
We are in a country where although we talk of women empowerment and what not, if we look at it closely, we women still hold ourselves back, largely due to the conditioning. Men are taught to dream big and achieve goals, whereas although we claim we teach women to be independent or reach for the stars, when women do dream big they are considered less of women or faulted for thinking big. They are considered selfish, greedy and neglectful of home and hearth!
Its time women realised they are doing themselves grave injustice by tuning themselves to socially accepted mode and feeling constricted when they are capable of much much more. Our passions have to find surface, otherwise they’ll drive us into the ground and make us less of persons we are. The world is always envious and will always make it difficult for us. But the woman in us is equipped to handle it, that’s what makes us special. We have inordinate strength and we need to tap that!
My advice to the young girl – Please don’t stop dreaming and living your beautiful dream! You have managed what most women cannot even imagine in our wildest dreams. Live it for all of us. Nothing comes easy. Passion always has enemies. But kick arse!
If others have a problem, it’s theirs, not yours. Take in only what is constructive to you and leave out the rest in the filter of life. Your mind has been conditioned to care about what others feel or say. But believe in yourself, tell that woman in you, you are not hurting anybody, you have your dreams and that you will conquer them no matter what. Follow your heart, live your life fully and when you look back someday let it be with the feeling, yes I did it my way!