08 February, 2014

#SpecialFeature :: #GuestPost It all Begins with a Crack... by Priyanka Baranwal

*** SPECIAL FEATURE - February'14 ***

It all begins with a crack…

Many a times, we get the power of motivation from within and then we start reaching out to the goals. But on the contrary, sometimes, we take a step forward and then we succumb to the strength that is required to make it to the goal.

And I am a better example of the latter. Becoming an author was something that I had never thought of...ever. I was happy and content in my life being a housewife and a mother on personal note and a Freelancer, and a Poet (sometimes I do poetry as well) on professional note. But when my husband Sumit suggested me to write a book, I was completely unsure. Because writing articles ranging from 200 words to 2000 words is a different thing and rather easier but writing a book with thousands of words skilfully weaved with fresh plot, suitable dialogues and intriguing scenes is a humongous task. So I was not convinced yet I chose to start my journey. I started writing my first ever book. Little did I know at that time that one day, this lack of confidence in me would be turned into a pompous amount of strength and happiness. When I saw my book, It’s Never Too Late, for the first time, the confidence that I never had was now all over me. I was awash as well as totally consumed by it. After only few months of writing my book, I also started my blog, titled as Pages From My Life on Blogspot portal and now, Blogger has become another added identity.

Now I am just not happy but happier and more content. Seeing my book in my and lots of other people's hands has encouraged me. There is no stopping, no look back now. I am sure as hell confident to write more and more interesting books.

Recently I had gone to see one of my neighborhood friend. Don't know how our funny lighter discussion swiftly slid to career choice/s. I asked her pick concerning her career but she said she does not know and is afraid to take a step because of it. Then I told her one thing about me for which I have no qualms sharing with you here as well. I told her about my first and recent book launch which she with her family had attended too. I told her that -

"May be you won't believe if I say I was little nervous before the event. I never showed it on my face even for a moment. As it was my first launch and knowing that there would be lots of people facing me and asking questions and talking about my book, I was little scared somewhere within. Not that I have a stage fright or I fear meeting/facing people. It was just...I was doing such event for the first time. I was the onus of it and I also wanted it to be a huge success. Probably that is why I was nervous. The event started on a pleasant note but my nervousness didn't leave me for a bit. But seeing my loving family sitting right in front of me started to boast my confidence. I slowly started to overcome my fear of making my own event a success. I realized I just needed to enjoy it and then everything would fall into the place automatically. Hardly anything could go wrong if you enjoy yourself at such moments and even if something goes, you will fail to panic for you would know how to handle the situation calmly. When I connected with myself and saw my family along with our good friends, I swiftly got disconnected with the nervousness I had. Now I was sitting with full confidence, answering every question came my way and discussing points and mooting ideas. In fact, being a person with remarkable sense of humor, I even threw light jokes at the event to which everyone laughed. The event was a huge success and this way, I ended with loads of confidence and no nervousness at all!!"

What I said above is absolutely practical. You can try it with no risk. When you think you don't have enough confidence and will power to make it through the chosen goal, take a step forward anyway and start enjoying the journey. Pressurizing yourself would leave you nowhere even if it is your hobby. If you have the passion to succeed, you surely will. Nothing can stop you...never.

After all, it all begins with a crack from which a new life begins.

By – Priyanka Baranwal

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About the Book

In a nation where most women are taught to be submissive at every stage in life, Maya stands out. In a society that finds fault in women for heinous crimes like rape, Maya stands up.
Maya and Rajat fall in love while they study at IIT Kanpur; their daughter Sejal only makes the bond stronger even after years of marriage. Life is almost perfect when two petty criminals decide to make her fairytale life a tale of horror and fear with their intention of molesting her. 
Will she be able to fight her fate while Rajat is away and save herself and her five-year-old? Will she be able to undo all stereotypes and face the male-dominated society after that fateful night? Will Rajat stand up with her as she decides to battle her fears and take the culprits to their just punishment? 
It’s Never Too Late is a story of every woman who decides to fight her fears and even destiny; of every human who chooses the right over the easy; of every wife who shoulders all responsibilities of the house; and of every mother who is unwavering in her resolve to ensure that her daughter grows up in a safer world.

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