Quitting my job to take care of my child was my decision, but a part of me still wanted to work because I had stopped feeling my worth.So I decided to engage myself with what I liked: home decor, gardening, and DIY. I created a profile on Instagram to turn my hobby into a profession. I wanted to give it a name that goes with my niche. I then realised that home decor and DIY projects relate to the home(ghar) and garden (bageecha) category, which is how my page's name, Ghar Aur Bageecha, came about. I've always been fascinated with creating the best out of waste.
I grew up in a middle-class family, so we didn't have much money to spend on frivolous items. As the phrase goes, "necessity is the mother of invention." I grew up seeing my mother do all of this.She used to make pillow covers out of torn bed sheets and floor mats out of plastic bags, among other things. My mother used to decorate our home to the best of her abilities, and I feel I inherited her skills. I didn't have to do anything unique or extra to discover these skills for myself.
I was surrounded by plants while growing up. My mother used to gift me plants on my birthday. That is how I developed my passion for gardening. Before becoming a mother, I had 269 plants, but when I got pregnant, I couldn't take care of my plants, and many died.
I currently have 78 plants. I adore being around them. Taking care of my plants is therapeutic for my soul.Usually, individuals launch their businesses first, followed by orders, but for me, it worked the other way around. I initially began receiving texts about makeovers. My work was well-received, and others began to contact me to give makeovers to their balconies and residences. After completing two interior design jobs, I considered developing "Ghar Aur Bageecha" into a brand.
My husband has supported me throughout my journey of motherhood and on my professional front. I couldn't have gotten this far without him.
I believe that when someone truly desires to achieve something, they will find a way to do it regardless of the circumstances.I have to take care of my house, my kid, and my job. Maintaining a balance between the two is vital to me. When my child falls asleep, I begin working. I consider myself fortunate to be a mother. It has taught me patience, empathy, and the ability to multitask.
"Grandma Moses did not start painting until her 70s." I always keep this sentence in mind and adopt a positive outlook on my work whenever I'm nervous about beginning anything new. Do not be discouraged if you are unable to act right now. There's a chance that the moment is not ideal. Continue to try and keep going. Walk, fall, and get back up, but don't stop. Gather your courage and begin afresh. Keep shining and don't let anything dim it. Always remember "Grandma Moses."