My story is about a girl who has dreams and ambitions of her own but she chooses her parents' wishes over her dreams.
One fine day, my mother said that they were finding a suitable match for me. Initially, I was hesitant, but I agreed eventually.
Actually, the main reason why I agreed was because my father was struggling with a kidney disease and he wanted to see me married before his eyes. So, I agreed.
My parents were very cool, they never said anything to me especially when it came to my choice in education or job. I worked in the events industry. They knew I was happy, and I was happy when I got recognition in my work. Then one day, they finally said they had found the right match. I met him.
We met. He was sweet, kind-hearted and caring. I liked him and he liked me back. We agreed to get married and our roka was done. I had to put in my resignation papers because my office was really far from my husband's place. Before marriage, I had made it clear that I would continue working, and he had agreed.
We got married and after one month, I was looking for a job and he said that I should reach home by 6 in the evening.
At that point, I was taken aback because he said he understood the nature of my job. I tried to make him realize that it was not possible for me in this industry but I could make it by 8.
We had a lot of arguments and fights over this topic. I also cried a lot because I never thought that he would be like this. During this time, I found out that I was pregnant. I was happy, but I still felt my independence was slipping away.
Now we have been married for 7 years. I am blessed with 2 kids, a loving husband, and a great family, but I feel empty because I haven't fulfilled my dream and my ambition.
My husband supports me for everything and says that I can start afresh from next year, but I'm not sure now!