The Journey Begins

“Soan, you write well! Write, we’ll get it published.” This used to be Abhay’s statement whenever I read out something new that I’d written. “But what do I write about? There has to be something, I can’t just start writing and what do I write?” used to be my standard reply. “Write a book on me.” Abhay would say and I would laugh it off. Then there is this dear cousin of mine who too wanted me to write. “Sona, it’s your letter more than your Rakhi that I look forward to. You should do something in that direction.”
“Write! Write! But what do I write? One needs a topic.”
After Abhay’s death, I was lucky to get a job quickly, thanks to a good hearted person in the form of my Principal. And she gave me English not Science to teach along with the class teachership of my VII – B. We used to do an activity in class every Monday where I too used to write with my pupils. Somewhere, somehow I started toying with the idea of starting a blog but again what do I write about? On our way to school picnic I put the idea across to my pupils and one of them said, “Ma’am, you write about life.” Some others were quick to second that. I returned home and put the idea across to Shubham, my son. He liked it and added that life was nothing but a sum of one’s memories. We worked back and forth on what was life to us. The brainstorming gave us three keywords for life: memories, experiences and sharing. Life is all about this. Thus it was settled that this blog will be about life as it happens to ordinary people like us. I’ll share my experiences, my thoughts or any written word that I feel is worth sharing. Be it a poem, essay, story or article. I have much to thank my students because the answer to the question I was looking for came from my students and Shubham.
 Once decided, the next hurdle was, “What should we call it?” I would think of names on my commute but couldn’t find anything appropriate. Some were taken and the others were rejected by Shubham, left, right and centre with valid reasons. I was in a quandary and like any good netizen I approached Google to help me find an apt name. One of the websites suggested using personal name. I thought of something very interesting with ‘Shruti’ but it too was taken 😞
It was sometime in February that I was taking stock of things. How far I’d come in the months gone by post Abhay’s death in June. I was crushed down but not blown away by his sudden demise. It was he who had shaped me into a strong and confident woman. He always had faith in me when I didn’t have it in myself. 
In these months I’d got a job, had learnt to drive, earned a license in my first attempt, had taken care of the finances and was on a sturdier footing than all those months back. It was thanks to all the support I got from all around especially my family and two very close friends of mine who stood strongly by me, not to forget my class of VII-B. They are the bright light in my life, a bunch of over enthusiastic, energetic children with different personalities but having their heart in the right place. 
I realised that I had sort of rezoned my life and the name stuck like thunderbolt. My pet name ‘Sona’, the name that I identify with the most. It had the right ring and luckily it was not taken. This is how ‘Soans Rezones’ came into existence, almost nine months after the biggest loss in my life. My online presence is like a rebirth after not adding anything to ‘Scientykids‘ my YouTube channel, since its Editor is gone, and losing my portal, thexpertmom.com.
So, here I am – rezoning online, rising from my loss, phoenix like in search of the answer to the question, what is life? Is it really a sum of ones memories, experiences and sharing that happens or much more? Join me on my journey, we might find answers together.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. shubhamaparasnis says:

    Hi Ma!
    Wish you all the best on this journey.
    Love,
    Shubham.

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  2. jharna deshmukh says:

    Loved it.. wishing you all the very best for this blogging journey.. keep writing and stay awesome..

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kalpita says:

    All the very best 🤗 Keep Smiling and writing 😁
    Eagerly waiting for your next blog
    ☺️👍

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Appu says:

    An excellent way to restart Didi! The way you talk about the struggles and how you found the strength to overcome them is truly inspiring. Keep it up! Looking forward to the next post..

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  5. Nivedita Yadav says:

    Ma’am this was really amazing!
    Looking forward for more such amazing stuff❤️
    All the very best Shruti Miss.💕

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  6. MAYUR says:

    All the best to the Phoenix spirit, have a great Leap ahead….

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Shefu says:

    Giving up is not on your list, Sona! You are truly amazing.
    Good luck in this endeavour of yours.
    I look forward to reading your posts.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Kavya Hegde says:

    I have come here today and I am really interested to read more because your words have actually got me intrigued
    ..

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    1. A. Shruti says:

      Thank you and most welcome. I hope you like the stuff here.

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  9. All the best on your journey Sona. It will be fascinating to see where the journey leads you.

    Ryan

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    1. A. Shruti says:

      Thank you very much Ryan. The blog turned three last month and a lot has happened here. Maybe you would like to have a look around. I am just enjoying the journey, let’s see where it leads!

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