The writer, who became an Engineer, who became an Investment Banker, who became a Fertility Spokesperson, who became…a writer.
I was one of those kids who loved writing, and by the time I got to High School, my soap-opera style novellas in foolscap notebooks were in high circulation amongst my classmates. Back then, I fancied myself creating the next best TV soapie after Ripples (did I just give away my age?), and I looked forward to the awesome life of being a writer one day.
But by the time I got into University, in between studying hard for my degree and enjoying Uni life, writing soon took a back seat. My Chemical Engineering degree was followed by a Masters in Finance & Management, after which I got a job with an Engineering company. Writing had become a thing of the past for me.
I remember running into an old friend from High School, and she remarked, “I can’t believe you no longer write. Your stories were so good”. My honest response to her was I didn’t even think I had it in me anymore. It was an early gift that life had taken away from me.
Or so I thought.
Life continued. I got married, had a career change from Engineering to Investment Banking, had kids and started an online community to support women struggling with infertility……..