Hell of Aspirations

by MeeraMayaa

My Appa, still has those marks cards in his draw, which only I can access now.

Did you think it’s 100 or even 35/100

No it was 0/10

As a child I always wondered why there’s no Zero/Zero, because if we divide it’s either one or a full marks.

I never liked to study.
I loved playing with the dogs, cats, cows and vacation time I used to take care of the Donkeys (the Dhobiwaala used to bring with them along) and I also wanted to take care of Pigs, but they shooed me away.
This means I wanted to be a Veterinarian.

I helped my folks in the village to gather the cowdung
(Now stop that imagination you are playing in front of your eyes)

I flunked in my 1st standard and was made to attend this grade again.
And by now, I started leading the battalion through storytelling (something I liked performing even then)
If you want to know what stories?

It used to be like this
“Don’t listen to your parents and teachers they are Monsters :/”

(And I didn’t mean it, please don’t attack me 😉 )

I threatened my mom and teacher that I will not write exams and fought with them for almost 30-45 mins in the class (in the 1st grade 😉 )

At last they gave up,
And I wrote and threw the paper with the answers written 🙂
(Karma has revisited in the form of my minion now).

Oh!this was long time ago. And my decade’s base starts from here…This energy and confidence I owe it to my initial school days in the Airforce and Kendriya Vidyalaya.

2009, by this time I was married for 3 years and enjoying my honeymoon period…That’s when the tumour said a, “Hi Meera, and placed itself in my breast.” A lump, almost a size of a lemon. I’m thankful to this lemon for squeezing out the precariousness in me and leaving the juicy learnings to acknowledge the blessings in my life. Yes! This limie fella was excised and I I was back with my happy feet.

As the years passed by, 2014 happened. The tumour placed itself in my Appa this time and we as a family helped him face it. The going was good and just settling and that’s when the tiniest fella, the Staples bone in my ear started ringing bells of the family legacy of hearing problem, I didn’t spare him. The doctor removed the bone and we invited a Teflon in my ears.. Thanks to the family and forefathers for transferring this gene through their seeds, generation after generation…

By now I shifted 8 locations and was starting my Bermuda triangle movement between Garden city, Madaraspattinam and Manchester of Tamizhnadu.

Questioned was I by the gardeners, beauticians and their customers why haven’t I made a pot belly still. I felt like slapping them. Oh! I did and through my words.

You want to know how?

Once upon a time, a mother in law and her daughter in law came for a waxing appointment and they were firing their questions why haven’t I still decorated the egg in me into a pot belly? To which I smiled like that Onida devil and I asked the elderly lady, “Do you lock your son and daughter-in-law inside the room and wait for the outcome for the tailed protein head and bean shaped Eggie to collide and form a 4-32 celled embryo?” I waxed them with my question for their life time. I am sure all the follicles hid under their skin, promising never to germinate. I asked the mirror, was I harsh. Mirror slapped me and said, “Be more with these bed bugs.”

These aren’t monsters, it’s the Human brain which is one

Days to year and Appa’s health was deteriorating, it was his last words and my last promise. I didn’t cry, I asked him to stop breathing and leave this world..And I did say this in his ears on the 28th March 2016, for the first time in life he could hear without a hearing-aid and he closed his eyes. Days passed by I didn’t cry, Amma and all in the family forced me to but the stone was calcifying in me. One day to check my mails I opened my laptop only to snail into my linkedin Blogging space and I felt droplets traversing down like a glacier melt-down and realised that I cried and I cried through words for 5-8 hours…

I felt that am in peace with my self when am with the words maze..

Appa and I, don’t we look alike, just that we are a coffee (he is milk and am the decoction)

No one stopped asking me the question. The egg and the protein head denied to fuse. Either the tail got chopped off or the egg kicked out the damn creation..

This world is an illusion and Maya in our life happened. “She happened,” she walked to us and helped us in making our own nest with love and care and gave a label called, “Mother.”

Oh! This is the minion who keeps me on the edge of my toe nails and she brings not only our’s but the neighbor’s roof too down.

As a kid, when someone asked me what I wanted to become?
I used to say, I would like to get married and have 4 kids. (Really ?)
Gosh why I don’t know…. I am thankful to the Lord he didn’t, well he actually parcelled all in one..

The decade is incomplete without my aspiration story .

I wanted to be a Microbiologist and specialize in Tissue culture.
Well I did a Diploma in Molecular Biology, Honours in Tissue culture and loved Chemistry, especially Bio-Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Also I did a project in Defence food research laboratory in Mysore, apart from my Degree in microbiology. Freaky me why the hell did I do these. I should have loved someone. My parents felt, I couldn’t love someone or elope with anyone and they decided to get me married. And to me also it was a simple game. (A lazy procrastinating bubble am)

After 15 years the truth is “He,” my tangy half is blessed to have me in his life. (Just an assumption, but it sounds good 😉 Well I would rather say, He is blessed )

Curse me not for the rewind and forward mode. The life is such that.

One day I quit my 15 years of Job as a HR and Trainer, only to be with my minion, because her grandparents wanted to run away for sometime. I also felt I missed a lot and let me make it up (I felt that handling 150-300 employees was simpler but one minion , which is a Karma Reentry in a sequel format, took time for me to synch in with)

When I managed to decode, the challenging life became simpler to be with my minion. And it is now, let alone I getting slapped by her.

I always loved being with the kids and now I am living that real world through
– Storytelling ( to kids and parents) – Empanelled with a Pre-school for storytelling and content work.
– As a Coach/Trainer to the Teachers (through NLP and Storytelling) – Trained around 350-400 teachers till date with some more projects on the way
– Writing (it’s a droplet in this ocean). Gifted myself my first book, Mayaakatha, my last promise and Appa’s last words.

My first sailing

And second book, “The Coffee with soul” and 10 Anthologies and some more in making.

And it got grouped

Also am working on a module which would use,
Neuro Linguistic Programming and Storytelling to help children/Parents to use their uniqueness in connecting through the right usage of words and the resources within them, to develop their skills that they are blessed with and respect the same that of the others…
A long-short route ahead!

This apart, am running two initiatives called #LetsMakeStoriesDino an online writing community for children and adults..(The Dinos and LilDinos within us) and Storytelling online channel in Facebook and YouTube for parents especially.

In #creatingstories

This decade didn’t change me, neither did it change anyone around me. This decade helped me to carve out that, 30-60 mins of “Me-time,” everyday and stiffened my muscles to take charge of the challenges ahead….

And that’s my world in a go

It’s an Aspiration
And I owe this to my lil Minion Maya, she taught me that motherhood is not only about feeding and making the little one sleep.

Also that
It’s isn’t a challenge but a Karma’s blessing!

because it’s an aspiration…
Hell of aspirations ;))

“This post is a part of ‘DECADE Blog Hop’ #DecadeHop organised by #RRxMM Rashi Roy and Manas Mukul. The Event is sponsored by Glo and co-sponsored by Beyond The BoxWedding ClapThe Colaba Store and Sanity Daily in association with authors Piyusha Vir and Richa S Mukherjee”














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shail January 31, 2020 - 8:08 am

Hi let me first tell you I love your smile. You have braved so much being tumour, your fathers death and yet you have such a contagious smile that shows your strength. Your minion is too cute. With so many accomplishments and books published I wish you publish many more and continue to love animals.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 8:28 am

Thank you Shail. Smiles cures so many things in our life

shail January 31, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Very true!!

shivanisalil January 31, 2020 - 9:41 am

I have always loved your smile, it exudes positivity. Reading this today has just confirmed it. I like the way you use words- egg and protein head, four parcelled in one. Great choice of words. I’m glad you moved away from HR and it’s trappings.
Keep spinning stories and keep warming us with your smile.
Lots of love

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 9:42 am

Thank you 😊 Shivani

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 2:05 am

Di, HR world, it’s an ocean…

Jyoti Arora January 31, 2020 - 9:48 am

You are a strong girl dear. You so swiftly wrote all the hardships and blessings of your life. Stay positive and keep writing such inspirational post.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 10:00 am

Thank you, Jyoti 🦋

✰Novemberschild✰ (@romspeaks) January 31, 2020 - 10:00 am

Hey Meera, reading you for the first time.
Found you through Bloghop.
Wondering to know your decade journey.
Everything happens for a reason and I believe the reason is always good.
Best wishes for your amazing future.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 10:10 am

Thank you and yes everything happens for a reason 😊

Janaki January 31, 2020 - 10:22 am

Meera, enjoyed reading your post. Karma revisits all of us through our children….so you aren’t alone. However, this time it also allows us to enjoy!!!
Janaki (@beyond the familiar)

Priyanka Naik January 31, 2020 - 10:23 am

You are a courageous soul…a brave heart! Despite all the odds, you have fought your battles and become the rock solid person tbat you are.
I am thoroughly impressed by your various endeavours to contribute to society…especially your active participation in story telling for kids.
It was touching to read your inspiring journey.
I wish you good health, happiness, and success in all that you do!

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 11:00 am

Thank you so very much ❤️ Priyanka.

Namratha Varadharajan January 31, 2020 - 11:23 am

Hey Meera. I hopped over as soon as possible because you always want to know more about your friends. I was already an admirer, now I am even more. You have your own unique way of writing, I think I would recognize your words even if it wasn’t signed.
And in my case, Varad’s karma is visiting me in the form of my children! (I was a super sweet kid🙂)

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 11:28 am

And am laughing loud 😂.
Namratha, thank you so much for your kind words.
And about Varadh’s karma, congratulations to you

Ritu January 31, 2020 - 11:50 am

I loved the positivity your post exuded. With all the highs and lows, it made for a great read. I too lost a parent in the last decade and too had a breakdown similar to yours. Wishing you the very best. Keep inspiring.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 12:03 pm

Thank you, Ritu

Maya Bhat January 31, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Lot of emotions put forward in a witty write up. I liked your little minion, Maya 😉

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Thank you, and here’s a Hi to Maya from Maya

sundeepananthd January 31, 2020 - 12:11 pm

Throughout your post, one constant was your attitude. Positive, jovial, fun-loving. How could you be all that in such a short span? I loved it how you portrayed your sorrow and sweet moments. Not everyone can do that. You must be a fun mom to Maya. Love to your minion and you don’t need any wishes, you are already doing good and maybe helping others too. Good luck to the microbiologist in you. Keep up the positivity and spread the love. Lovely read.
— rightpurchasing

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 12:34 pm

Thank you, for your kind words.
I owe to my Appa whom I have seen smiling and throwing the witty and humour elements in the family and wherever he went.
I am just a tiny reflections

sundeepananthd January 31, 2020 - 5:08 pm

Your appa must’ve been one amazing father.
More power to you Meera 😊😊😊

Harjeet Kaur January 31, 2020 - 12:26 pm

Wow! Your smile says it all. The eyes express what all you have been through. I love the way you have related the decade and how you have faced it all. The grin and bear it spirit which I keep trying to most of the time but I falter and fall into depression. I wish I knew how to do the storytelling and all with the kids. I love kids. but I am now too old to learn I guess. You are such a prolific writer. All the best in all your future endeavours. God bless you and your minion..she is adorable.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 12:36 pm

Thank you 😊
Mam, I feel we are born Storytellers. Each of us live or depict it in our own way

Meena January 31, 2020 - 12:52 pm

You have poured out your heart in this post Meera! I salute to the fighter in you. Love and kisses to Maya, the little bundle. More power to you. May this new decade bring in more joy for you and your family

Meena from balconysunrise.wordpress.com

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 1:09 pm

Thank you, Meena for the kind words.
And little Maya says, Thank you 😊!

deepsreflections January 31, 2020 - 1:06 pm

It’s the most witty write up of the blog hop. Kudos to you. You’ve depicted your struggles, your high and lows without any malice. Your writing is so unique, full of humour and wit. You are indeed a storyteller.
Lots of love

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 1:08 pm

Thank you very much 😊 Deepika.
I am happy to get that connect with you

hemasha January 31, 2020 - 1:24 pm

Oh! This was so full of emotions. The hardships, heartbreak and the emerging beauty in you. Loved this and am in awe of your spirit. Bless you dear.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 8:28 am

Thank you, Hemasha

Jyotirmoy Sarkar January 31, 2020 - 1:34 pm

In a soft tone you have written down so many of hard chapters, loved the way you have presented it.Good to know about your childhood activities, even i was not so much interested to write down the answers during exam.
Hopefully will read your book soon.
Stay blessed.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 2:06 pm

Aww happy to hear about that lil child in you ❤️
And whenever you grab a copy of Mayaakatha, I would love to hear your experiences

sarmisthac January 31, 2020 - 1:56 pm

You have so much positivity in you and you are an inspiration. Beautifully penned. Looking forward to read more. 💖💖💖💖💖

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 8:29 am

Thank you Sarmistha

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 9:11 am

Thank you 😊❤️

Pooja Priyamvada January 31, 2020 - 2:09 pm

I liked the unique format of your blog scrolling feels like one is watching a presentation and your text also reads like almost a script. Kudos.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 4:09 pm

Thank you very much Pooja. I am happy that I could give you a comfortable read 💚

Piya Gajbe January 31, 2020 - 2:37 pm

Wow! You are terrific! What a journey and how bravely you faced each twist and turn. Kudos to you for your high spirits. Keep writing and keep spreading the positivity of yours. Best Wishes.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 4:05 pm

Thank you Piya and it’s lovely that I connected with you and you in brought so many

Geethica January 31, 2020 - 2:52 pm

Such a deeply emotional ride, Maya. Life has its own reasons for all things and most importantly the timing. You are such a powerful lady. Wish you loads of luck.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 9:41 am

Thank you, Geethica. Love Meera

Pashmeena Chowdhary January 31, 2020 - 6:09 pm

I had no idea Meera that you hide so many problems behind your beautiful smile..Very happy to see that you overcame the health issues..You have carved a beautiful life for yourself and have an unbeatable spirit.. I would like to connect with you regarding storytelling..My best wishes to you for even greater achievements..

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 6:42 pm

Thank you Pashmeena
And am aware about the fight you went through..

And I would love to connect with on the Storytelling aspect…

lifewithmypenguin January 31, 2020 - 3:02 pm

I awe of your spirit Meera. By the way, am following your #LetsMakeStoriesDino for a few weeks now and am glued. Keep spreading your positivity.

lifewithmypenguin January 31, 2020 - 9:33 am

~ Pragnya (www.lifewithmypenguin.com)

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 9:43 am

Thank you 😊 and happy you are liking it

Zenobia Merchant January 31, 2020 - 3:47 pm

This is indeed a rollercoaster ride and you sure as hell are enjoying it. I loved the honesty about the academics grade. We are stuck in a rat race where a person is acknowledged by his/her grades vis-a-vis there talent or hardwork. You keep writing and bring a smile on our face😊

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Thank you, Zenobia.
So true we are in rat race and I have always been away from the race.
Don’t know how good but am in peace

Supriti January 31, 2020 - 4:42 pm

it all felt like reading a lovely story.. u have been one hell of a kid and why not?!! no wonder u r a story teller who call cook stories out of anything.. even the egg to potbelly! i loved every word of yours.. m sure this also comes from the genes.. i hope in the coming decade u stay healthy, fit and smiling cooking up more stories for us… 🙂

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 11:35 am

Thank you 😊 Supriti
And yeah I was one hell of a kid

vartikasdiary1 January 31, 2020 - 5:01 pm

I didn’t know behind this infectious smile, you have so many hardships hidden, Meera. Kudos to you, dear lady for fighting against all the odds and managed to not just smile but also spread the same. Lovely knowing you more and that pic with Maya is love.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Thank you Vartika.
And my love yo M&M
Tell them Meera aunty is making a video for them

Ruchi January 31, 2020 - 5:07 pm

There’s so much positivity in you. This post is such an inspiration. Stay strong and keep smiling always.

Deepika January 31, 2020 - 5:24 pm

Hi Meera! Reading you the very first time but I follow your videos and food you cook. I love the line”Welcome to Meera’s kitchen. In starting what co-wrote about you I couldn’t believe because now you are a very different personality with positive vibes! Loved your Karma journey too.Lovely read. Best wishes!

Deepika January 31, 2020 - 5:25 pm

Deepika Mishra

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 5:59 pm

Thank you and this message is from Meera’s Kitchen 😉
Nice to hear about me through you…

Archana January 31, 2020 - 5:50 pm

Great Achivements,Your rollar coaster ride of a decade i no less than a journey of a warrior Meera, inspite of facing several issues of health, at the end you stoop up again and bounced back braverly, would love to read your books.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 5:57 pm

Thank you Archana.
Do share your experiences of grabbing the read

Sivaranjini Anandan January 31, 2020 - 7:56 pm

So into your blog for the first time and I always felt writing life experiences was a bit tricky but you have did it effortlessly this may be by experience 😜 more joy and happiness to you.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 4:10 pm

Thank you, Sivaranjani for your words.
And happiness to you too ❤️

Anjali M Naik January 31, 2020 - 8:18 pm

Oh my Meera ..it was like a movie playing in front of my eyes. it was a rollercoaster ride with humour, grief, excitement, happiness everything churned together. As I always say, i’m lucky and blessed to have a friend like you whom I felt connected from the start. I shall always remain in awe of your multitasking skills. Wishing you much more Karma revisits and new ventures and innumerable books/antholgies. Good luck dear !

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 4:03 pm

Thank you 😊❤️ dearie and yes it’s always the same connect I share with you.
And more writings and more work, remember you are just a message away and you are the reason behind #LetsMakeStoriesDino

Swarnali Nath January 31, 2020 - 8:43 pm

Meera, I just fell in love with your writing style, and your extremely delicious storytelling style, and your inspiring story of life, and your bright smile, and everything. I just loved loved loved reading it thoroughly. I am sad for know about your losses, and at the same time, feeling so driven by your struggles. Lots of love and hugs. Best wishes for life.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 4:01 pm

Thank you very much, Swarnali.
Your words are so warm and sending you loads of love your way ❤️

Swarnali Nath February 1, 2020 - 7:06 am

Thanks and same to you Meera 🙂

Pr@Gun January 31, 2020 - 10:53 pm

Wow-what an awesome post and the flow you write with is commendable. You are a great storyteller this is hence proved and you have a lovely smile and your partner in the pic is beautiful too. You have gracefully weaved the ups and downs of the last decade. Thanks for introducing me to the eggie and protein head. I really am keen to read your book, will surely do so soon. sure to peep into #LetsMakeStoriesDino as I love stories and storytelling too.

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 6:04 pm

Thank you for your kind words ❤️ Pragun.
And you are most welcome to #LetsMakeStoriesDino

As you read my little journey in my book, would love to save your experiences

Monika February 1, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Hi I just loved your post . The way you wrote it proves you a great story teller . Inspite of all struggles faced and grief experienced you have added doses of humour in your words . I have become your fan Meera . Lots of wishes for future . Do send me links to your books and #letscreatestories on my mail plz . Mail plz . Thanks

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 1:21 pm

Aww thank you so much and am your fan too. I would love to travel in your reading journey. Just help me with your email id

Dr. Surbhi Prapanna January 31, 2020 - 11:49 pm

amazing writing style and you had narrated your journey since your childhood to motherhood with magical words. indeed you are a brave and courageous person, who had faced different struggles of life with positivity and courage. I could co relate with your motherhood journey and I had also learnt and explored a lot about various aspects of life, after being a mom.

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 2:57 am

Thank you 😊 Surbhi.for your words.
And am happy you could relate too.

My Words My Wisdom February 1, 2020 - 12:04 am

You have handled so many battles with that wonderful smile, it’s courageous. I was so engrossed in reading your blog, it’s inspiring. I am going to grab MayaaKatha as i loved your writing style

MeeraMayaa January 31, 2020 - 6:43 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words..and let me know if you want me to share the link…

Thanks again

My Words My Wisdom February 1, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Yes please

yossarian (@y0ssar1anl1ves) February 1, 2020 - 1:49 am

I found it curious that kids were flunked in First standard! That too in a KV! I liked the fortitude you have shown in your journey. It inspires one to be strong in their own journey as well! Cheers! Rohit Verma

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 2:59 am

Yeah I fluncked in my 1st standard in Air force school 🙂
And hell happened in my life and from there on reading or studying I picked it up…

And thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts

surabhi19 February 1, 2020 - 4:04 am

Hi, Meera! I read you for the first time and you write very smoothly all the hardship of your life. you are a brave and strong heart girl so keep smiling and keep writing such an inspirational post. My best wishes to you for your next decad.

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 5:37 am

Thank you, Surabhi for your words and wishes.
Happy to know you 💚

soniadogra February 1, 2020 - 5:37 am

Hi Meera
What a wonderfully spirited person you are! Kudos.
Also, what a phenomenal story teller I see in you. The way you crafted your post is awesome. I loved every bit of it. Best wishes to you!💐💐

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 5:44 am

Thank you, Sonia for your kind words and wishes 🦋💐

Radhika Acharya February 1, 2020 - 7:21 am

Well what can I say Meera? You’ve said it all and said it so well!!
Love your spunk – whether in the face of life’s strange ways or giving it back to the inquisitive folk out there! Go right ahead in life with that brilliant smile of yours!! 👍👍

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 8:04 am

Thanks Radhika
Giving back, unused to think is wrong owing to the preconceived thoughts.
Later I realized, it requires those words to be put straight on the face

Coz to become a mother is our choice or any girls choice
And I hate it when people use it as a syllabus

shravmusings February 1, 2020 - 9:54 am

Your story weaving skills are at its best in this article. I just can’t say which part I liked the best. You got me smiling all through. Your wit and sarcasm were so nice.

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 10:05 am

Thank you, for sharing your thoughts. I am smiling reading your experience and I feel I did justice..

Prerna Wahi February 1, 2020 - 12:48 pm

Meera, I have been following you for a while but didn’t know your journey as closely. You exemplify optimism and humility and inspire many of us. I love the way you have woven the story based on your real life, keeping it interesting and witty. Keep writing!

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 8:02 am

Thank you Prerna and am a fan of your writing 🦋💐

jayanthi6 February 1, 2020 - 5:33 pm

Very nice choice of words, Meera…and all girl minions make sure the word ‘karma’ is true! 🙂 Kudos to you for getting past all of life’s difficulties…

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 6:05 pm

Thank you Jayanthi.
And yes, Karma is true and comes visiting us in a different avatar in every download

Shalzzz February 1, 2020 - 5:48 pm

I had tears in my eyes reading this post because of similar experiences. Having lost a dear one only last month, I understand how difficult life sometimes is. Tight hugs to you and congratulations on your book!

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 6:02 pm

Oh! Shalz
My hugs and more power to you dear.
Thank you for your words and am sorry that my words made those little droplets travel down..

Varsh February 1, 2020 - 6:11 pm

Meera, this is my first time on your blog although I’ve been following you on Facebook for quite some time. Your style of writing is unique and so very confident and unapologetic. Almost like you wouldn’t care if the reader is impressed or not because you yourself are!

I hope you write lot more and publish lot more. Good karma will always come back for you.

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 6:56 pm

Thank you, Varsh
These words are so encouraging and making me to write more..

Absolutely it’s the Karma’s blessing in my life ..

Pavi Raman February 1, 2020 - 6:42 pm

You are a strong woman, full of whimsy and dreams. Losing a parent, battling cancer, career changes – all these are huge life events that you have braved with that signature million dollar smile of yours. And your sense of humor is beyond darling!
I’m thankful to have known you and connected with you. ❤ ❤

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 6:58 pm

And am thankful too
It’s these words and blessings that has helped keep moving.

Your words are so warm and happy knowing you
You are a beautiful writer and I have been reading your quills…

sonamchamaria February 1, 2020 - 11:26 pm

You’ve braved a lot in the past decade! Always keep smiling. Losing a parent is always tough 😦
May God give you strength

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 6:03 pm

Sure dear and thank you for your words and wishes…
Cheers to you

Pavi Raman February 2, 2020 - 12:14 am

Also Maya? What a cutie pie!! Must take after her rockin’ mommy ❤

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 6:59 pm

Ha ha, she is the who brought Reality in my illusion world and illustrated my illusions to reality

Debidutta Mohanty February 2, 2020 - 12:20 am

Loved your sense of humour in your writing. I am too a microbiology student and loved biochemistry so there was an instant connect with your writing. You have faced so much and achieved too. Well I too want to start storytelling but don’t know how to and where to start from. Will ping you separately. All the best for future endeavours. And yes you got a very contagious smile that shows your inner strength in all situations.

MeeraMayaa February 1, 2020 - 7:02 pm

Aww there is Microbiology and Biochemistry connect. I still love those alpha and beta glucose structure 😉

And w.r.t the storytelling, we are born Storytellers and you are one too.
Feel free to reach me or let me know how we can 😊

Debidutta Mohanty February 27, 2020 - 11:18 am

Would love to be in touch with you. The best part of blogging is u get chance to connect with so many talented and vibrant souls. I am interested for storytelling but do I need any formal phonic training.

MeeraMayaa March 3, 2020 - 9:48 am

Absolutely Debidutta.
I believe we are born Storytellers and each of us have a unique style in telling stories.
There are professionals and institutions training individuals in Storytelling, which would definitely deal with phonic training too.

I haven’t done one, I learn it whenever I share a story..
mayaakatha@gmail.com is my email id, let’s be in touch

Mahesh Sowani February 2, 2020 - 12:36 am

Losing a parent is a painful experience. It took me six years to recover. Hope God gives you the strength to cope with it. I am glad that you are doing great in story telling world.

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 2:04 am

True Mahesh, it takes time or the pain remains ..with experiences with enjoyed or didn’t acknowledge.

Thank you for your kind words

Neha Sharma February 2, 2020 - 6:33 am

This is the kind of positive spirit I always want to embed in my life too. Even with so much going on, you are so positive and full of life. I loved your unique style of writing and usage of interesting words. Lots of love to you and your little minion and all the best for your initiatives in the field of writing & storytelling. Have a great year ahead!

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 8:13 am

Thank you Neha for your kind words. There are few treasures, which are already embedded in you ..

My minion says, “Tanku,”

Best wishes to you dear


Priyal February 2, 2020 - 9:01 am

You are truly a strong person who believe to live a positive life, loved the style of your writing from childhood to motherhood and how you lose your father.
Best wishes for this decade

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 9:11 am

Thank you Priyal for your words and ere’s my wishes tailed to this post…

nooranandchawla February 2, 2020 - 10:06 am

Maya, you have been through one hell of a decade! Kudos to you for rising above every situation with such immense positivity.
I want to ask you about the lump- I have one too, but it’s a tiny nodule and it’s benign. Was your lump malignant or did you remove it out of caution? I’m confused whether to remove it or let it be.

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 10:32 am

Hey thank your your kind words.
I had a lump which was a benign, ignored it would have been different.

And with regards to the lump you have, pls get a mammography and doc check up done.

And if you ask me, it’s better to remove a lump, because it isn’t part of your body .

It’s just one step. Met the gyn/doc
My email id is mayaakatha@gmail.com

nooranandchawla February 2, 2020 - 12:25 pm

Actually all that has been done- i’ve gotten a mammogram, done the FNAC etc. The doctors have recommended removal but I just wanted to know from someone who has been in a similar situation. I am leaning towards removing it.
Thanks so much!

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 4:11 pm

Pls remove it. What was in FNAC as a result.
Noor, it’s that step,
Pls think
My question is why have it or carry it

The surgery would be done,
Stitches would be put
Once it dries, it will be removed

Just take care for few months
And then you can go shopping gal.

My request, visit doctor
Speak with family and get it done!!

nooranandchawla February 2, 2020 - 5:45 pm

Thank you. Yes I think I will pursue that route. FNAC said its benign, fortunately.

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 6:11 pm

That’s a good sign.
Pls take next step.

And am sorry to push

Arushi February 2, 2020 - 5:29 pm

I am in love with your writing style and your smile. You have had a decade full of ups and downs but you have emerged stronger because you have been a positive person. I could relate to your motherhood journey and your minion is just so cute. Loved reading your post. Hope to stay in touch beyond the hop too.

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 6:07 pm

Would love to hop on beyond the hop.
Thank you, Arushi for your kind words and my mini minion says, ‘Tanku’

mommytincture February 2, 2020 - 5:34 pm

Hey Maya, this was one of the best posts I have read in this blog hop. You are so so inspiring and this post worth extracting so many life lessons. This makes me want to pull out your book that’s been lying on my shelves for so long now that I feel ashamed of myself. But soon.. I promise you, very soon!

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 6:09 pm

Thank you, so much and I feel honored to be mentioned in your words battalion.
And whenever you travel with Mayaakatha, I would love to hear your experience of reading my little pockets of rainbow..

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 6:10 pm

And pls don’t feel the way you felt, everything has a day and so is Mayaakatha.

Anytime 😁 you can pick this book

Disha February 2, 2020 - 7:08 pm

Your post mentions all the hardships of the last decade, but what I take away from the post is positive vibes flowing through words. Keep enjoying life with Maya! 🙂

MeeraMayaa February 2, 2020 - 7:09 pm

Thank you Disha for your kind words and my best wishes to you 🦋🌈

Srishti Rajeev February 3, 2020 - 4:52 am

Your minion has given you so many reasons to do what you are doing today. The hardships are an experience now and story telling brings in all that experience. The post was lovely! It truly tracks your wonderful journey. Coffee has been adapted differently. Liked it

MeeraMayaa February 3, 2020 - 7:37 am

Thank you Srishti.
True, Minion has added those chapters in my life which is,
Coffee with my soul..

Preeti's Panorama February 3, 2020 - 11:44 am

Wow!!..From the one who didn’t want to write answers in the first grade to the author of books… U have indeed lived your life. Ur post gives me the glimpse of a strong-willed person that you are. it is the positive vibes within you in spite of the hardships in your life that I respect.
May you have happier decades ahead.

MeeraMayaa February 3, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Thank you for your wishes.
Oh! Ask me even today I wonder that incident in my life
Karma wishes that I should write for not writing that day.

And happy days to you ❤️

शिप्रा त्रिवेदी February 3, 2020 - 5:19 pm

Hugs and applauds for you. What an inspiring person you are. Wish you more success and good time ahead with Maya..

MeeraMayaa February 3, 2020 - 12:11 pm

Thanks a bunch and best wishes to you too क्षिप्रा 🦋🦋

Rashi Roy February 7, 2020 - 12:07 pm

What an amazing style of writing, enjoyed reading it 🙂 The touch of wit and humor is what made the entire post interesting. Am glad you decided to participate in this blog hop and shared this beautiful piece with us 🙂

MeeraMayaa February 7, 2020 - 6:32 pm

Thank you Rashi, am glad it connected 🦋

Manas Mukul February 7, 2020 - 11:58 pm

Wow… Now thats a lovely story of an ordinary person with extra ordinary courage. Grief and sadness looses its sheen when humor stands tall in front of it. Thats what you have done. Great post Meera. All the best for future.
#DecadeHop #RRxMM

MeeraMayaa February 8, 2020 - 5:22 pm

Thank you, Manas 🙂

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