I truly believe every women should be financially independent.
It is important for every individual to be financially independent – be it men or women. A large number of women in India are efficient home-makers but career takes a back seat for many of them when they enter motherhood and I was no different.
My voyage to blog writing started as a vent out session. I wrote my first blog as an answer to the people with unsolicited advice for me. Humans work better when they get appreciated. When I realized others can relate to my writing and are actually appreciating it, I started paying bit more attention to it. I started writing on a regular basis, half of the credit goes to the “pregnancy hormones” and rest to the spare time I had post leaving my nine to five jobs. I worked for a regular office job for more than a decade and pregnancy brought some major changes in my lifestyle. I wanted to pen down my feelings during pregnancy.
Gradually writing became my favorite stress buster as it helped me relax and I was exploring different horizons of writing. I started with a couple of blogs at first and later started writing professionally for clients. From product reviews to content writing, I enjoyed each piece I wrote. I remember that first time I realized that I will be paid for writing a blog about some brand my happiness knew no bounds. I never thought I could write for brand promotions and they will actually like my post.
I am really content and joyful being a freelance writer, as it gives me an opportunity to be with my kid and keep my obsession of being financially independent intact. I never wanted to miss my baby’s “firsts”. From her first giggle to her first step, everything is just too precious for me and I want to cherish these tiny moments in my heart forever. I get to see her grow each day and I couldn’t have asked for more. She is my dose of happiness and my irreplaceable cuddly bear.
So if I may perhaps determine my answer for the inspiration of my writing journey it would be “Motherhood”. It inspired me to be creative enough and gave me an opportunity to propose a fair chance of writing. I have heard it a lot that you don’t feel tired if you enjoy or love the work you do and as it turns out writing does keep me happy. Every day a new topic and new research keep my brain cell activity on the go and my bank account balance a little better than before. So here are a few of my tips that will help you to be financially independent:
Believe in yourself
Doubting yourself and your abilities are the worst things you can do to your self-esteem. There is nothing that you cannot do if you set your mind to it. Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise has no idea of your willpower or your capabilities. Ignore the negativity. Never get bothered with “Log kya kahenge”, it really doesn’t matter.
Read, learn, and then begin
It is imperative that you know what you are getting yourself into. Whether it is a retailing business, content writing, marketing or any other, proper information about will help you make the right decision. Never shy away from asking questions. Find the people who are working in the same field and clear your doubts. Half knowledge is dangerous but so is never starting. Take a leap, start, and learn more with your mistakes, failures, and success.
Choose the work as per your interest not because someone else is doing it
If women are financially independent they not only contribute to the daily expenses of the household but also become confident enough to face life challenges head-on. When you love what you do, you be more comfortable and work better with that confidence. Do not choose the option of earning on the basis of what others are doing.
Plan and Execute with proper paperwork
Proper documentation is a must to safeguard your investments if there are any. Plan your strategy, write it down and when you are happy with the planning, execute. Every working opportunity requires proper planning to make it work in your favor. You need to take your work seriously in order for others to take it seriously
It is important for all women irrespective of their relationship status (married single widowed, separated, etc.) to be financially independent. It brings self-reliance and gives you the confidence to take control of your life. It is important that women free themselves from financial overdependence on family and guard against dire situations.
Three fabulous bloggers have hosted this blog train on the occasion of Women’s day, Neha from Sharing our experiences, Deepali from My teeny tot, and Anubhuti from Cries n laughter. I would like to Thank Prisha for introducing me via her blog who blogs at- www.mummasarus.com. Hop on this blog train and read another interesting blog from Ishieta – isheeriashealingcircles.com.
Loved it Kavita 🙂 and am glad that you started writing. I love reading your thoughts and yes I completely agree each women should be financially independent. More than anything it gives us confidence.
I think you brought out some really valid points and that a woman should continue to pursue her passions. Actually both men and women should. Women tend to give up a lot which may not be in their best interests.
Kudos Kavita for taking that step towards liberation. Yes financial independance has much to do with one’s confidence and lets one live a lifestyle of choosing!
that’s a great post, yes we women need to be financially independent and also in every other way be it mental, psychological, physical too
Agree. Plus I like the point about gaining proper knowledge. It is important we work on our skills and learn from those who are already doing well. Learning new skills is important to move ahead or find better solutions. Excellent article.
Tre, true. Completely agree that a woman needs to be financially independent. You have laid out some good points. A lot of women give up their freedom when they give up on their financial independence and that should never happen.
Agree Kavita. A woman should be financially independent. You have mentioned some good tips for women to follow.
Awesome post, all women should read this post if in self-doubt. Financial independence is really important to feel empowered.
Very well written, Kavita. I couldn’t agree more. Financial independence is the best gift a woman can give herself.
Being in financial industry I understand the importance of financial literacy for women. Great that you brought this up..
Good points. Especially when starting out we need to be aware and in acceptance of ourselves.
Really beneficial tips…and love to hear your wonderful story..?
Our journey is so similar..started out writing as a stress buster …the difference is , I am still a newbie. Just a few days old in the field… !!
Enjoyed reading it..short simple and sweet!
I completely am sync with the you. As women we must have financial Independence. Also we need to strike a balance between baby and work
Absolutely right Kavita . not doing something because someone else is doing it or they want us to do it is a very important point. We should be independent from inside.