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Friday, April 11, 2014

Juggling between Roles

"Anupama, this project is now your baby", my boss said, handing me a thick file.

Before I could react, there was a beep on my cellphone - "You cooked the cauliflower really well" - that's my brother in law, an ardent fan of my culinary skills.

I was smiling, when the gadget on my hand started ringing, flashing the name of one of my students. "Madam, please guide me what to do next", he requested.

I was too shocked to respond, so  I promised to call him back and walked back to my chair when the landline on my desk rang. "There is no bus on my route for 30 minutes. Please do something", a complete stranger had called me. I work in a public transport company, and my phone number is almost public property. I get such weird calls, in spite of the fact that I possess no power to satisfy such demands.

My mother in law called to check on my health, for I was sneezing over the phone last evening. I assured her of my being better and enquired about her left knee, which is her weak point.

I gulp down some water, reflecting on the various roles I've played in the last few minutes. And this is just a small sample. I am more - a daughter, a sister, friend, guide, what not.

I am no exception - all of us out there juggle between various roles. We are bloggers, artists in our own right, professionals, family, parents, siblings, friends and much of which we do not even realize.

Just give it a thought, and it will surely bring a smile to your lips.

Here's to you great people out there!
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9 comments:

PhenoMenon said...

well u be a pro at multitasking

PhenoMenon
http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/04/impressive-performances/

ashok said...

Anu- the super woman :)

Sakshi said...

It is funny how we women think about the roles that we play, and the men never seem to reflect upon that. We are born to juggle, between our emotions and our roles, in the process, leaving behind the ones who we are.. :)

vishal bheeroo said...

We are bloggers, artists in our own right, professionals, family, parents, siblings, friends and much of which we do not even realize.
Now, it brings a smile on my face. Love ur prompt:)

Gwen Gardner said...

I love your theme! I am constantly juggling and sometimes it's just crazy. I loved your example :) http://untetheredrealms.blogspot.com

Rama Ramaswamy said...

Wow! That's such a neat, feel good write up! :-)

Agnes Ong said...

Thanks for dropping by and it's the juggling that makes life interesting :)
www.angiecreativeink.com/blog

Maggie Winter said...

I don't juggle much these days...I turned the phone off when we moved to Brazil and I've never looked back. I turn it on when I want to call my mum or friends. I realise I'm considered weird! :)
Loving the A to Z Challenge Maggie@expatbrazil.

Sara Poyfair said...

So much going on, how do we women do it? I like how upbeat you are about the demands on you. There are times when that would totally stress me to my limit. Thank you for putting such a positive spin on it.