The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. Priorities change along with her hormones. A woman evolves from human to superhuman. And the child becomes an endless source of energy, inspiration, dedication, positivity & FAITH!
Sharing one such mother’s story whose child ignited a new spirit to prove herself.
Aakansha is an incredibly chirpy, friendly, carefree woman. Being married off early in her twenties had a kid by mid-twenties started questioning about her future. The mother in her wants to inspire her child. Without wasting much time, she started focusing on her health. Joined a gym and took baby steps towards a healthy lifestyle. Soon after, her gym instructor casually suggested her to take part in Mrs India Worldwide pageant, knowing her short-lived modeling career before her marriage. Without much expectations, she did apply and is now one of the 80 finalists contesting for the crown!
Are you a mother? Have unfulfilled dreams?
It is never too late to kick-start your life. Take your time and follow your heart.
Re-starting a career from scratch after a long pause is intimidating. But fortunately, Akansha has a very supportive & loving partner. On the day of our shoot, Vinay played like a truly equal partner. From taking care of the 3year old to respectfully giving her space to work.
TRIVIA: This classic block printed saree is from the 85-year-old brand called the “Bombay Silk Store” run by Vinay’s family throughout generations. Located at the heart of new market, kolkata. They are manufacturers & retailer specialising in block printing. A traditional art of printing that is unfortunately, slowly fading away.
Akansha is determined to have a positive change in her life. The never-give-up spirit is going to take her a long way.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Cohelo
When in doubt, take a step back. Evaluate what is important and enjoy life. Don’t get worked up about things, lighten up, smile more, laugh more and don’t forget the kid in you.
Furthermore lead a healthy lifestyle, which in turn leads to a more clear and sort out mind. This also applies whether you are married or not, regardless of gender.
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
― Frida Kahlo
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