Inspiration can come from anywhere and at any time in life, I got inspired to write my first book ‘Hormone Hijack’ when I was in midst of extreme confusion and I felt the need of a friend. I attended a workshop of Sweta Samota and Author & Coach, which made me structure my thoughts and guided me on how daily one step can make you achieve your dreams.
It is said that every first experience, whether it is first day at school, college or job or its first feeling of love, all hold a special place in one’s life, so does this book in mine. A boss of mine once said ‘if you can’t love yourself you can’t contribute your best to my organization’, this statement just shook my whole existence and since then whatever I have been doing its more efficient & effective. This gave me a clarity to my purpose to guide youth who feel lost in the midst of career & personal life through storytelling by means of books, blogs, talks & direct connect etc.
I felt the need for young generation to know and understand that self-love is not being selfish, it’s actually the opposite of being selfish, its being considerate to our surroundings. If we love ourselves, we give back to everything & everyone around us with 100%. The art & science of making a choice is in-built us and everyone needs their own time & space to find that.
Through my first book ‘Hormone Hijack’ I have shared a story of a middle class girl in search of path for a happy & successful life, crafting her into a strong willed independent woman thrilled me during the course of character development. The protagonist Kavita and her love life with Vivek made both of them grow together and apart exploring the situations & circumstances around them.
The day Kavita accepted herself and learnt to love herself more than anyone else was the day she felt strongest & vulnerable at same time. This hurricane of opposite emotions that are always their while we make choices in our life is usually driven by the hijack of our hormones from time to time.
How to maintain the right balance of mind & body that in-turn enrich our soul, seems to be the search everyone is on. Both genders in India are not allowed to ask a lot of questions freely, our society is built in a fashion where any question that gushes our hormones is termed either objectionable or unethical. We just suppress them, which usually causes extreme outcomes, some get in situations of early marriage, unwanted pregnancy, depression, suicides etc.
In the quest of our search we struggle with sadness, loneliness, fear and various insecurities but at the end ‘Life is all about ups and down – embrace it, remember we have Endorphins (the built in painkiller), Serotonin (the happy chemical) & many more such hormones just keep replenishing them…. they will always bring you to a stable ground after the hijack’.