“A life is contributed to an extent which is not measurable” – Mom
Have an insight into the journey of a young mom, Kreeti, who consistently says, never give up. Your purpose will show you a new ray, hang in there and at the end, you will end up with a path which is best suited for you.
Let’s have a look at highlights from our interview with her:
What gets you out of bed in the morning i.e. what’s your source of motivation?
Mostly my alarm clock! No seriously, the prospect of a new day and a new beginning is what drives me. Nowadays, am always fond of figuring out something niche or new which will impact people positively and give them a reason to smile. Just that mere thought of my giving a smile is what motivates me… I usually keep this mode on and it serves the source of my motivation all the time.
What made you choose this cause? Tell us more about it…
It’s been tumultuous 6 years of my life where I have witnessed my son with autism face challenges. As a mother, the first instinct was to put your heart and soul in looking for reasons and solutions. Like me, every mother/wife/sister/daughter of a special need person on this planet go through emotional setbacks and starts losing hope. It’s a dark world, we have no answers. And when the news of a mother committing suicide flashed, it broke something inside me because we knew the pain and the struggle. That’s when I decided to reach out to mothers and create a community for them where they can let their hair down (no questions asked, do whatever!). Those few moments of craziness gives immense strength to us to face another day of challenges. And of course, in the end, gives you that assurance of a helping hand whenever you are in need. We will meet once a month only and only to have fun, talk, ask questions, laugh, cry, do whatever, no one will stop you! Just let yourself go!
How does your journey help you in the creation of this community?
I know the pain and I know how I can feel better!! That was my only motivation 🙂
When do we see this community going live?
It’s already live. we are at:
The first event is live on Facebook and you can find the details at facebook.com/thespecialmom/event It’s one of a kind event, where all mothers will come together to celebrate life…her own life!
What comes first for you – money or emotions?
I am an emotional person with a capital E. Alongside it, I also wish to reach out and make someone’s life worth living for. Moreover, making a mother smile and glee with joy, and love to hear the words ‘yes I can do it and with a smile’. Your value creation process should matter, everything else will fall into place.
How do you handle the pressure and manage stress?
I go dancing with my husband 🙂 the best way to handle stress and to manage is to talk about it. Reach out to people, open up, talk, meet friends, have good food. The challenges that you have in life will automatically fall into the ‘manageability bracket’.
What advice would you give to someone who has a similar purpose in life?
I always work on a tag line ‘add value to get value’. Believe in yourself, have faith and the rest will automatically materialize. Also, if you feel you can help us in this journey, feel free to reach out to us. The Special Mom is all ears and waiting!