Today I bring you a guest post from Mayur Wadhwani’s, the creator of It’s Mayur Remember? His blog features his original fantasy and other fiction pieces (They are a great reads!) as well as fan fiction and guest posts. Check out his blog and let your imagination run wild.
I’m a son, younger brother and a pet parent. A Biomedical Engineer by education and writer by hobby.
I play a lot of roles, all equally important. Each of them have their ups and downs and yet maintaining a balance of them is the hardest thing to do.
I enjoyed and love my engineering. In fact, I plan on completing my post graduate course abroad. But by the mistakes I made, or by the recruiter’s perspective I was never a suitable candidate. I stood with an engineering degree and no job.
I want to publish a fantasy novel someday. I know it is difficult. I have tried making drafts, but after writing a few chapters I no longer understand where the plot is headed. In comparison blogging is easier, regardless of the views I get.
I also know I can’t write for a living. Its a hobby. Engineering is my profession. Writing is and will be only a stress buster, a hobby.
Today, I am a full-time content writer in a online journalism website and freelancing writer for two clients. In my desperation, I turned to writing and now its my profession.
Its impossible at the moment to balance these two. I hardly get time, how do I sit and try to look at current researches of my interests?
The worst part is in answering questions like why writing after engineering? I feel like shouting at them. Expressing my desperation and my anguish at not making it currently in the field of engineering.
However, I know that all I need is schedule, a plan which will make sure that I give proper time to every one of my interests: engineering, writing, reading and so on. I’m trying and I am sure I will keep on trying.
Melissa here asked me to tell my story about balance. I tell you my struggle. The success story will take years of hard work to be written.
I can tell you this, never before have I felt this confident I will achieve my goals than I do today. There will be success later, published papers and a great career, regardless of the pay grade. And there will be a published novel.
Regardless of when that happens, I know I will always have loving parents and a caring brother. There’s the balance that I have to achieve. Balance between my interests and my family.
That’s the balance that matters