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Back to where I belong!! #MyfriendAlexa

Happy Engineer’s day to all the readers. I am sure you are aware that we celebrate this day to pay our respects to the great son of India & a world-renowned engineer, Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary.

Engineering is one field of education, which can give you employment in any field. Really, I am not joking. You can find a RJ is an engineer, a professional dancer as an engineer. A Shop-owner, A BPO executive, A Human resource professional, a Marketing guy, a Sales Specialist so on and so forth. Engineering prepares you to face life as it comes your way. I will say, one day at a time. For 4yrs which are divided into 8 semesters, we know by studying how much and what will “take our nayya paar”.

Thanks to Blogchatter that the #MyFriendAlexa challenge begun on Engineer’s day. It doubled the motivation to restart my blogging career. It kind of challenged the sleeping engineer inside me; we are used to of covering the entire exam syllabus during preparation Leave (PL).

Why I say restart my blogging journey? Because this is the longest break I have taken ever since I started writing 5yrs ago. I was quite regular and pumped up with the Alexa rank, collaboration, TBRChallenge of blogchatter, increasing DA of my blog site. It was the #blogchatterA2Z challenege, I was writing a fiction called “A story about magic”. I wrote till letter Q And then on Ramnavmi “Covid happened”. I fell sick. Thanks to relentless efforts by my husband that I could isolate myself completely.

I came out of isolation on 12th day of quarantine, because the mother inside me had decided to revolt as my son’s birthday was in 2 days. More than a mom, now I think it was the engineer inside me, which again wanted to take up this challenge and come out of snooze. Just then my husband started showing symptoms and had to put him in Isolation, but by God’s grace it was a false Alarm.

Then a series of challenges started coming like hurdles race. My in-laws fell sick, their car met with an accident, then my mom fell sick the series of “got away with just a scratch” scenarios continued till July 2021.

Did I tell you I left my fulltime job in May 2018 to get full-time into writing? Initially it was all fun, but later I started feeling stagnated. Will surely comeback with this part of story in the next post. So the point here is, finally in Feb 2021 I joined back work. The office folks cooperated very well during this bad patch, but then it was time to return the favour. The covid recovery and pressure of the new job took away all my time and more than that mental space to sit quietly to write.

Since 20th April 2021, this is my first post. Thanks to the never say die attitude of engineers that I am back on the journey. When I write this, I am very happy with myself. May the passion stay and I finish what I have started. Happy Engineer’s day!!!

This Post Has 37 Comments

  1. Swati Mathur

    I have engineer all around me and agree that engineering priestess them for all the hardships as well as challenges. But this is equally true for other stream too. Would love to know more about your journey.

  2. Swati Mathur

    I have engineers all around me and agree that engineering prepares them for all the hardships as well as challenges. But this is equally true for other stream too. Would love to know more about your journey.

  3. MeenalSonal

    Ujjwal, you are a rockstar to handle so many things at time. We know when health is low then nothing falls in place. It is good that we will be reading your posts in this challenge. You can surely balance work, writing and family.

  4. Varsh

    Back on the job and Covid, you sure had your hands full, Ujjwal. Hope you’ve recovered now. It’s good to have you back. Missed you!

  5. Charu

    Glad that you are back and resumed writing on blogs. Good luck

  6. Gurjeet Chhabra

    Covid-19 hit badly mostly to everyone. I am happy you are back with positive vibes.

  7. harshita nanda

    Welcome back Ujjwal! I remember reading your posts last Alexa as well and had enjoyed a lot. I do hope you have recovered from the setbacks. All the best for getting back on the writing track, will look forward to more posts!

  8. Suchita Agarwal

    Happy engineers day! Though I know I’m late. But I loved how you have talked about the never-die spirit of an engineer with your spirit. Hope you get the mental space to write more. Cheers!

  9. Geethica Mehra

    Well. I agree that it’s never too late to regain your interest in something and start all over again. Happy Engineer inside you.

  10. Ruchi Verma

    I am so happy that you are back with your interest and it’s never late to return back!!

  11. Seema Bardeskar

    You are so strong to face all this and still manage to come back in time for MyfriendAlexa. Cheers to the writer in you.

  12. Bhawna Shah

    Happy Engineer day! Engineers always figure out the problem and its solution.

  13. Yogita Joshi

    I m glad you are back. Definitely stronger than ever. perfectly penned article..lover reading it

  14. Sadvika Kylash

    This covid has taken us on an emotionally long drive. getting back to writing for me afater a long break was the joyous this for me too.

  15. Mayura Amarkant

    I have always loved your posts and your zest for knowledge and life. Looking forward to reading your posts this season!

  16. Pooja Mahimkar

    Last year has been such a tough chapter in life for many, it is always nice to push ourselves now and try and get back to things that we love and like

  17. Ginia

    Its my 3rd season of MFA too and its a wonderful journey with Blogchatter. Gives me a sense of purpose of sorts. Glad that you caught on… Best of luck

  18. Roma Gupta Sinha

    Welcome back my dear, you were seriously missed love, I am glad to see in full vigour now

  19. Leha

    Loved how your words flow freely through the post, it was like having a conversation with you. Glad you’re back to writing.

  20. Ritu Bindra

    Good to see you back, Ujjwal. It is quite a task juggling a full-time job with a blog. Hope to see you around more.

  21. Neha Sharma

    I don’t know much about engineers but you are a true warrior and a rockstar, dear. Kudos to your spirit. And, I am so happy to read your post. I hope you have recovered well. More power to you!

  22. Aesha Shah

    Welcome back. Ultimately after so many hurdles, you found your way back here and that is what matters. All the best and keep writing. Looking forward to your posts during MFA.

  23. Abha Singh

    It’s good to know Ujjwal that you decided to write again. Engineers have that fighting spirit. They can be anyone and survive any kind of situation. Very well written post.

  24. shipra trivedi

    Don’t feel low. It happens. Life throws its tantrums over us. Just go with the flow and do what you feel is right for the moment. Welcome back to your writing trek. I am sure you will pick the pace very soon. I am also a come back writer and I am trying my best to post for #MyFriendAlexa. Let’s hope for the best!

  25. Pratibha

    Welcome back and a happy Engineers Day. I hope you are fast on the recovery mode. #MyepicaReads

  26. Harjeet Kaur

    Welcome back, Ujjwal..if I can do it even you can. There are days when I am four feet underground but then pull myself out somehow. Please do reach out to me if you just want to talk. I missed reading your posts.

  27. Jyoti

    It’s good to know Ujjwal that you decided to write again. Loved your spirit .

  28. jenifer

    Welcome back. I can understand it must have been tough but u never gave up and that’s the achievement.

  29. Deepika Sharma

    Loved reading about your journey and absolutely adore your style of writing. I remember you left due 4o covid. All the very best to you

  30. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Glad you’re back, Ujjwal! You’ve faced so many odds to get here. Wishing you smooth sailing from now on. Looking forward to reading your posts.

  31. Ninu Nair

    Loved reading this post, didn’t know it was Engineer’s day when the challenge started. Looking forward to more posts from you!

  32. Hansa Kajaria

    glad you are back to writing after facing so many odds. keep the words flowing.

  33. That’s what we call a rockstar. Have I ever told you that I admire your writing? I missed your magic tale episodes a lot. Finish it whenever you feel like it. Glad to find you again.

  34. Jayshree

    Great to see you back for writing. Lovely post

  35. Manali Desai

    Good to be back, right? Hope you enjoy the journey and find your motivation to write/blog regularly now.

  36. Sreeparna Sen

    Engineers can do anything. Best of luck with MyFriendAlexa

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