ParentEdge taught me how to be patient and committed, and to embrace situations in which the going gets tough. The upshot of it all was, of course, my name and a little paragraph underneath about me in print, and the appreciation I got for my efforts from my family, my friends and the contributors.
But I’d say the icing on the cake (apart from the super awesome double ended smiles Ramya sends you when you do a good job :D)is that it made me realize that I truly enjoyed writing, and it made no sense to become a lawyer when my interests lay somewhere else. Needless to say, I no longer aspire to be a lawyer (the size and contents of my preparatory books for the law entrance exam may have also reinforced this), and now plan to pursue Literature, become a writer and also a Professor of English.
People often chided me for my choice to do all this during the all-important board year, something no sane person would do,and they have a point. But as Robert Frost said, ‘ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference;’
Being a part of ParentEdge has made all the difference in the world, and I’m so glad it has.