“Born in Ratangarh, Rajasthan, I was the youngest child. I was good at both my studies and at extracurricular activities - something that gave everyone hope that I would live a life of greatness and would become a successful career woman.
As time went by, I got married and my husband’s transferable job kept our family on move. I used this opportunity to explore different career avenues; I took courses in beauty and interior design and even a course in the Russian language. When we went to Bangalore, I started a boutique that was a one-stop shop for clothes, aerobics and beauty solutions. Sometime later, when we left for the next posting in Kolkata, I put up the ‘Closed’ sign without any qualms - I knew I could start over wherever I went.
When I went to Kolkata believing it would be another shot at another opportunity, I did not know that life had other plans for me. At first, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted. Time went by. One fine day, at a wedding, I overheard a few people discussing Reiki. Curious to know what Reiki was all about, I decided to go where the session was going to take place. I soon realised that I had found my vocation. The touch of Reiki healed me, transformed me and gave me a new way forward. It was something that I would not leave behind as I had done with my other endeavours. So, I continued practicing Reiki at all the new places we lived in.
I understand that by traditional definitions my life of restarting businesses again and again upon moving could be seen as towing the line after my husband. However, I want to clarify that serendipity was my chosen tool to navigate through the lifestyle I chose to live. Wasn’t a big deal shutting shop, wasn’t a big deal not shutting shop!”