Zest for Life

Spread the love

Sushma was feeling confident as she walked in the office. She had nothing to lose and this was a chance she didn’t want to miss. By noon, she came out of the office with an offer letter clutched in her hand and a zeal for life. She reflected at the time in life when she had been depressed, realizing now just how wrong she had been.

Sushma had been a dedicated housewife for the past 30 years and she had been happy doing that. However once the children went off to study and she was left with the proverbial empty nest, a gloom took​ over. She felt like she was useless and her life had been non consequential. Her life seemed to be spiraling downwards.

One day she was asked for help in translation by her daughter. It was a small piece to be translated from Hindi to Marathi and she did a great job with it. Sushma was an army daughter and she had travelled extensively across India. She had been a zesty girl and loved to know more about the culture of the place. She also had a knack for languages. She had picked up 4 languages apart from Hindi and English. As she translated the piece for her daughter she rediscovered her love for languages.

Today, she had won a contract for translation of disaster management booklet, a project that would touch thousands of life. She had also discovered a zest for life.

Post Author: nehagpatwardhan

Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. I studied mass communication and worked in various capacities spanning from journalism, copywriting to social media marketing. Blogging from the past 4 years. Founder and Owner of nehatambe.com.

11 thoughts on “Zest for Life


    (April 30, 2017 - 6:25 pm)

    Great job. Nice narrative piece. Find me here. LINK

    Debbie D.

    (April 30, 2017 - 10:43 pm)

    Travel and culture – the best education and catalyst for happiness. 🙂 Congratulations on completing the challenge.


    (May 1, 2017 - 2:47 pm)

    Can totally relate to this thought process.. though I was a housewife for less than 3 years.. we need to find and create our purpose, on top of being a mom


      (May 6, 2017 - 8:21 pm)

      Very true Namratha. Thanks for reading

    Tina Basu

    (May 1, 2017 - 5:58 pm)

    very nice Neha, wonderful work in the A to Z
    Congratulations on completing the competition on a high
    Twinkling Tina Cooks


      (May 6, 2017 - 8:22 pm)

      Thanks Tina


    (May 2, 2017 - 10:02 pm)

    How liberating her life has become and she found her knack herself!!

    Well done Neha on completing the challenge – a big hi-five and all the best to you!!


    Theme: Peregrination Chronicles (travel)
    Z is for Zen in the Glen #atozchallenge

    Donna (@Girl_Who_Reads)

    (May 4, 2017 - 1:50 am)

    Nice story. Congratulations on finishing the challenge. Girl Who Reads


      (May 6, 2017 - 8:20 pm)

      Thanks Donna


    (May 5, 2017 - 5:57 pm)

    What a great story! Languages are difficult to learn, so I am thoroughly impressed and love how she turned a passion into a job!

    With Love,


      (May 6, 2017 - 8:18 pm)

      So true Mandy! Thanks for visiting and liking

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.