I and my best half are early risers. Both of us are up before the sunrise, anywhere between 5 to 5.15( after a few snooze buttons). It is during these early morning hours most times, we get a call from our daughter telling she would be going to sleep at that hour. Most days, our daughter studying from a hostel works all through the night to complete her assignments, sleeps for just 3-4 hours per day and then rushes to her college which is within the campus. But then, such is her nature of branch study which is design oriented ,creative and her assignment work has to be innovative. It is not just her, the status of her hardworking friends too read similar to “ Sleep?! What’s that? “. Sleep is the only area they complain, else they seem to enjoy their work.
So, when she came home for the first semester break, I was too happy for her. I thought she would get 15 days of proper rest, leisure and I would pamper her with home made food. My parents had also timed their visit so that they could spend time with their grandchildren. My son who is in Class X had no winter break, we decided to spend our vacation at home with a few local outings and have a great family time.
All was well, till her 4th day of vacation. On the 5th day, she had planned to go out for lunch and catch up with her friends who had also come down for their semester breaks. That is when she got a call from her lecturer asking her to join for an internship in “Communication design” for a couture show to be held at one of the leading hotel .
Indeed, It was a lifetime opportunity for her but now once again she came to her cycle of hardwork, workplace food at erratic timings the only solace was she would come back home for a 5 hour sleep.
Although the mom in me sulked that she had no proper food and rest, the other side was proud that she interned for a leading couture designer & pioneer who had clients like Princess Esra and she could get to speak to such noble people, interact with some leading lights at such an young age. It was a lifetime experience for her and that certificate of internship would be a feather on her cap and she was one of the 3 member student(she got to choose the 3rd student) crew in the show and was chosen because of her first semester work and that designer is Tarun Tahiliani.
It was a mommy moment for me yesterday, when i held that internship certificate in my hand.
Am very proud of my girl!