8 INSTANCES WHERE IT’S MY CHOICE, BUT ALSO MY RESPONSIBILITY

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8 INSTANCES WHERE IT’S MY CHOICE, BUT ALSO MY RESPONSIBILITY

8 INSTANCES WHERE IT'S MY CHOICE, BUT ALSO MY RESPONSIBILITY

When the whole world is fighting for equality, I sit back and think about what’s really going on around the globe, in some people’s minds. I have observed how this particular phrase has been taken for granted without any responsibility by so many. Therefore, I decided to write this post. Perhaps it will give some of you an idea about what I’m trying to say.

Yes, it’s my choice to study, marry, have kids or work. But, I believe that with it comes responsibility, too. So, here are at least 8 instances where I believe that even though it’s my choice, I also have a responsibility tied to it.

BLOGGING/INSTAGRAMMING

Blogging has become everyone’s passion now that it is known to have made people rich (not me). It’s my choice to blog but while learning more about the world of blogging, I came across a ‘learning’ that said ‘BAD NEWS SELLS’. Though I know it is true, I thought that my responsibility was to give my audience an honest heading, title or summary according to my positive content. I feel it is my responsibility to be as true as possible, especially when it may affect people’s minds about life. I believe that it is my duty to advertise (on Instagram) only the items we use and not just anything and everything just because I’m getting paid.

DRESSING UP

Yes, it’s my choice what I choose to wear. But, I think it is also my responsibility to look decent. I feel that as my kids learn from me, I have a responsibility to show them how to look elegant and feel comfortable when outside the house and not just wear anything tasteless just because we have the right to.

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STUDYING

I’m not crazy about studying but it was my choice (back in the day) to do a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I scored 97% in Information Technology and I was ready to take on the challenge. To my dismay, we weren’t able to spend that kind of money and therefore settled for a degree in Commerce. Back then, I felt I had a responsibility to support my single mom and not push her into unwanted debts in a man’s world, so, sacrificed my interests at the time. Later, I did do a Diploma in Computer Science though.

MARRYING

As a young girl, I was mostly serious in my relationships. Marriage was always on my mind. But, after getting married, it was also my responsibility to try and make things work. It was my responsibility to give it my all. It is said that marriages have been made in heaven after all. 😉

HAVING KIDS

Yes, ours were unplanned. But, I still chose to give birth, twice. So, I think it is our responsibility to care for them and not leave them to grow up on their own. God gave us little ones, and I believe that we have to enjoy these moments and bring up good individuals with a smile.

GOSSIPING

It may be my choice to listen when it’s happening around me, but I think it is also my responsibility to avoid repeating the same details elsewhere. I believe that it is my duty to not further gossip about other people to other people.

STAYING AT HOME

I had a barrage of questions when I made this choice. It was completely the opposite of what I was back in Kuwait. Even I was surprised with myself. But, as a stay-at-home-mom, it was my obligation to give my kids the attention they need. I felt it was also my responsibility to support my ambitious husband in whatever he wanted to do. And, most importantly, it was only my responsibility to find things (that I love) to keep myself busy and sane throughout the day. Here are 10 reasons why I still enjoy being a SAHM.

WORKING FROM HOME

Yes, it’s my choice to work from home because I cannot see myself going back to an office and working under someone (unless I NEED to). It’s my choice to take up only interesting projects and campaigns. It’s my choice to work from home. But, I think that it’s also my responsibility to take care of my home.

Personally, I feel that in today’s world when we are blessed to have the right to choose what we want to do, say or be, we must remember that we have responsibilities, too. In short, let’s all try to implement the phrase ‘It’s my choice’ responsibly. 😊

8 INSTANCES WHERE IT'S MY CHOICE, BUT ALSO MY RESPONSIBILITY
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This post is written for the IT’S MY CHOICE Blog Train by Gleefulblogger & Wigglingpen in association with Vedix & Kerala Ayurveda.

This blog post is part of
the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by 
Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.

Cindy D'Silva
Cindy D'Silva
Cindy D'Silva, besides being a mother of two angels, is a belly dancer, writer and photographer. She loves partying, bowling and eating sushi. There is a detailed biography about her on the ABOUT ME page in case you would like to know more. :) You can like and follow her Facebook page to get all updates on the latest blogs and more: https://www.facebook.com/blogaberry/

43 Comments

  1. This is a relevant topic and good to know all the points. As an influencer, we have to be responsible enough to recommend products or services that we feel we have benefited from. We have to be honest with our views.

  2. Monidipa says:

    Choices and responsibilities work together. The instances you’ve shared actually point that one can think upon. Especially, studying, marriage, and having kids.

  3. Pooja says:

    Totally resonate with all that you have penned down here. We make choices everyday both short term and long term and more often than not leave out the ‘responsibility’ bit. This serves as a good reminder. Loved how you took super simple examples like even dressing up and big things like staying at home. 👍 this was a good read indeed.

  4. Swati Mathur says:

    I love all your choices and I too believe in all of them. I too never regretted any of my choices as it was always my inner voice. Beautifully penned post and sounds extremely powerful.

  5. shail says:

    I love the way your posts are so honest and hit home with everyone. Even here the instances listed out by you are a choice as well responsibility. Keep writing honestly always. Love it!

  6. A big thumbs up for your choice of topic this week, Cindy! It is very important to use our freedom responsibly, and I especially agree with you on the dressing up part. Loved this one!

  7. Neelam says:

    Agree completely. With choices comes responsibility. And as an influencer, we should promote what we believe in.

  8. Ritu Bindra says:

    Loved your post, Cindy. Had me nodding right through. Particularly when it comes to blogging. The nonsense I have seen people promote, just because they are paid for it. Just like everything else, there needs to be ethics in blogging too.

  9. So true! I agree with you on this. Cindy…with our choice responsibility comes too and we can’t deny this. I am happy that you dare to speak truth. Keep writing and keep shining girl!

  10. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Awesome, Cindy. Love the way you are candid and forthright with your choices. in our time we always had to toe the line. It has been restricting me till now. And now i am trying to break away and choose to do what i want but as you say with full responsibility.

  11. Madhu Bindra says:

    You are absolutely right. All our decisions come with a responsibility. About blogging, a lot of people trust us. We have a responsibility to share the correct information.

  12. Manisha Garg says:

    We take our decisions and when we do it’s our choice and our responsibility to follow those. A very well-written post, I share these feelings with you as I try to follow them myself.

  13. Neeta Kadam says:

    Very true. Our every choice comes with responsibility. I saw Instagram flooded with blogger who advertising any product without having any responsibility. That is their choice. Your post related to almost every stay at home moms. 😊

  14. Vasumathi says:

    As the say with power or freedom, there also comes the responsibility to use it wisely. They are like 2 sides of a coin. Many of us tend to get carried away and concentrate only on one side of the coin.

  15. Samata says:

    Cindy after reading this post I feel like giving you a hug for being so much honest in what you feel to share. I like people like you as I am like that type. You mentioned many points here in this topic but the 2 best points for me is the first one BLOGGING/INSTAGRAMMING and last one WORKING FROM HOME. I too believe in sharing or promoting things that I believe and not just sake of sharing for getting paid. For the work from home points I too no more accept dictatorship of bosses on my head as I prefer to work on my terms and conditions on better projects right at the comfort of home. This post touched my heart. Thanks for sharing

  16. I second that we must advertise only the items we use and not just anything and everything just because we are getting paid, and the reason some bloggers are not doing much. With choices also come responsibility. All the pointers you have mentioned are great.

  17. Sitaram says:

    i agree with you cindy. its really great to see someone speaking the truth.

  18. Neha Jain says:

    Totally agree with you on this Cindy every decision of life is good when you take it by your own will

  19. Aesha Shah says:

    So true Cindy with every choice we make we also take up responsibility and we should understand that.

  20. Varsh says:

    So well said, Cindy. With great choice comes great responsibility. Not the right tweak but it surely matters, right? Everything we support or choose is bound to have consequences and we must be matured enough to accept both the bouquets and brickbats for it.

  21. You hit the nail on the head, Cindy. Yes, one cannot sit and root for whatever he/she does on the name of “It’s My Choice.” One must understand the algorithm of choice and responsibility that comes with everything we do in life.

  22. Swati Mathur says:

    Very well said Cindy. With choices also comes the responsibility. I truly feel the same. My responsibility towards my family, my work and society makes me accountable for all good and bad. So I own whatever I choose to do in life.

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