From Pumping Iron, it’s now time to also start investing in some.. ! 👊🏼
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@mandirabedi wears many hats: actress, designer, anchor, fitness enthusiast, and mother, to name a few. “I took my time having my son because I thought any minute now, when I become a mom, my career’s going to end. I had a lot of insecurity in my 30s. There came a point where someone very close to me was trying very hard to have a baby, and I thought to myself, I’m not going to be somebody who just lets life go by and not have a child if I know I want one.
My life only changed for the better. In fact, I look back at the last few years, and I think the best work I’ve been doing has come my way post motherhood – work that excites me, roles I’ve enjoyed playing, shows I’ve loved being a part of. In hindsight, I keep wondering why I didn’t do this earlier!
I went back to work 4.5 months after my son was born. Work began and has continued, and my son has only ever known me as a mom who works. He knows I often have to travel for it, sometimes a couple of times a week…and it’s not like he goes crazy without me. I try to be very hands-on – the time that I am at home, I know exactly where he is, what he’s doing, I drop him to and fetch him from school every day, I fix all my meetings according to his schedule. My husband and I have it worked out so that one of us is always around.
I felt quite judged for having my son relatively late. My friends had kids way earlier, and people would keep asking when I would be “planning a family”. I have a lot of friends who don’t want to be parents – they’re double-income, no-kid households, and no amount of judgement makes a difference because it’s just not what they want. But I did want it, and it would get to me – that my “clock is ticking”, it “shouldn’t become too late”. I kept putting it off because I was so insecure that it would end my career. Fortunately, I didn’t feel any judgement when I went back to work – but that may be because I’ve also reached a stage in my life where I don’t care what people think. I don’t have time for it!"