I was losing myself gradually, and that is when I decided to seek out freelance writing Design: Maisha Syeda I am an English major, but when I joined a corporate office as a Business Development Executive in 2016, MBA felt like the right step towards a career I thought I would excel in. I abandoned my passion for literature to enter the world of marketing and finance. The two years that I invested into studying business was a constant reminder of how much I hated it. I successfully pretended I enjoyed it, whereas what I really wanted desperately was to play with words, and business assignments had no place in such ambitions. It demanded real answers to real problems, no place for emotions to reside. Two years later, I joined a local NGO who hired me for my writing skills instead of my business knowledge. As the NGO focuses on neurodevelopmental disabilities, and mental health at a policy level, again, creativity was not the highlight of the content I developed. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel. Read more Cormac McCarthy: A great American novelist I do not remember taking a long break from work or studies since I graduated. And then, as though the universe was conspiring to give me one, my MBA finals and my maternity leave happened simultaneously, right before the Coronavirus decided to pay Bangladesh a visit. Of course, my maternity leave did not feel like a break. I felt I was employed by my daughter to do her chores. I was losing myself gradually, and that is when I decided to seek out freelance writing. I was watching a TV series back then, Jane the Virgin , the weird story of an aspiring writer. I knew immediately I missed typing words that had imagination. I missed writing my heart out. I thought freelance writing was that opportunity. And when I actually started getting assignments, I don't recall enjoying any of them because that kind of work demanded a typical and mechanical approach. Some people even told me my English was […]
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