Calling her life ‘a series of inexplicable, vehement events’ is such an understatement. Meet Saba Rizvi: blogger, lecturer, civil services aspirant and literati. How many times do you come across a person who has cracked Civil Services Examination multifold times, yet had to give up because apparently, it is not likable for a woman to work and reside at a place different than her husband’s? You might go crazy, or maybe in ‘depression’ as a lot of people today call their mental status, but isn’t it the point of life to test you at most unexpected times in most shocking ways?
Since her formative years to her graduation and after, she did exceptionally well and her love for knowledge only ever increased. As her family encouraged investment in education and freedom from restrictions, she took the risk of switching fields, even did several jobs alongside. We don’t realize the worth of 24 hours till we aren’t really left with any.
Her wedding turned out to be a capsizing event in her otherwise adventurous life. From prioritizing learning to her relatives’ needs, she now vacillated between building a career and her family. She battled through sadness, disappointment, lack of encouragement, wrath, and possibly every emotion capable enough to break a human inside-out, yet she still managed to raise her family and work at Jamia Millia Islamia, one of the most prestigious colleges in India. Even today, even under such limitations, she shines brightly and pens her own history.
Mrs. Rizvi is a living example of how human will is more powerful than depression. Once we set our mind to achieve the said, the obstacles shall always be unsaid. Restrictions may be imposed, freedom might not set us free, but finding an outlet to let our emotions flow is what will keep us alive.
Because the days are hot, and it is up to us whether to blame the sun or wrap up in the shade.