Vincent van Gogh says,
“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”
In today’s #FridayFeature focusing on our #WonderWomen segment, we present a woman who follows her passion, through multiple profession. Meet, Kavya Janani, a banker and an author of four published books. How did she get into such diverse fields of works and what made her take up writing as a career too, besides having a great desk job? Let’s find out in her own words.
“I am a banker by profession and a writer by passion. I have four self-published books to my credit, of which two are ebooks. The day job or desk job, whatever you may want to call my banking job, keeps my mind alert and engaged. There were and still aren’t any complaints I have with this job, but it always felt like a part of me was unsatisfied and I always had the feeling that I wasn’t giving my 100% when it came to my professional fulfillment.
With an impulsive urge to spill out all my bottled-up thoughts, I chose writing as my escape route. It liberates me and gives an identity to me. It is my path to self-discovery.
Of course, writing is a constant learning process. So, not it isn’t without any challenges. But oh! there’s one huge struggle! Not having enough time to write.
I have so much to tell, but due to time constraints, I am unable to put my thoughts into words. I am desperately following this saying, ‘If you don’t have time to do it, make time to do it.’
My first turning point was in the year 2013, when I decided to publish one of my short stories in YourStoryClub, an online short story publishing platform. There was no looking back after that.
I churned out story after story in a short span of time. My second turning point came this year, when I finally published my full-fledged romance novel ‘With Love, Forever’, after a wait of eight years.
My motivation is music and more specifically A.R.Rahman’s music, of course! His music is my motivator, my lifeline, and my therapist. His music is where I find my home.
The future plans? They’re huge you can say. Because my upcoming novels, they’re all centred around the theme – time travel.
Also, I plan to write more short stories and poems in the upcoming years.
There’s only one learning, and that is
“Throughout this bittersweet journey, I have learnt and am continuing to learn”
You can connect with Kavya, follow her writings on social media, or buy one (or all) of her published books through the links below: