Two young women have been friends since school days. They did their schooling together, but branched out to different colleges. One took the professional course, engineering, and the other pursued fine arts. By the time the girl from engineering college graduated and started working, the other girl had also finished her Masters in interior designing. The fine arts girl went on to start her own business and met her future husband there. They are doing very well in their business.
Both friends would meet up whenever they could and they had their share of crushes. They both are married now, and both have their own bundles of joy. The engineering professional quit her job and settled to domesticity in the Gulf and the designer is also a housewife who assists her husband in the business. She being a full time mother to a growing infant has given up her creative role in the business. But both husband and wife discuss the business and they are doing good.
They are different personalities, but hit it off to become friends. Both have different upbringing and have different outlook in life. One is more a dependent personality and the other more independent. Maybe this is why they came together, the opposites always attract.
One of them has had a sheltered upbringing. Her parents have always picked up after her, supported her and sometimes even fed her when she would be lazy. This young lady did not seem to be able to take decisions in life. All the major decisions of her life were left to the parents. Even now she depends on her mother to care for her child. She has a beautiful daughter; a few months old.
The other young lady has fended for herself. Taken decisions that affected her life. She is the one who decided she will not pursue professional college, she did not want to slog for five years. Instead she took an Arts college degree, and pursued her passion of creativity via a Masters diploma. She had time to explore and create so many things. It is difficult to put creative people within boundaries. They cannot be bound.
Her friend envied her freedom, she felt she was stuck with her engineering course!
The creative girl’s upbringing has been different. She has grown more independent, a majority of her life decisions have turned out fine. Hers is a love marriage, the other engineer girl has an arranged marriage. This designer has a year old boy and she is a hands on mother. When her child turned one month old, she took over, with supervision. Soon she settled into her own rhythm.
She is a full time housewife, caring for her son as well. She manages her home, her child, does her share of socializing and also has developed a good rapport with her in-laws. When she went to visit her friend, she was uncomfortable with the way her friend did not handle the child. Her friend depends on her mother to administer to the baby. So she feels the bonding is missing.
So they are friends, but as different as chalk from cheese. More and more differences in their personalities are emerging, but it has not interfered with their friendship. Both still chat via mobile and Net. Both upload their kids’ photos on Face book and also keep their statuses updated.
It is interesting to see how different they are, but how close they are. Both want their children to be friends too. A natural want; here is wishing their friendship all the very best!