Keep Your D.A.T.E. with your dreams even if you are 50 years old

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“India is over-flowing with a large number of over-qualified home-makers (read women), who have no idea what to do with their education.” With this statement, I was left pondering upon the fate of women who never let their careers kick-start because they were made to believe, or themselves felt that their families were to take precedence over everything. In this context, I came across this short movie on ZEE5 D.A.T.E., where it has been so aptly depicted that we have a section of women who have diligently catered to the needs of their family without faltering.

They have seen their husbands off to work and kids to school making sure they are never late. They have made whatever efforts it required to meet deadlines, whether it was to provide timely meals for family members or to help their kids submit their school projects. Their efficient management skills ensured that the household ran like a well-oiled machine without ever coming to a stand-still. In this process, they haven’t been able to keep their D.A.T.E. with their career aspirations. Then would it be too much for these ladies to ask for an opportunity to prove themselves worthy of contributing to an organization’s progress?

This thought has been very beautifully depicted in ZEE5’s D.A.T.E. where the protagonist, a lady who is almost touching 50 years of age feels exonerated from all her domestic responsibilities and now wants to pursue a career, which she was not able to do earlier in her life. I loved the simplicity with which she puts forth her case for consideration and convinces her recruiter of her ability to handle the workload of the demanding job that she aspired to obtain.

This short movie D.A.T.E. on ZEE5 left me full of hope and a couple of thoughts on how we can create an economic environment where women can realize their dream of being financially independent and contribute constructively to… Click To Tweet

Firstly, society needs to change its perspective. Especially, the Small and Medium Enterprises should make a start and give these women a chance by making the best use of their room for flexibility vis-a-viz larger and more structured organizations.

Times are changing. Many corporate houses are introducing ‘Back to work’ programs for women on professional breaks. But are these programs flexible enough to include women on the higher side of their age to make a start? Not yet!

Because the kids in their early or late teens take charge of their own lives, Women in their 40s also suffer from the empty nest syndrome Click To Tweet And this is the time when they feel most helpless which also affects their mental health. But they are helpless because to move out and find work opportunities for themselves is not a norm in our country.

For the above mentioned and many more reasons, it is high time that we as a culture as a society and a developing economy device ways and channels to enable willing women to make a fresh start and have a fair chance at happiness via work.

And to all the wonderful ladies out there, do not waver when it comes to realizing your dreams. Go out, chase your dreams and get them under your leash. It may take time, but the universe will come around to help you keep your D.A.T.E with your destiny. So, to get inspired, watch the short movie D.A.T.E on ZEE5 now.

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Obsessivemom May 28, 2019 at 5:22 pm

I still have to watch the film but I do agree with what you said in this post. You’re right in saying that homemakers are often highly qualified and yet remain jobless. Staying home for a decade, sometimes two erodes their self-confidence so terribly that they find it tough to fit into any kind of corporate setting. A better plan perhaps would be to make flexi hours/ part time jobs available for women.

Shilpa Gupte May 29, 2019 at 3:54 pm

Anupriya, the last line of your post is something I completely believe in.
For me, too, my career began only couple years ago, and today, at 46, even if I am not earning as much as my ‘professional ‘ counterparts, as a homemaker who is doing something she loves, it gives me immense happiness and satisfaction. I completely believe in going after your dreams and fulfilling the desire to do something just for yourself, whatever age you may be in.

Rachna Parmar May 31, 2019 at 10:41 am

I completely agree with what you say. So much educated and highly qualified homemakers who are not working professionally is a loss to the nation. I think that allowing flexi timings and work from home options will help edge them back into work.

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Shipra Gureja June 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Thank you so much for this informative post with a lot of useful details for overqualified homemakers. You took efforts to describe every minute detail. I am going to share this blog with all the ladies in my contact who are qualified and homemakers.
Thanks for sharing

My Fashion Villa June 11, 2019 at 2:01 pm

I think I should check it out – D.A.T.E. , You are very true . Most of the women accept them as a housewife only, Even if having capability to work the best in their niche.

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