The Power of Writing Down a Goal, a guest post by Anita Kharbanda

When I was young, I thought writing books was for people with PhDs in English who attended Ivy league universities. And authors were definitely not South Asian, no no. We were meant to be doctors, lawyers, and engineers. We kept our heads down, studied hard, and helped keep high-ranking school districts at an A rating based on standardized tests. Or, at least that was the stereotype.

But, one thing was true. Many of us children of South Asian immigrants had parents with strong work ethics forging their way in a foreign country. They taught us that education in a practical field guaranteed us stability. It would make life easy and happy. And all they wanted was for their kids to be blessed, happy, healthy, and prosperous.