Sample Chapters

PROLOGUE

Why do people write a book?

Do they want to talk about the characters in their head? Do they get the urge to elaborate on the idea that has been gestating in their mind? Or is it because they want a story to be told?

Well, my reasons for writing are not any of the above.

Who is qualified to write a book?

Anyone with a story idea, who has written a lot before, or probably holding a literature degree… Or something similar. A book is usually written by someone who has dabbled in writing previously.

So what am I doing here?

I am Riddhi, a doctor.

Why is a doctor writing a book? What is she going to say? What is her purpose?

I am writing a book as a gift to my soul sister. This is just a few chapters from the long life of Adhira, my best friend since God knows when, and one of the women I admire and love more than myself. My purpose, you ask? I want to tell this story – her life story, and she would never do it, considering it narcissistic. But it is too good to not be told. So for some time, a doctor has become a writer.
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Summary

Adhira… Love, lost & found is a story of a girl, an angel among humans, born on Earth to spread cheer by helping others and making their dreams become realities. She is blessed with almost everything life could offer – good looks, pleasing personality, mesmerizing voice, successful business, caring friends, loving parents and husband. But there is still something lacking and she feels lonely, not at peace with herself.  The epitome of successful self made women, tragedy befalls her when a shocking truth about her life completely turns her life upside down. All of a sudden, there is not enough time to do whatever she wanted. She had not had many expectations from life, but now hoped for some more time – at least until the marriage of her brother with her best friend has happened.
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Blurb

Sometimes we handle everyone but can’t cope up with ourselves, and get embroiled in things we wish to avoid.

Everyone’s life has a turning point. For some, it changes the very core of who they are. Adhira had always been too good for a world that looked at her in a mixture of awe and exasperation. In the world of insecurities and loneliness, she strived to spread love. In the world focused on the self, she taught what it was to put others’ needs before one’s wants.

One devastating piece of news shattered her perfect world, breaking down everything she had carefully built. Suddenly, there was so much to do and not enough time. The world around her crumbled, filled with betrayal and desertion. Will she ever be able to trust anyone again? Who could she trust? Why was she refusing to acknowledge the love that was presenting itself to her? Fierce warring between nursing the wounds of betrayal and opening herself to love again splits Adhira apart. Will she ever be able to love again?

Come, travel with Adhira for a few turbulent chapters of her life, as she wades through love: lost and found.

S – Solitude

Today’s letter is ‘S’ and in my life, it stands for ‘Solitude’. Often called as seclusion too.

Solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people. It may stem from bad relationships, loss of loved ones, deliberate choice, infectious disease, mental disorders, neurological disorders or circumstances of employment or situation.” 

This is the definition I found on google while searching more of what solitude actually meant.

But today, I choose this word for some different reasons. I am not suffering from any of the disorders mentioned above. Instead, I desired solitude for the sake of my privacy.

There are many known and unknown benefits of spending time alone. Sometimes, it gives us the freedom we require to activate our mind. There is a very thin line between solitude and loneliness. These two words refer, respectively, to the joy of being alone and the pain of being alone.

There are several psychological terms also associated with this state. The positive and negative, both. The positive effects consist of freedom and spirituality whereas the negative will lead a person to social deprivation and mental illness.

I choose the positive side of solitude. As, I am a very private person and I love my privacy to the core.  I am an overthinker and I have this very bad habit of overthinking & complicating things, and that’s where time spent in solitude helps me to have a clear vision of everything. I need atleast an hour of seclusion in a day. That is must for me. It helps me focus on the things I want to do. Distractions help me to visualise the better angle of everything coming around. In-short, it gave me a chance for self-contemplation. It sparks the creativity inside me.  I am very much an ocean person. And I relate the positive solitude with the calm & serene side of an ocean. Whereas the negative side shows the turbulent ocean.

I think every person on this earth needs their own space to connect with the inner-self. And they must do, to analyse and contemplate what they are actually looking for. There are many distractions in this world to distract you from time to time. But it’s very necessary to sit back and meditate your soul, for your own good. That is the only way to defeat your inner demons and protect your holy soul from the evils inside.

For me, solitude is often considered as peace of mind. And that is something I cannot let anyone take away from me.

 

So, for now, this restless soul, rests here.

See you again with another word.