I started this blog just before the pandemic began in January of 2020. After two years of posting very little, I became active last December and I have found joy blogging. So I decided to edit my about me page and thought why not make it as a new post.
I am Ganga and I live in Pittsburgh USA with my husband and two boys. Its been exactly 25 years I have been in this country and technically I have lived equal number of years in India and USA. A bit more here in US than India now.
I grew up in a very orthodox brahmin family in Chennai , married and moved to USA when my oldest son was 4 months old.
My oldest is severely autistic who is now an young adult and my younger one is a teen a Senior in High School!
Growing up I was a religious person and throwing autism in the equation has turned me into a spiritual person.
After being a homemaker for many years I became a part time worker to be a habitat aide for my son so he could attend many non traditional programs. I love this work and though it wasn’t my life goal I really love doing this. What I thought would be temporary, with the pandemic has turned into long term work.
My blog wouldn’t solely be about autism though it cannot be avoided since it is part of my life, it can be anything interesting that happens that day or a thought process that goes through my mind.
My pass time now is learning a bit of music and learning a lot of Hindu scriptures and the foundation of it the Sanskrit language. With the onset of pandemic and online classes, I have now enrolled in one too many classes and I would say I am enjoying them. I have learnt Devi Mahatmya and memorized the entire Bhagavad Gita in the past two years. But this is just a drop in the bucket of scriptures I want to learn. So the learning will continue.
I also love to binge watch on Netflix, I would call that my stress reliever. This is much easier than reading a book given my current situation of handling a very busy family.
I had no interest in cooking but I have 3 men in the house which has forced me to become a decent cook .So watch out I may throw in some good recipes once a while.
As my blog progressed this year, I learnt that I am doing a lot of interesting things with my special one and not only that I too am doing a lot on my own. My goal being, a parent of special needs person do not need to sacrifice themselves. I feel, I am trying to find a balance between being a person and Special Mom, since I am also a wife, daughter, sister and a Mother to an adorable typical boy. That is all for now!
Here I go……