Addictions arise from feelings of inability to cope with a new environment or situation in one’s life. The repetitive feature of rewarding yourself with that substance or being in a certain environment directly effects the rewards, reinforcement and memory systems of your brain. Thus, you feel happy.
For Mishka, it was a case of acceptance. Having grown up in a very protected environment, with her parents closely guarding and nurturing her, work was like a marriage of sorts for her.
It was a new relationship, a new kind of belonging and for the first time ever, she was needed rather than being the needy one. Her boss and her collegues at work were literally clinging onto her with their requests and she had become n intricate part of this ongoing, linear network that created professionals out of amateurs.
So the more and more her work was appreciated, the more she was sucked into this volcano of talent that made her match-upto the world’s standards.
She was celebrated, she was wanted, she became strong and her skill-set grew in leaps and bounds.
Then came a new tide in her life, that seemed to wash-off her senses and shook up the very bearings that she had begun to form in her professional career. This new tide was a successful lawyer by the name of Amrik Singh Gogia.
Was he going to sweep her off her feet and let the waves of growth and accolades cloak the shores of her success? Was he going to stand-by and let her experience it? Or was he going to step-aside and let her experience it on her own, alone?
Confessions of a Workoholic, is a journey of a young women that felt discouraged at the mere thought of bargaining her way through a successful career, through the vehicle of 5 letters that she writes to her father on a journey of discovery, self-worth and growth.