WHO IS RESHMA?
Her journey from First Marriage in India to Divorce and Second Marriage and Divorce in USA to becoming an Entrepreneur and living her Dreams
Reshma was raised in India and after a traditionally arranged marriage, moved to the US with her brand new husband of three days.
“I felt powerless and like a child being forced to make an adult decision against my will. Imagine meeting a man for the first time on April 27th, getting engaged on May 8th, married on May 9th, and landing in Phoenix, AZ on May 12th with an absolute stranger,” says Reshma.
Two years later she was happily divorced and in a quest for a new husband. Presently Reshma is completing her memoir detailing her life in Iran, India and the United States.
Coming from a protected family, Reshma had never lived alone until her divorce, after which she had to learn how to stand on her own two feet and support herself. There were a lot of fears she had to overcome, especially first time experiences that others may take for granted.
When I entered Florida,
I was welcomed with palm trees and felt a ray of hope, although I still had six more hours to go. I finally reached my destination, got out of the car, and stood
“I remember my very first mini-set of challenges as though it was yesterday. Soon after my divorce, when I received the news that I got a new consulting job, I began to dance with joy, but it didn’t last long and I started shaking like a leaf!
How was I going to relocate from Scranton, PA to Fort Lauderdale, FL on my own? I hadn’t even been to the local grocery store by myself before my divorce; tears rolled down my cheeks.
Thus my adventure began – I got a road map from AAA, installed a hitch on the back of my car, rented a U-Haul cargo trailer and loaded my stuff. By that time, I felt pretty good about what I had accomplished, and got into the car to get on the road. I put the gear in reverse, looked in the rear view mirror and froze—all I could see was the back of the trailer. Being a new driver, I hadn’t practiced using the side mirrors as yet, and I had a twenty-four hour trip ahead of me.
After twelve hours of driving, it was time to look for a safe motel to stay for the night. As you can imagine, not having ever stayed in a motel alone before, I didn’t get a wink of sleep.
When I entered Florida, I was welcomed with palm trees and felt a ray of hope, although I still had six more hours to go. I finally reached my destination, got out of the car, and stood ten-feet-tall,” says Reshma.
There was no turning back for Reshma from then on. Fast forward twenty years, today she is an entrepreneur, founder of Flourish Bizcenter, a published author of the book ‘Pandemic Budgeting & Finances’, and on her way to achieving financial freedom. Not bad for a woman who was once homeless.
She wants people to take the opportunity to learn from her experiences and shorten their learning curve, so that they can reach their financial goals and fulfill their dreams.
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