Hi! I am Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Welcome to my profile — November 2021

Vidya Sury ©

Of course, I imagined I would be back at work after a short sabbatical, but the most wonderful thing happened to me.

I became a mom. And naturally, much as I enjoyed my career, I preferred to be with him over getting back into the rat race of the daily commute and being away half the month on work. I didn’t fancy getting updates about my son.

Best decision ever.

When I decided to return to work, the job market did not cooperate and I decided to be my own boss as a freelance writer. Thanks to my family and friends always telling me I was a good writer, I actually believed it. Sent out feelers, connected with clients and the rest is history.

I’ve now been a freelance writer, manuscript editor, and business blogger since 2003, the same year I started my first blog.

I now manage six successful blogs of my own. During my blogging journey, I’ve been awarded many accolades, co-authored books whose proceeds go to charity, been interviewed several times, besides enjoying being an influencer.

What am I doing on Medium?

Besides self-publishing and writing for many wonderful publications, I am also an editor with ILLUMINATION, ILLUMINATION’S MIRROR, ILLUMINATION Book Chapters, The Shortform, Six Word Photo Story Challenge, Refresh the Soul, ’84 Internationale, Badform, and Dancing Elephants Press.

What I write about

I enjoy writing about various topics including mindfulness, parenting, travel, books, self-care, wellness, and diabetes. I especially love writing short form posts and photo posts.

When I am not working, I enjoy playing with my dust bunnies and planning ways to show my diabetes who’s boss.

I love hanging out with children. I love coffee, travel, music, sketching, photography, cooking, DIY (I can fix most things around the house — I am the resident amateur carpenter-plumber-odd job woman rolled into one), sewing, books — and enjoy tinkering with just about anything.

I believe that there is a special place in hell for women who won’t help other women and that kindness is the only way to deal with others.

I am open to collaboration

I welcome writing/editing/blogging assignments. Feel free to get in touch with me.

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Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Writing about Self Improvement, Mindfulness, Meditation, Parenting, Health, Travel, Life, Books. Showing my diabetes who’s boss. Visit: https://vidyasury.com