STRONG is the new BEAUTIFUL
Nervousness, self doubt, anxiety, you feel all of this while starting something new or when you’re about to have a new experience. Whereas confidence, satisfaction, knowing where you stand, a box full of learning’s, experiences and memories, these are what you hold when the same experience or journey comes to an end.
I am grateful to God to have got to experience so much, good and bad, because not everybody gets lucky to even get an opportunity to learn in such a way.
No, the journeys are not always merriful. It is really tiring and exhausting at times. When you have to have a meal alone on a new years eve, when you are trembling and shivering out of fear because you are traveling or living alone, when you have nobody around you when you need them, when you have no messages and calls on your phone for days and weeks.
It’s OK. This is still okay, but do not change yourself because people do not approve of you, do not change yourself when people leave you or abandon you for no reason, do not change yourself when people break your trust or cheat you, because people in your life will come and go. Remember the saying “Every season serves its purpose”. It’s only YOU and YOUR FAMILY that stays.
I’ve learnt that all this may feel really lonely and depressing in the beginning but the strength that all this gives you in the end is immense, you start loving even solitude then, you are not dependent on anybody in any way, be it emotionally , physically , financially and believe me this is the best feeling ever. The marks and dry skin of your face, the scars, the puffy eyes, the chapped lips, the grey hair and the lost weight everything will be worth it.
From school and college being 8 km within the same town, to travelling and living 800kms away from home for a year to living 8000kms away from home, I’ve had my part of experiences. I wish everybody experiences all of this to know where they stand in the world, to know how important it is to take care of yourself, your soul, to know the importance of every minute thing that most of us have, good food, a home to live in, a loving family.
Life is a roller coaster, there comes a time for everybody, it’s all HERE. Do not lose hope, keep going and most importantly, be kind, be a good soul, be the reason people would still believe in humanity, be honest first to yourself and then to others too.
It’s so important to have no hate or judgements about anybody because it’s only when you completely focus on yourself, having no time to judge others, it’s only then that you can succeed or learn or move on in your life. I never paid importance to this quote but it is only after experiencing, that I knew it’s worth “BE IN A COMPETITION WITH YOURSELF”. This does have a lot of power.