#AtoZChallenge : Zero to Hero
I am really happy today. I’ve finally completed the first draft of my book. Do you remember that when I was a little girl I told you that I wanted to be a writer. As I grew up, this dream was lost somewhere in the muddle of examinations, degrees and work. It took my a while to realize what I wanted to do. But now I’m happy that I’ve taken the first step.
When I just started my twenties, I dreamt of a life that was anything but ordinary. The reality was totally opposite- at least that is what I felt. Growing didn’t real seem fun like I thought during my childhood. There were so many difficult situations to deal with and all this I was supposed to deal with alone. It was independence that I craved for but that made me lonely. I was lost. I didn’t know which way to go or what to do. Running away seemed like an easier option. Broken heart, broken dreams couldn’t be fixed easily. People came and left your life. As times changed, situations changed. I felt that life was running faster than it was supposed to. Time was running out to chase the dreams that I always wanted to chase.
My journey through my twenties so far is in no way a journey on the highway. The roads have been bumpy and often I’ve had to take a detour. There were times when I had to go through narrow streets and steep peaks. And most importantly there were times when I had to make the road instead of following or finding one that was already there.
Now that I think about it, the journey has taught me so much. I was once looking for role model, a hero to follow, but now I’ve realized that I’m my own hero. My achievements in life may not be great – just ordinary. But I’ve realized that in this ordinariness it is I have the power to bring some extraordinaries.
I realized that I’m my own hero because I chose to follow my dreams. There were times when I felt like giving up, but I didn’t give up. I considered myself a zero- a good for nothing. But I realized that only when I learn to appreciate myself others will appreciate me. Most importantly, it isn’t the laurels or trophies, name or fame that makes one really happy. It is living one’s life to the fullest, bringing even the tiniest bit of joy in others life is what makes life worth living.
My twenties may not be all that I imagined them to be. But so far they have been good to me. And yes, they are not over yet. So I’ve decided one thing- Be it in the rest of twenties or thirties or even my hundreds, I’ll make each day count. I’ll be my own hero and appreciate the wonderful gift that life is.
My own hero,
I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.