#AtoZChallenge : My Happy Ending

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“And they lived happily ever after”


How many times have we heard this sentence- yes all our childhood tales ended that way. And as a little girl I also dreamed of a happily ever after. No, no! Not the one where I’d get married to lovely Prince but the one where I’d be successful and I’d be happy. And maybe some day the prince would come along but that was like the sequel to the story and not the story itself.


So my happily ever after was supposed to be something like this- I was supposed to study in one of the best institutions in the country to pursue the course of my dreams. I’d do well in it because all through school I’d been a good student. The education would be followed by a job. Not just any job- the dream job. A job that would be interesting and that I’d enjoy doing, a job that gave me a perfect work-life balance and yes obviously a job that paid me well enough to take care of my needs and also may be make some of my dreams come true..


That was a fairy tale and fairy tales never happen!


Back to reality.


No dream course because of a lot of reasons. And then though the course of events changed, I decided to ensure that it still leads to a happy ending. I didn’t know what would be my dream job. But took up the first job that I got which everyone said was a good one. But we human beings have a tendency to concentrate more on the bad rather than the good. It all seemed good until I actually joined it. Yes, it had its own set of problems but there also came the satisfaction of being employed. Was it my happy ending?


No I don’t think so.


I’d thought that when I am in my twenties I’d have my life all sorted but that does not seem to be true!


When I go back and think about the story of my life, I go back and think about the what ifs. What if I made a decision over the other? What if I had walked on a different path? What if a particular incident hadn’t happened? Where would I be? Would I be happy?


I don’t know what my happy ending is or will my life’s journey ever reach that happy ending. But what I know is this. Life is a drama with an unwritten script. No matter how much you plan, there is something that can go wrong. The script in your head has to be edited on the go. There are no retakes. You can choose to dwell on the opportunities missed but are you ready to sacrifice the opportunities that can be?


I don’t know how many times I have to rewrite my happy ending and the journey to that happy ending. But yes, it is I who will be writing my happy ending.


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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.


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13 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : My Happy Ending”

  1. Very motivating and a beautiful thought, we can keep rewriting our happy ending

  2. Suzy says:

    All roads lead to your destiny. There are no wrong roads (my post for the letter A). Enjoy the journey because eventually we end up where we are meant to be.

    Suzy at Someday Somewhere – Music is

  3. Modern Gypsy says:

    Theres no one happy ending. Life throws us curveballs that we have to keep negotiating. There’s as much joy to be had on the journey as there is to be savoured when we achieve our dreams. And then we set off on another journey!

  4. There is no happy ending unless referring to the day we die or the end of something we don’t want in our life. There is lots of happiness in life though. Right here, right now. If we focus on what we can do today, for ourselves and those around us, enjoy life all along the way, we should be happy with our ending.
    As for right and wrong road I have to agree with Suzy. Many a ‘wrong’ road turns out to be the ‘right’ one with hindsight. Every ten years or so I make a list of things which make me happy, often on a day when I’m feeling low, and then try to repeat those activities as often as I can. They’re usually much simpler than expected.

  5. vinodinii says:

    If the end is not beautiful, it is not the end. Have we not heard something along the same lines, time and again? I firmly believe in it. We can always keep deciding our ends and beginnings if we want to. This is a thought provoking post.

  6. I love the thought of rewriting our happy ending, it is a great way to view life. Alana is a very mature 20 something:)

  7. Tina Basu says:

    It reminds me of – Picture abhi baki hai mere dost!

  8. Sometimes it is the journey and the learnings that matter than the ending. That’s how we grow 🙂

  9. inquisitivegeet says:

    Life never what we plan it… it comes with its own twists and turns! Also, reality is nowhere close to what we think in our heads!


  10. I felt your post deep within dear. It indeed was di beautiful and straight from the heart. Keep writing and keep growing dear ❤

  11. swathishenoy says:

    I am sure, there is a happy ending around the corner. Things never go the way we plan but they go the way they should 🙂

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