#AtoZChallenge : Veni Vidi Vinci


I thought that I had made up my mind. But little did I realize how difficult it was to stick to that decision.


I had convinced myself that I would chase my dreams and turn them into reality and the decision that I had made was taking me closer to it. I was proud of myself for being courageous to make a big decision. But all of that pride, all of that courage just kept diminishing everyday.




Because I chose to listen to what people had to say.


“Really Alana? Are you serious? It may not work out you know”, said one.
“Do you think that you are good enough? You just write because that is your hobby”, said another.
“How can you choose that? You are an engineer. Writing is not what you are supposed to do”, added another.


Some laughed. Some mocked. And my doubts only began to increase.


I could choose to let it go and stick to what I was doing now. My comfort zone was indeed comfortable. I didn’t know if I was good enough to take up the next assignment. Change was not easy.


But how then I could I live my life to the fullest if I wasn’t ready to embrace the opportunities that I was offered?


If it wouldn’t work out, at least I would learn something from my mistakes, at least I’d know what wouldn’t work out of me. But what if it worked out? What if I made it big and my dreams would all become real? Wouldn’t those same people come and tell me how awesome I was and how proud they were of me? And they would definitely add “Did I not tell you that you will succeed?”


People change according to circumstances.


But I wasn’t doing this for people. I was doing it for me. Success or failure would all be mine. I decided not to listen to what others had to say and make my own judgments about what was good for me.


Though difficult, I promised to give my best and to not give up. I knew in my heart that some day my work would be rewarded if I was genuinely passionate and dedicated to it.


And then someday I could say – Veni Vidi Vinci.


I came, I saw, I conquered.


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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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15 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : Veni Vidi Vinci”

  1. pratikshya2 says:

    Loved this piece… Short yet inspiring.. I could really relate you know… Shifting careers is difficult and dreadful .. gathering courage and skills till now…

  2. Modern Gypsy says:

    I’m rooting for you, Alana (and also for you Reema) 😉 May your writing help you to achieve new highs.

  3. That’s the spirit! Naysayers will always be there – pay no heed!

  4. I am with ‘Alana’ ;)) Silence the naysayers with your success, Alana! You can do it!:)

  5. vinodinii says:

    There are all kinds of people in this world. We should only heed to those people who have proved to be our well wishers. I’m glad Alana is wise enough to decide for herself and take this bold move.

  6. Neha says:

    Listen to the people but always do what will make your heart sing. A sad heart is a heavy weight to carry

  7. Shilpa Garg says:

    People will always discourage you. Following your inner voice and stepping out of your comfort zone should be the way forward, always!

  8. Can totally relate with Alana! But she will make it and silence the ones who did not believe. My topic for today is something similar: Verve for life

  9. And how beautifully you conquered! Stay awesome and more power to you!

  10. Shirley Corder says:

    Hi Alana, well done on sticking with it and conquering! I enjoyed this post. V is for the Virtue of Value as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

  11. Listen to feedback… if it makes sense, look to evolve. If it is just about how others failed or how tough it is, don’t bother. We live in a world where Trump is the President… anything is LITERALLY possible 😀

    Meghan Vogel is a Shining Example of Sportsmanship

  12. Very inspiring. For a long time, I did not tell anyone I wrote. Then I decided what I did was for my benefit, not theirs. I refused to act for their approval, whther it was real or my perception of what I thought they would say.
    Everyone is now supportive of my writing. And a little jealous, too.
    Yeah for you for living life on your own terms.

  13. Tina Basu says:

    Thats the spirit Reems, very nice

  14. Irfan says:

    yeah…”Doing it my way”…..
    Inspiring one….. 🙂

  15. Suzy says:

    Good on you for trusting in your own abilities and for listening to your heart.

    Suzy at Someday Somewhere – Variety of thoughts

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