Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Who you really are..

When I was a child, I used to be so fascinated by the number of things you could do when you grew up.. you could become an astronaut, or become a pilot, or become a painter or become a teacher.. everything sounded so wonderful, everything seemed so wonderful.

When I was little, I used to think that I would do something not a lot of people do, that I would do a job which was unique, something that would change the world. I used to look at my elder cousins, slogging for their engineering studies and mentally vowed that I would never study what I did not like and would always listen to my heart and do exactly what it says.

But growing up was an experience in itself and it taught me a lot of things of which, as a child, I was unaware. Before I knew it, I was studying to become an engineer, grudgingly at that. Before I knew it, I could no longer listen to my heart and find out exactly what I wanted to do. Before I knew, I had lost all my answers. Before I knew, I was left only with some uncomfortable questions.

Looking back at my childhood, I feel like a owe the 9-year old me an apology that I could not become the person she envisioned me to be. But to the 30 year old that I would be someday, I would want to tell her that I am trying my best, to find my true calling. And that, I have realised, to be yourself is the biggest victory.

How many of us can claim to be ourselves? Truly,honestly ourselves and not a worldly mutation?
Some words I read recently had a deep impact on me and it would be unfair to end this post without sharing them -

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

6 comments:

vaidehipatil said...

"Looking back at my childhood, I feel like a owe the 9-year old me an apology that I could not become the person she envisioned me to be. But to the 30 year old that I would be someday, I would want to tell her that I am trying my best, to find my true calling. And that, I have realised, to be yourself is the biggest victory."

Loved this. Sums it so well.

Firebolt said...

Thank you :]

Love you lots!

Sangeeta Patni said...

Lovely post!

Someday when you are older than what you are today, you will also realize that you were born with the seeds of everything that you will ever need to be. The seeds will take root at the right time, when you choose to water and lovingly tend them, and then they will germinate - and then blossom. And so will your life.

Life takes time, you know.

- Sugar Cube - said...

Awesome post. Can relate to it.
We are sailing in the same boat..almost most of us :)

Missed your write ups.
Blog often.

Firebolt said...

@Sangeeta Maasi :

Thanks a lot <3
*hugs*

Life takes time, but I am running out of patience ;)

@ Sugar :
Thanks a lot dear.. here's wishing the best to all of us!

Vp Ahmed said...

Enjoyed reading this. Best wishes