An Ode to my Successful Self

Lime By Lime, 31st Jul 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A piece to remind myself how beautiful life is. That whenever things don't go my way, it's the universe telling me that I have to go back to where I have started.

An Ode to my Successful Self

I’ve been mulling over the idea of success. I’m almost 30, has a college degree, a decent job and has 0 criminal records. So pretty much you get the picture; a young-adult female trying to find her place in this world that’s full of expectations. A world ran by likes, hearts and other people’s approval. You can say that I’m in my prime age. The right age they say to marry, get a car, a house and have kids.

But here I am, a young-adult female with no car, rents an apartment, unmarried, no kids; striving to find my own place. A place where standards are not masked by tangible wealth. Maybe even an alternative world where success simply means being happy. Being able to sleep at night knowing you live to do the right things. That you go each day with one single purpose - keeping love the sole purpose of your existence. That whatever happens, you get to choose the people you want to be with. The people that matters. Then everything else is secondary.

But I also know that reality does not always align with my perspective. I know that, because my life has not always been about trying to find happiness. I have seen sadness many times now. I’d say that the ugliest form of sadness is being a person who’s capable of so much love and knowing that the same love cannot keep your family together. That success is also equivalent to the amount of love you have and that for some, it comes in limited value.

I think that the greatest dilemma of every broken child is finding a home for their success.

So you see, between my not-so-ideal backstory and my current situation, it’s a struggle to start a successful path. And it may also be the truth for others my age. We live in a world where we see age as a defining culture and a fundamental factor in creating success. But I disagree.

I think that instead of establishing a stereotype future, we should focus more on creating a life anchored on greater causes. That kind of life that makes you giggle with happiness and gives you sincere hugs rather than virtual apathy. And I think that we all deserve a life that’s not forged from superficial standards.

To put it simply: we deserve happiness. All of us do. And I believe that this world deserves people who live for kindness and love. This world deserves the broken child in you who at all times will choose love, over anything else.


Sadness, Society, Soul, Spirit, Story, Success

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A believer of people, good things and everything in between.

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