Updated on 30th December 2019, by Shilpa Gupte.
As I sat staring at the computer screen striving to figure out the intricacies for my new WordPress blog, I wondered what had led me to stray towards alien territory leaving behind the comforts of familiarity–the old blog on Blogspot. And, suddenly, something stirred within me.
I had left my career for the sake of my family– a career that gave me an identity –and struggled all these days to find that lost identity in things that failed to offer me one. I was itching to carve a name for myself other than that of “Wife of Mr. G”.
Giving up on those desires, on the dreams I had for myself after coming this far did not seem acceptable to me. I traveled back in time to when I faced worse situations in life, and despite the terror and the helplessness, I realized how I had waded through those choppy waters and swum ashore.
How, then, could I give up now? What was the worse that could happen? Would I lose face? No. Would my dreams shatter before my eyes? Perhaps. But, I could build those dreams again, couldn’t I?
Not being a tech person wasn’t going to stop me from creating the blog of my dreams, all by myself. And, here I am today, with my brand new blog, all designed and created by me. The trial and error that went into making it left me with quite a few tears, but it is also what makes me proud.
It just goes to show that despite what we think about ourselves, we are capable of doing things. All it needs is willpower, courage, and patience. And yes, faith in ourselves.
There come countless moments in life, when we are tested for our grit, our determination, and patience. There is a lot at stake, and yet, we choose to carry on fighting, surging ahead to achieve what we set out to, even survive till our last breath.
The fear of losing, the trepidation as we face our challenges, is colossal, yet there’s always something within us, someone within us that pushes us towards our dreams, consoles us when we trip and fall on the way, and cheers us as we reach the finishing line.
Often, we lack the knowledge of this special someone; it’s just when we reflect upon it all later, do we realize that the someone was actually the Hero who resides within us, unbeknownst to us.
The Hero who encourages us, and gives us the will to fight our battles, to never give up hope, and win, in spite of it all.
It was the Hero within me who helped me through every difficult situation in my life, even when I was shivering with fear. And, it was the Hero within me who helped me now, as I set off to fulfill a tiny dream I have for myself.
I would not need any assistance as long as I had Me.
We all have it in us to face our challenges, so why do we crumble under pressure; why do we look for help to those who might not offer any?
Keep going, people; keep fighting for all that you desire for yourself. Trust the Hero within you. Never give up, never fear, for one day you will succeed. Things might take time, but they will surely come to you at the right time.
I heard this song by Mariah Carey long ago, when I was going through a very difficult period in life. It’s a song that I often listen to, or think about when the going gets tough when I feel I have hit a roadblock. It urges me to trust myself and keep moving forward.
I am sharing this song with you all. Sharing it for me, too, to remind myself once again about the Hero who lives within me, who will always be by my side, even when the rest of the world will have given up and left.
Keep up the fight, people! And, believe that you are not alone. You have YOU!
Lots of love,
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