You’ll have dreams and goals and aspirations that run from Earth to Mars. You’ll put timelines to when you want to achieve certain things.
“I’ll be rich by 30,” you’ll say.
“I’ll own a car. I’ll have businesses. I’ll buy a house.”
“I’ll be married by 25.”
There will be many things you’ll want. You’ll imagine your soulmate as a fine woman with a tender neck and a heart so large it could pump blood in your veins too. You’ll draw pictures of your dream man with muscles that’ll protect you from your fears and a wallet so heavy Martins Licis wouldn’t lift it. (Martins currently holds the title of strongest man in the world.)
You’ll have an idyllic life crafted in your head. You’ll pray. You’ll work hard. You’ll show up. But life will sometimes serve you a scorpion’s sting.
To you who feels stuck, keep wading, keep swimming, keep digging. Progress is in those small steps that might seem invisible. You will catch a break.
To you who feels like you don’t belong, you who suffers from imposter syndrome, you have as much a right to be at that table as anyone else who’s there. You worked to be there. You have a voice. You belong.
To you who feels like a loser or a failure, someone whose name I don’t know said life is a marathon. Your pace is not the same as any other person’s. You might not have got some things right; you might have lost balance. Lift yourself up and keep your foot on the pedal, the tides will turn in your favor.
To you who feels rejected, as day follows night, so will another opportunity present itself to you. All will be okay. “The stone that was rejected became the cornerstone” – The Bible.
To the guy who is embarrassed because in his mid or late 20’s, he is still staying in his mother’s house not because he wants it that way but because he hasn’t yet caught a break, I understand you. I was there three years ago. Keep the grind going.