I came to this city around three years back. It was an immensely challenging feat for me; coming over to a place I knew almost nothing about. The city, for me, was an enigma considering that all I ever knew about it was through movies or hearsay. I had a part of my family here but they moved abroad too the same year so I was left with everything new, everything unexplored.
They say a blank canvas is best to start with. You can begin anew. You can paint whatever you like, spread as many colors as you want, shape it into whatever your mind imagines. I agree, it is. But with it comes a whole lot of uncertainty and wariness. Even though I was expecting to explore as much as possible, however, with a 3 year old in tow, I knew, it would not be an easy job. I already had my hands full with managing the change she was facing. But that was not the real challenge. The real challenge was to make sure she grows comfortable with this kind of a set up. Me and her. You know, how challenging that can get?
Anyhow through these years, there’s one thing that I learnt, that stood out from all the other learnings, was- Believe. Believe in yourself; believe in the day, today. Believe that its all for the best and believe that whatever you have on hand today, will not be the same the next day- it will either be a bit more or maybe a tad bit less.
It also made me believe that whatever I do and how ever I try to contour the ways of my life, my choices will land me where they will and I will have to deal with it. Whether I brood or rejoice will again be a choice that I will have to make. For sure, I believe, that if I had not chosen to come here, I would not have rediscovered my latent potential to be the person that I am today. My choices opened up a door to a new belief, that I could be whoever I wish to be. That whatever lay ahead will sculpt my future for me. That each day as it unfolds will rejuvenate me and make me stronger. And it opened the door to a new me.
Today I stand tall, walk with a revamped bounce in my feet, eager to take on what follows from hereon. With a sole belief, that the days to follow will unlock the path to an eventful journey full of surprises, joys, trifles and repair.
Because, I believe.
Linking this to Write Tribe Wednesday Prompt where the above “lock and key picture” was the picture prompt.