Your story matters. Yes, it does. It does because you are living, evolving, barely surviving, thriving, breaking, learning, healing, mending and doing several other things — all at once. Take a moment to ponder about how fascinating it is that you are everything at once. With every passing day, you are embodying everything life has to offer, experiencing everything life throws at you, nurturing yourself by bravely accepting all that makes you grow. It’s all happening every day and you’re so in sync with it.
how you are embracing everything so gracefully—the everyday hustle, the moments
of comfort and satisfaction that seldom seem to come at a great expense,
conditions that turn your world go upside down, consequences that leave you
feeling helpless, days that make you feel heavy, cold nights that make you feel
empty, struggles that mature you, heartbreaks that take away innocent parts of
you, ache in your heart that reminds you of your old-self, empty pockets
teaching you lessons on compromise and hunger, hollow heart pricking at your
conscious begging for you to fill it with something and your constant struggle
to figure out how to do that, the realities of world continually challenging
your belief system, actions of others threatening your peace, situations that
are making you question your worth, phases that are making you question your
existence, noises that are causing you to break mentally, everyday failures
that cause you to lose faith, the hustle that is leaving you tired to the bone.
Ah! The endless
battle you are fighting so bravely. How bravely you wade through it all. How
boldly you rise. How gracefully you accept failures, learn from them and grow.
How gracefully you hold it all together even when you have every reason to let
go. How beautiful, empowering and real your story is, I wish you could see, I
hope you could believe and know.
What you just
read is something that resonates with everyone. Yes, it does. I bet 9 out of 10
people who just read this could relate to it because they’ve lived through it.
It is funny how we often lose hope and feel weak because we believe life is
hard just for us, that life is unfair to us, that there is no point in trying,
that there is no point in surviving hardships and even worst, believing that
life is easy for others and using it as an excuse to stay stuck.
Show this piece
of writing to anyone you know and I bet every person who reads this will tell
you they’ve gone through it all. It is about time we stop believing life is
unfair to us and start with a fresh perspective. However, the purpose of me
writing this is not to persuade you into believing that you aren’t alone or
that we’re all in this together but simply to tell you that YOUR STORY MATTERS.
Reason being, I’m utterly fascinated with stories I hear and by this, I don’t mean the ones I read in books but the ones I hear from people I know — common people’s life story is what fascinates me. Stories of everyone around me intrigue me. Although I only know parts of their lives, I often feel their story is worth something. I tried keeping it all in, hoping my fascination (or should I rather say obsession) will end but the more people I meet the more I feel the urge to show them what a miracle they are. I want to write about people. Yes, right now, this is exactly what I want to do. I’m not sure about the future but in the current phase of my life, I want to fuel this fascination of mine and write stories — unedited, unfinished, clumsy, inspiring yet beautiful real-life stories of people. Stories of people I know closely, not so closely, acquaintances, about every beautiful being I have/had an encounter with.
It’s no secret
that I like posting raw first drafts of my writings and now, it is exhilarating
for me to visualize how beautiful it will be to write, appreciate and share raw
stories of people I know.
Before I end
this post, here’s something I want to say—Everything we go through shapes us
into who we are truly meant to be, it pushes us to explore our potential and
through it all, this simple thing called life takes us on a roller coaster ride
where we confront several complex things, people and feeling and learn lessons
from them with fervor and grace. We read stories of success and failure online,
in books and newspapers; about people who made it to the top and about those
who lost everything and turned into dust but what about the stories that
surround us, the ones that are simple yet extraordinary. Why do they often go
unnoticed? And what about your own story?
I’m writing this
because I know it in my heart that every story is worth something and that
every story matters.
All I ask of you
is to believe that your story matters.
As much as I’m dying to write real-life stories, I also respect everyone’s privacy and wouldn’t do it without their consent.
So this is an
open invitation (a request, in fact) to everyone I know and to everyone who
knows me, will you allow me to write about you and bring your story to light?
If yes, kindly
reach out to me and I’d be more than happy to even be a mere narrator of your