Yesterday, I turned 27. I feel young and old at the same time. Young- because there are still many years ahead of me (hopefully). Old- because some of my friends are already starting families of their own.

I start reflecting about my life. What have I done? What have I accomplished? What have I overcome?

In terms of monetary gain, I don’t have much. But in terms of personal growth, I have grown tremendously.

I feel a lot wiser.

Awaken, I should say.

I know what I want.

I know what makes me happy.

I am doing things that I enjoy.

I am truly living.

Meaning, is what I strive for.

Passion, is what pushes me.

I don’t want to be a living robot.

Following orders.

Doing the same tasks repeatedly.

You’re unrealistic, they say.

I know.

That is ok.

I shall continue.

I have dreams.

I have a voice.

I will write my own story.

But I am still in pain.

I am struggling.

Sometimes I cannot see the light.

I am crying.

That is ok.

I shall continue.

My idea of success may differ from yours.

Most aim for a house, car, and things.

But I, only want to be pain free & do what I love.

My parents are disappointed.

But I have a vision.

Perhaps no one else can see it.

I am sad.

That is ok.

I shall continue.


It wasn’t my intention to make my post sound like poetry. I have so much I wanted to say, but it came out like that.

Sometimes, less is more.


Author: gchan7127

I just want to share all my knowledge, ideas, and experiences with the world. It makes me happy to know that I can inspire others.

17 thoughts on “Reflection”

  1. Happy be-lated birthday Grace! You are one of the strongest young lady I know. Stay strong and continue to follow your dreams. They will all come true one day. 🙂 ❤

  2. Houses and cars are things that society instill into us, of what they think a good life is. It’s good you look beyond that, into what makes you happy. I heard someone say, “What is success, when success is without happiness”, and I totally agree with that.

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