Don’t you ever say I can’t because I know you can. I know how powerful you are. I know how impactful you can be.
Don’t you ever take a step back because your experiences build you up. You can’t be someone you hope to be. You learn to become that person.
Don’t you ever cry for your mistakes because they are the reasons for the present you. They molded you into a braver person. They made you capable of being the person you aspire to become.
Don’t you ever worry about your imperfections because you are not meant to be perfect. You are meant to be you. You are meant to be imperfectly beautiful.
Don’t you ever worry about your boundaries because they don’t really exist. You are a bird, ready to fly. Your aims are limitless. You are limitless.
So, soar up high into the sky.
At times when you stumble along he way, turn to your right. I will be there, with a consoling hand on your shoulder. Whether you know me or not, I will be there because I wish the best for you.
I know you can and I know you will.
You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be successful. Most of all, you deserve to fly.
As a girl, there’s many things I’ve been at many times. But there’s always one thing I’ve never been able to escape from, always been that. What? Afraid.
I’ve been afraid.
I’ve been afraid to go out alone at night and even at day sometimes.
I’ve been afraid to be alone in a crowded place.
I’ve been afraid to travel alone in a taxi in the evening.
I’ve been afraid to speak up in fear of judgement.
I’ve been afraid to trust someone.
I’ve been afraid to openly talk, speak and behave like me at moments.
I’ve been afraid.
Many a time.
There’s one wish that I wish upon every single day, a wish for other girls and my future self – to be unafraid.
Never in my life did I think that
1. College application is a stressful job.
2. My dad is going to be give me a headache with his constant bugging. I mean, he asks me if i’ve heard back (from the colleges) every day.
3. I am going to get sleepness nights.
4. There is so much to do in the process. So much.
Life has been busy. Life has been tiresome. But most of all, life has been interesting.
The search for a prosperous environment to thrive and foster is probably one of the biggest challenges the youth in my country is facing today. With every other day being declared as a ‘bandha’ just because a mere political party’s unimportant demands remain unaddressed, the so-called politicians who were supposed to be ‘example citizens’ turning out to be power-hungry men, ordinary citizens being granted jobs not on the basis of their credibility but by nepotism and favoritism and public institutions faring so poor because of incessant corruption, the ability to thrive and foster by being a responsible, optimistic and aware Nepali citizen has become challenge for the youth in the present context.
Similarly, I believe environmental concerns as another challenge for the youth in my country. Kathmandu, which was once an embodiment of beauty, is now a city that has become similar to a bag of waste. The air smells of dust. The land is full of litter thrown everywhere carelessly. Bagmati – the holy river- is now nothing more than a mere sewer. Youth in my country face this challenge- to maintain the sanity of the environment. The worst part of it all, unlike other countries, the majority of the people in Nepal are unaware about this issue. Tackling the environmental concerns by making the citizens aware stands tall as another major challenge for youth in Nepal.
I always complain about how difficult my life has become; how people have been giving me hard times; how I have been struggling. However, I never did realize that if my life was really hard or I was having hard times, I would not have the time or the energy to rant. Instead, I would actually be working to make things better.
What irony is this! When I am in no problem, I love complaining about having/being in a problem. Whrn I actually am, I don’t.
To not like something and to dislike something are two different things!
I do not like something does not mean I dislike that thing. Can we not stand in a neutral ground?
I might not like tomatoes. This means that though I don’t like them, I can bear to eat them. However, if I dislike them, there is no way in hell I am going to eat them.
There is a big gap between not liking and disliking things. And pople should learn to differentiate the difference!