Living for more than just I

27 years, eh? To be honest I don’t quite remember every details of my life. Perhaps most of the story has been forgotten. Yet there are some specific moments I could still recall, both good and bad ones. And I thank God for giving me the luxury to not take that as burdens to live. I carry them all merely as memories. The past is indeed aa part of me but it doesn’t have to determine who I am or who I would become.

A glimpse of my life in the past: for me, life was about  self-fulfillment. This year is different, though. Expecting a baby and the pandemic has shifted how I perceive life and achievements. I probably have had enough of self achievements – those which have very little to do with other people. Ticking the bucket list, reaching goals, etc. It’s not that I won’t grow anymore, my life is still way too far away from the word settling down. It’s more like, whatever I achieve for myself later in this life has to create a ripple for others; my children, my family, my friends, and people around me.

This world is so big and so full that it is too shallow to think that life is all about myself. I am so insignificant alone. Thus, it has to be more than just me. What I achieve should creates benefit, impact to other people. Not matter how small, even just a second of smile or a flash of hope.

This one brief notes is my pledge – I hope I will never forget. You might agree with me, you might not. And I don’t force my point of view to be appreciated by everyone. I just hope you guys have a good read this Sunday.. 🙂

❤️ Atiqah Zulfa Nadia