At this age and time, there is a lot I wish I could have been told while growing up. There is so
much I needed to know so that I would be ready to face this cruel world but that is no longer the
I would have appreciated having been taught about culture and what it should mean for a young
woman like me. It would have been an honour being told the truth about the reality of this world,
who knows, maybe I would have prevented a number of unpleasant things that I have gone
For so many years, I have been concerned about my physical appearance. I have been concerned
about my weight, my race, my tribe and my gender. I have resented myself for being the person I
am, I have never been content with myself and always looked for people’s approval. I have
always been reluctant and judged myself.
Not realizing the damage I was doing to myself, I questioned my femininity and my role in the
society as a female figure. People have presented different versions of truth and happiness but
none of those have seemed to make sense. With all that I have been through, I have learned a
very imperative lesson to never rely on vengeance and to never hold grudges.
I have allowed myself to know the secret of real happiness but I am still uncertain if eternal
happiness exists. Through all the aspects of life, I have been able to adjust and adapt to different
environments from time to time. But most importantly, I have been able to take whatever life
throws at me.
Yes, I have had my moments of weakness but I have strived to keep on going forward and never
stopping no matter what. I have overcome my fears and fought a winning battle. It’s funny how
amazing life can be at one stage, especially when you let loose and live a little. Although the
interpretations and misconception of this whole theory often gets confused, it is important to
understand the meaning behind every line.
Growing up, I wasn’t one of the fortunate, cool kids who had everything they wanted and
needed. I wasn’t fortunate enough to get everything I wanted as a kid but I am utmost grateful
for the best gift God ever blessed me with, my parents. They are the tree of my life. The love
they gave me was great enough to fill up the space and the need for material things.
That, somehow made me to become the woman I am today. I sometimes wonder how life would
have been if all I could have growing up was all the flashy things but no love. My parents
taught me a very important lesson, they taught me that nothing beats the love of those close
and dear to your heart.
Among everything else I wish I knew growing up, is that the value of love cannot be traded for