I was 13, when I had a dream of becoming the best student in the country by the time I graduate from high school. It was such a geeky dream - a rare dream for a 13 year old in fact - one that the adult-me would have never approved of.
And like any other dreams, the thought of becoming the best student amongst hundred thousands others in the country seemed so remote at that time, but I dreamed on anyway.
Nothing came naturally but a lot came with hard work and perseverance. It was almost surreal when 5 years down the road, I was informed that my school has nominated me in the best student category at national level.
I remember the grand ceremonial day like it was just yesterday. Me seated in between my parents at the award giving ceremony, all three of us anxious to know the results. My parents kept telling me that the results wouldn't matter for I have made them proud countless times and to be nominated is already an achievement. But for me, it wasn't just about winning, it was about being so close to the dream I once had.
A dream which was once so remote, is now just a breathe away.
So imagine how I felt when they finally announced my name. Oh, the look my parents had on their faces! What I would do to see those expressions over and over again...
Somehow or rather growing up -as responsibilities build on - the adult me no longer take time to dream, much less dream big and life becomes more about meeting expectations set on me than building my own.
This special bangle by @wanderlustandco is a reminder of the dreamer I once was, how my dream shaped me and brought me to greater heights so that I could continue where I left off - the girl who dares to dream, and let her dream takes her to places she never knew were her potentials to begin with ❤ #DareToDream