Forget Cinderella: You Can Create Your Own Fairy Tale

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Who doesn’t grow up wanting a fairy tale? Let’s be honest–we all do. In fact, our childhood pushes us towards that dream. A perfect life, a perfect guy, a perfect story consisting of a perfect love. You want to be pretty and you want him to be charming. You want an evil twist and you want a perfect ending with a kiss.

But you need to forget Cinderella. Your fairy tale is your own and it is going to be a story unlike any other story out there. It is not just a guy or an adventure. It is combination of your fears, your ambitions, your desires, your failures, your achievements, your relationships, your flaws, your honesty, your love, and so much more. Your fairy tale is nothing else but you!

It is in the way you get up in the morning, when you do not even want to breathe. It is when you see you mother’s struggle and understand what the word ‘helpless’ means. It is when you’re finally mature enough to understand that some things just do not work out. It is when you stand up for your ethics in spite of knowing that it will cost you.

It is when you have to take risks and accept the fact that you can fail miserably. It is when you understand a happy life has very little to do with commercial success. It is how you face your fear and come out shining on the other side of storm. It is when you understand that everyone is flawed and that is where the beauty lies.

It is when you understand that peace is happiness and it has nothing to do with others. It is when you look back at your life and you are proud of yourself for the things that you have learned, for the hurdles that you have crossed, for the nights that you have survived, and for the life that you have lived. That my darling, is your fairy tale.

You are going to fail at things. You are going to hate yourself for doing some things. You will have good for nothing feelings, but that does not mean the world will end. It never does.

Without failing, you will never understand the value of things. You will not automatically get the “best” job. You will struggle and eventually find work that excites you. You will have failed relationships, which will help you grow and find your perfect partner. Progressively your life plan is going to change, because you did not know a hell of a lot of things when you initially set your goals. Accept the fact that every single day you will grow and change and that is okay, because that is how it is suppose to be.

Get up every day to tell yourself how wonderful the journey has been, how there is so much that you have achieved and how there is so much left that is out there to be conquered. Life is not as simple as stories make it seem. In fact, it is simpler. It is you who will write your story, every day, every moment. Whatever you do, I promise you it will be beautiful. When you look back, you are going to be proud of your masterpiece. The world is full of possibilities. Whatever you want and need is out there waiting for you, just the way you want it.

Just remember your fairy tale is YOU. When years go by, your older self is going to look back, smiling, proudly telling the world this is your fairy tale. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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