If there is one thing I can pass on from my humbling experiences in life, thus far, I will tell you this, the next time someone tells you “the absence of expectations is the absence of disappointment, do not listen. Have expectations. Keep them great. It’ll be a very bumpy ride. You’ll even get bruised, sometimes very badly. Sometimes, you’ll come to an abrupt halt or even fall off your ride. But you’ll grow. And if you do not grow, you do not live.
– Pandora Poikilos.
Growing up, my expectations were continually crushed. Sometimes, I wondered why I was persistent even against the odds. I didn’t mind falling down over and over. The assurance that I was made for something great keeps me going till date.
Along the journey, I have learnt to be content, happy and grateful. To have expectations, for life’s ride is bumpy and having something to hold on it makes it worth a while.
Hold on to your dreams, but be prepared for a bumpy ride.