It Wasn’t A Sequel To Begin With
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My 3rd novel wasn’t meant to be a sequel to the 2nd novel in the first place. Then something happened. Characters began to beg to be included in the story. Thus, a sequel was born.

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It’s Your Walk

Submitted by on October 25, 2009 – 03:22No Comment

Everyone comes to this junction; the crossroad where we have to be selfish and decide on what’s best for us without contemplating on how our dreams will fit into the life of the ones we love. Most of us couldn’t find the guts to step up towards achieving our dreams, but there are a handful who choose to be steadfast in who they want to be. I, personally, would like to be part of the minority who will walk down roads people could only dream of because the first step to success is to walk.

Life is about decisions. From the day we were born till the day we take our last breath, there are decisions to make throughout our lives and each choice leads to a future which we could never ever change. For that future, I choose to be selfish to fight for who I want to be; to turn my dreams into reality so that when I go to sleep each night, I could smile with pride that it has been a fruitful day.

It’s easy to fight when everything is turning out as planned and nothing goes wrong. It’s easy to walk when the road is straight and made of gold. But when things turn upside down, the music plays a different song and suddenly you’ll realize you might be alone. Don’t live in your comfort zone. Don’t be bounded by the four walls that surround you. Don’t look outside the window and dream of being the winners that others are. Simply open your door and step into the wilderness, venture out into this big unexplored world and find a future for yourself.

Think of it this way: If you step out and fight for your dreams, you have the chance to succeed. If you hide in your closet throughout your days, the future is as dark as it can be. So what if things fail and life crushes on you? At least by the end of the journey, you know you have done your best. Regardless of the outcomes, you can lay down and rest knowing you have been true to yourself.

One day, you will look back and wonder how did you get through all those challenges that shaped the person you are today. You’ll discover the miracles you created through your determination in pursuing the things you believe in. And others will stand up and cheer you on. If they don’t, there’s at least one person who will be by your side at all times – YOU.

Decide on what you want in life. Don’t let others distract you from reaching your goals and dreams. You are not created to live their dreams and expectations; you are created to live a life of your own. For that very reason, you have to be true to yourself because your life is the only thing you own.

Originally written by Gina Yap Lai Yoong © 2008

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