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She was tired of being the underdog! (although people usually rooted for the
underdog, didn’t they?) She wanted to reinvent herself. Be version n+1 and wow
everyone. She chalked out a mental plan to 1. Stop taking crap from people 2. Be
assertive. 3. Go for it. 4. Undergo an image makeover. 5. Seize the day for at least
365 days in a row. That would be something!

She took out her year planner and filled it in with her goals and dreams. She even
made a mood board. She started journaling about the things she was grateful for.
And what do you know? Life started looking up! She soon realized that
something good happened to her every day, and earlier she used to focus only on the bad that happened. This gave her a more balanced perspective on her life and accomplishments.

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She made it a point to surround herself with positive people and avoid the
naysayers or those who dealt her disrespect. Who knew? She had been a
product of her environment, or so it seemed.

She was already metamorphosing into a butterfly and finding her wings to take
flight— all because she set out to conquer her demons. As she inched towards a
better life, she knew it was because of her own efforts that it had happened. That
made her feel better than ever— that she was self-reliant and could make it
happen for herself. Nothing like being kind to oneself to act like a balm to a tired
soul. Since she stopped being her own worst enemy, life was getting better and

She then reached out to her immediate circle of friends to check on them. Earlier,
she was so focused on her problems that she couldn’t pour out of an empty cup.
Now, she wanted to give generously of her time and attention but only to the
deserving. She had found the warrior within!

Note: This piece was first featured in The AMP magazine

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Aishwariya Laxmi

I’m Aishwariya. I’m passionate about writing, reading, marketing communications, books, blogging, poetry and editing. I’ve donned several hats, such as freelance journalist, copywriter, blogger and editor.


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