You’re a Limited Edition

Writer: Zee Salem

Just because an egg is penetrated by a sperm, ‘the you’ you are today stands upon us.

Taking about 3 to 4 days, the embryo moves to the lining of the uterus & implants to the uterine wall. During the first eight months, every bit of you starts to form from scratch. The ninth month is the home stretch of pregnancy, and the fetus gets ready for birth by turning into a head-down position in a woman’s pelvis. The lungs are now fully mature to prepare for functioning on their own. The fetus continues to gain weight rapidly.

This is the brief process that caused you to enter this mysterious world with an unknown fate. But the real question is, how do we differ from one another? Scientifically, we are composed of different genetic components, matching on another to form our appearances. DNA leads to a difference in colour, shape & texture of everything in you, but is that the only reason why we are different? How do people from the same race & with the same appearance differ? 

It’s your behaviour that makes you unique. Behaviour changes from one person to another. The reason behind this peculiar difference is what you face in your life. You are always renewed without you even sensing it.

What does that mean? Let’s take a look back to the three-year-old you. The way you think, comprehend & act towards an obstacle nowadays is totally different from what you would’ve done as a three-year-old. Your grandparents know how to deal with situations you find complicated with their eyes shut. I believe life just needs practice. The more you face a certain situation, the more your brain gets used to the response to this situation. This causes your brain to process new & even more difficult situations.

Life is filled with ups & downs; it’s just like the roller coaster you wait for. The best part is when it starts to drop, leading to your screams. Your release of feelings is the only thing that keeps you going.  When you feel down or upset, don’t ever keep it in. You have to emit every single thought from your mind. Free your thoughts and let them soar through the vast sky. Make your smile wider; live every single part of your life to the fullest and get rid of all the negative energy around you.

Don’t be afraid to face a challenge, challenges make you the light beam in your story. Don’t lock yourself in a cage and just wait until death comes upon you. You’ve started from two microscopic cells, building up to create you.

You were already caged in your mother’s stomach for nine months. Once you get delivered, it is your time to spread your wings & fly freely. Live every experience you can. Become as crazy as you want to be. Do what you want to do. Show yourself to the world.

Be the hero in your story.

No one will write your book in the way you want to. Hold your pen, get your notebook & start drawing every path you took or want to take. Even if your path didn’t work out, don’t burn your notebook. Whatever happens, just know it’s for your own good. Draw different paths. Be creative. Always have plans from A to Z. Love as if you’ve never loved before. Show them how you can love them like no one ever could. Most importantly, be the you that you want to be; don’t let anyone dull your ‘sparkle’.