Coming to terms

Cynthia was an idealist even as a young girl, always wanting things to be perfect and being disappointed when they weren’t.

Her family, especially her parents tried their best to prepare her for the harsh realities of the real world but deep down she never gave up her idealism.

At school, she expected to score the highest in every subject and would be depressed if she was the second-best in any subject.

But, life as they say is a harsh teacher and when she entered practical life, she realized that to survive she had to dial down her expectations.

As she came to terms with reality, she found a surprising truth; life is easier if you don’t hold yourself up to exacting standards.

Life was now not a trial but an adventure.


Written in response to Six Sentences Story- Term, hosted by Girlie on the edge’s blog- Denise



47 thoughts on “Coming to terms

  1. The quest for perfection. Very often the worst pressure comes from ourselves and may take half a lifetime to achieve perspective and balance sufficient to realize everything does not have to be “perfect”.
    Your Six tells the story of many of us, Sadje 🙂

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