The Fulfilment of a Dream

Sometimes it takes a serious blast from the past to make you realise how far you’ve come from where you first started. Two nights ago, I unexpectedly found myself in Singapore’s Holland Village. I hadn’t been there in years – not since I was an accounting student. It was a popular date spot and I had many flashbacks of my life in my late teens. 

Who I was back then. Who I was desperately trying to become and wasn’t. All those long hard and lonely nights trying to hold it all together when everything was falling apart. 

I was studying accounting – a subject that I was naturally good at thanks to years of working in the family business. Although I did well at school, there was this unshakable feeling that I was meant to be doing something else. 

And now… Twelve years later, I’m an author with a publishing business. 

Wow.

Did I do it? Did I actually do it? Pinch me. Seriously, pinch me. 

I connected the dots and saw that there was a method to the madness. A path behind what seemed to be a non-linear path of shooting darts in the dark not knowing if I was ever going to hit my target. 

I find myself using all the practical skills that I learnt during those years to build my dream in this world in a real and concrete way.

I remember that I was once a young girl with a dream. And now that dream has come true. 

In the past year, I’ve been so bogged down with the day-to-day concerns of running a business that the fulfilment I should have felt on achieving a dream eluded me. It was so so so hard. Navigating unknown terrain not knowing if I would actually manifest what my heart desired.

And as I sat there, at an old haunt where I often went on dates – I realise that I did it. I wrote a book. I published it. People love what I’ve written. I’ve connected with readers from all over the world. I’ve made friends with people I wouldn’t have connected with otherwise. 

After twelve years of ups and downs and side roads and main roads…

I did it. 

And I’d do it all over again… And I wouldn’t change a thing. 

But that’s just me. 


Author: Dipa

Editor-in-Chief at Mith Books | Author of The Little Light and The Merchant of Stories

5 thoughts

  1. Congrats. Dipa. Glad to see your success and dreams come true. I love all of your work and insight, it has really helped me in my journey as an entrepreneur. It’s best to learn from others mistakes to help avoid from making them when doing any startup and can really help to fast track your success!

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