A Dust’s Cosmic Embrace

I am like a speck of dust in a universe filled with immense cosmic bodies—small, insignificant, and yet to become a star. However, I am not ashamed of my insignificance, for everyone begins somewhere, and being barely a cosmic body is nothing to be ashamed of. Because I know for certain that one day, my strong gravitational pull—my passion—will eventually lead me to form into a star that dazzles those in its wake.

Since I was young, I have never ventured out of my comfort zone. I avoided uncomfortable situations and environments that would challenge and nurture me. I was content with being complacent, relaxed, and going with the flow. Yet, despite this, several fateful encounters have made me increasingly concerned about the persistence of mediocrity in the world. I despised mediocrity, but ironically, I was becoming what I despised out of fear of being judged as mediocre. I do not want anyone to see me fail, and most of all, I do not want anyone to pity me for failing.

However, I have come to realize that everyone starts somewhere; even those who are now skilled were once beginners. Just like a negligible speck of dust, I am forgettable—someone who can fail and be mediocre at times. It’s okay to make mistakes right now because, in my insignificance, I have the opportunity to grow, to gather other specks of dust along the way. I will eventually pull myself together and become a star, undeterred and ready to dazzle those in my wake. I aspire to be a ray of sunshine, lighting up the darkest corners of this world with my energy.