When I was younger, society gave me an invisible checklist. It suggested that I should go to school, get a degree, graduate, find a ‘good’ job, get married and then have kids. And hey, that’s what some people want and that’s great. But I don’t and I’m not a product on an assembly line. Instead I’ve created my own list of goals and ambitions that reflect who I want to be. So next time during an interview or at a family party, if you want to know why I don’t have a husband yet at the age of 26, it’s because my purpose on this planet isn’t just to be somebody’s wife. I’m more than that. And all my sisters, you’re more than that.
Don’t limit yourself to daydreaming about your wedding entrance or how your outfit will look. Daydream about being president, making a difference in the world or having your dream job. It’s scary to go beyond the limits that have been placed on you, but trust me when I say from experience, it’s so worth it. You will change the world.
One day, you may become a wife or a mother and those are special positions to have. But please do not live your life thinking marriage and motherhood is your purpose on this planet. You are more than your ability to nurture and bare children. You have a unique brain and skill set that can help you achieve whatever you set your mind to, provided you work hard for it. So start working.
Create your own path and don’t be scared if it has less traffic than the main road.
With love x
Lilly Singh (born 26 September 1988) is a Canadian Youtube personality, vlogger, comedian and and actress of Indian origin. She is better known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII. Since beginning her channel in October 2010, her videos have received over 1.6 billion views, and her channel has accumulated over 10.8 million subscribers.
Source: Lilly Singh’s official facebook page