I have not arrived..

Middle age is catching up to me, I believe

I wonder when I would be able to achieve

That “something” in my life that would raise

My standing in my own eyes, let me garner praise

From my inner critic, that keeps telling me

To constantly improve, does not let me be

Complacent, or content with what I do

I keep trying hard, but never seem to

Reach a place where I could rest and say

I’ve done enough, I should call it a day…


As much as I want to feel like I’ve arrived

I simultaneously fear I would lose my drive

Once I get to a place of comfort in my skin

Striving to be better is what I have believed in

My inner critic changes the goal post constantly

Thus what would count as success, I never see..


Neither have I managed to impress myself, nor have I

Allowed myself to stagnate, or my dreams to die

With this in mind, let me move from day to day

I have not arrived, but I’m on my way..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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