Sinem’s Story #1 — Do I really need to have my life together all the time?

Sinem Günel
3 min readMay 16, 2021
My partner in crime & me on a long, sunny birthday celebration walk — May 16th, 2021

Hey dear reader,

If you’ve been following me for a while, you might be surprised to see this post as it’s the first of its kind.

In the past 2.5 years, I published almost 500 articles online, but I’d say I did a good job keeping most of my thoughts private and not writing about everything I think, believe, and go through.

And I must admit it’s something I’m proud of.

Just like anyone else, I have thoughts about everything: the pandemic, vaccines, meat consumption, global warming, politics, racism, and much much more.

But just because I have an opinion doesn’t mean it’s worth sharing.

My writing has one purpose: Empowering people across the globe to trust in themselves and build a life and career they genuinely enjoy.

Today, however, I felt the need to write this slightly random post and share my thoughts for the sake of sharing them.

I’ll be honest: There’s no value for you here.

I’ve been journaling almost daily for the past three years, but my handwriting is horrible and I thought it’d be cool to have occasional posts with life-updates — just to make sure I can and read them when I’m old.

I’m celebrating my 24th birthday today and ever since I can remember, my birthday weeks have been challenging.

Instead of being excited, I always find myself wondering if I’m on the right track and what I could’ve done better in my life.

To be honest, I’ve never been happier and more satisfied than this year. I’m in a wonderful relationship, my business is flourishing, I never felt healthier, and my loved ones are all doing well.

Admittedly, there’s still a lot I’m aiming to change in the next months (e.g., we’re hopefully moving soon!), but overall, I’m deeply satisfied.

But despite that deep satisfaction, I feel challenged by the restrictions the pandemic brought.

I’m grateful for being safe and healthy, but at the same time, I’m really craving adventures (or at least eating pizza in a restaurant 🍕).

Sinem Günel

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