Mehwish Hayat reflects on her past as she turns 33
The load wedding actress, Mehwish Hayat is always known for her fierce, strong, and bold personality. She stands up for herself and gives shut up calls to the unnecessary voices around her. That is how one successful individual makes their way in life.
On January 6, Mehwish Hayat turned 33, she celebrated with her family and her best friends. After an unimaginable year, she reflected upon her life and shared it with her fans. She shared how you forget about the little pleasures of life once you get busy but how this year she got back to it.
Work has been so full-on, I’d forgotten the simple pleasures in life; getting my mother oiling my hair, beating my brothers and Nephew at video games, watching Netflix with my sister all things that I’d missed. Believe me nothing in life is as important as family.
Let’s not let society dictate the way we want to lead our life. It is possible for a girl in her early 30’s to be totally happy without being married and with children. It’ll happen when it will and not to some prescribed timetable.
Change needs to be systemic. I am a little fed up with celebrities (including me) made ambassadors for meaningful causes that fizzle out after a grand launch and photo op. How many times have we flooded social media, taken out rallies after some distressing event, and then what?
Social media is great – it has really democratized freedom of speech like nothing else. But some have taken it as a license to abuse and bully others. Others see it as an excuse to spread fake news and malicious gossip. Wiki giving my age does not make it true!
Let’s not knock but support each other. We have this culture of bringing each other down. This has to stop if we are to succeed as a nation. Let’s understand that we are in this together and my success – or anyone else’s – is something of pride for every Pakistani.
She talked about societal pressures to depression as it has greatly influenced our lives and builds insecurities in our minds. She added,
Depression is real”. Though my life may seem perfect, we all have our insecurities and shortcomings. But as long as we work towards inner healing and connecting with the divine, we are capable of overcoming everything that life throws at us.
The world was put on pause for us to reflect, how we come out of this is up to us. I, for one, know the direction I need to take. My mother always teaches that we have to create our own destinies where ever that may lead. I will dare to dream and dare to dream big. Anything is possible if you believe!