It's Too Personal: My Romanticized Version of Success and Independence

The visibility of young successful women who founded their own companies in their early 20s and the responsibility of giving back to my parents are giving me too much pressure. Every month that passes, I think of all the things that I haven’t done and I beat myself up for not having done it. I use other people’s story of success as an inspiration but there will be a few times it’s hard to compare. It’s not the same apple, I know, but it’s hard to remind myself that we are all in a different positions and facing different adversities and privileges.

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Erika Emille Sabalvoro