A moment when you felt the most satisfied with your life.
There has been many moments in my life where I’ve felt satisfied. I’m not exactly sure when I’ve been most satisfied with life but I’ll pick a moment when I was truly happy.
Until 9th grade, I had very thick glasses. I had cataract from birth, so after a surgery when I was a baby I had to wear these really really thick glasses. Because of that I had to face a lot of people who teased me. I didn’t mind it usually but sometimes it was too much. I could sit only in the front bench of my classes. People stared at me if I went anywhere new. People knew me because I had those glasses. But in the summer before 9th grade I finally had another surgery and had artificial lens (no, they aren’t contacts) implanted. Then I didn’t need those glasses anymore.
After years of being made fun of, I finally didn’t have to face that anymore. I remember walking past all those people who had teased me and seeing the expressions on their faces. I remember my friends looking at me in wonder and asking me where my glasses were.
Just before the surgery I was scared stiff. But after it was over I realised that there wasn’t anything to be scared of. The glasses had become part of who I was and I was scared of the change, scared to let go. But when I didn’t need it anymore I realised that changes can be great. I was really happy, and yes satisfied at that time.
I still don’t have full vision but that’s ok. I’m satisfied with what I have! So a moment when I’ve been most satisfied with life? Yep, definitely the time when I realised that I didn’t have to rely on those glasses anymore.