“Veni Vidi Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)”

Veni Vidi Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)

Kristin Cowden, Guest Writer

She came here to write something. She came into this world for something, and to do something extraordinary. She has looked to writing to relieve any and all stress in her mind. However, writing wasn’t always so easy for her. It used to be a chore, and she only did it when she absolutely had to. She only did it when she had to write an essay, do an assignment, exc. Then, one day, she just decided that she’s going to be good at writing. She just decided that it was no longer going to be a chore. Perhaps she saw it has a way for people to respect her instead of laugh. Instead of laughing now, they would look up and see what a great writer she is. She would no longer be mocked. So, she came here to write. 


She saw, however, that was not the case. She thought that maybe if she was perfect, she could avoid judgement. Oh, how wrong she was. If she had realized that the definition of perfection was so diverse, she wouldn’t have tried to achieve it. Perfection is something unattainable in human standards, because everyone’s definition is different. The word perfection is perhaps a word in every language that has a different meaning to everyone that knows it. Perfection does not have to be beauty. It can be perfection in a talent, a job field, and others. She sees something great in herself now, and she isn’t going to let anyone ruin it for her.  


They still laugh at her, but now she smiles at them. She smiles, as she has conquered them. She has conquered the battle inside of her. The battle of the craving for perfection. She no longer craves to be perfect, as perfection is unattainable. I sit here writing this to you now because I was that girl. I hope that one day every person will realize the true meaning of perfection as well, and how everyone who thinks that by being perfect will allow them to avoid judgement is already perfect. Veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, I conquered.