‘Platonic conception of myself…’

For English Literature we were studying The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald and in Chapter 4 Gatsby tells Nick about his previous life which seems rather ‘exaggerated’ to say the least. Anyways, he creates this version of himself which he likes and sticks to it.

We were asked to write about our dreams: some of it is attainable (studying at SOAS) while other parts (the whole marrying Peeta thing) is completely unrealistic. don’t worry, I’m not deviating from ideal mental health, I still have a fairly accurate perception of reality. i CAN distinguish between reality and my imagination.

‘My name is Juwi and my life so far has been rather adventurous. I graduated from SOAS, that is School of Oriental and African Studies and have been lucky enough to travel the world…and I mean every corner of it, including the Amazon Rainforest and the Arctic to the Saharan Desert and the Great Barrier Reef. I was lucky to also not contract any disease or illness during my travels and so I am here, alive and well to tell the tale.

Not only did I explore the remotest and most brilliant parts of the world but I experiences many cultures and at 32 won the Noble Peace Prize for my humanitarian work around the world, notably education and sustainable development.

On my travels I met Peeta Mellark who’s a famous baker and we got married on a beach in Australia. It was a spectacular occasion, especially the cake which he baked himself of course.

I’m currently writing a novel based around my travels and experiences, though it’ll be fiction and I am working for National Geographic Magazine. I spent a few years in a Publishing House being a Reader and discovered many now famous authors in the slush pile.  I have many kids, most of whom I adopted from various parts of the world such as Vietnam, Sudan, Palestine, Peru, Bosnia and Indonesia to name a few.  This had made me quite famous for I’ve been Angelina Jolie in that department however it was never a competition, always an aspiration, that if one day I could afford to and was capable of adopting kids than I would.

I’ve been a guest lecturer at many universities around the world and continue my efforts in helping to make this world a better place for all.

I do live in a glorious mansion, yes it does have an indoor pool and stables but the most extravagant thing I have is my library. It’s a circular library with shelves around it and inside, shelves so tall that I have those moving ladders and of course lots of comfortable sofas as well as a well-stocked fridge filled with chocolate. One of the greatest pleasures in life for me is reading and eating chocolate. My kids and I often spend time in the library which also has a ceiling which opens so you can catch a glimpse of the stars.

I’m grateful that I have managed to pursue my dreams of travelling the world, adopting and that brilliant library.’

“Some men see things as they are and say ‘why’? Others dream things that never were and say ‘why not’?” George Bernard Shaw
“Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.” Kahlil Gibran
“Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.” Marsha Norman

Happy Dreaming! =)



P.S UPDATE: It’s 2016. I have graduated from SOAS (praise the lord) and I AM currently working in publishing (woop woop). Sadly, I still haven’t been to the Amazon or Madagascar and I haven’t met my Peeta yet BUT I am still young so there’s plenty of time for that. As for the Noble Peace Prize…maybe not. I’d be happy to win a prize from my award winning YA books though (that I have yet to write). #goals

4 thoughts on “‘Platonic conception of myself…’

  1. For a sec I thought this was actually true LOL! But the part about the nobel peace price at 32 threw me (yes, I can be a bit ditzy sometimes haha). But I went back to the top and realised it was fiction haha, imagine marrying Peeta #goals


    • LOL this is something so many people get confused about. I wrote this when i was 16/17 though so it has definitely changed. Not about marrying Peeta though…that will never change. #boysinbooksarejustbetter


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