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A letter to a younger self.

I noticed that people do write letters to their younger self. I know that my younger self won't read this but still, I thought this was amazing.
And so, I decided to accept this challenge and thus, I will write one letter to my younger self.
If you want, I challenge you to write a letter to your younger self.

I am not much older than I was but I am still a little older.

To a younger me,

Hello, it's me, an older you. Not that much older but still, older.
I have seen things that you haven't and so, I have things to say.

Like it or not, I have to say that sometimes, you are an idiot. 
Don't get too self-righteous. Don't let your pride blind you. 
You will do things that you will later regret.
Right now, you may not regret it but trust me, later you will.

As brilliant as you are, you, too have your flaws and you will only see them later. 
Sometimes, remember to be humble. Personally, I still have trouble with this.
Sometimes, you are cocky little thing and that gets you into trouble.

Be careful with the words you say. Believe it or not, these words may come back to haunt you.
Remember to be proud of yourself but don't brag.
Remember to always love yourself.

Right now, you may think that you will always love yourself and you will always be confident.

Unfortunately, there will be hard times that will shake your confidence and erode your love for yourself.
But please, always believe in yourself.

Believe it or not, people do support you.
People see the greatness in you even if you do not see it. 
There will be people who will believe in you and be thankful for them.
So remember that, you are loved.

But I'm glad to say that, slowly, with time, you will grow into a better person.
And hopefully, you will continue to grow.

Even though you will grow into a better person, it will be because of hardship.

Sadly, some moments will be hard for you.
There will be moments where you are nothing but a shattered glass.
There will be moments where hope is running thin.

But remember this,
no matter what happens, you will be alright.

So just hang on.

You will survive.

Always remember your dreams and goals. But also remember that sometimes, you don't always achieve the exact dream or goal that you want.

Sometimes, you have to alter it to suit your current situation. Nonetheless, don't ever stop dreaming.
You have to know that no matter what happens, failure do not exist. There is no failure. I know you probably think I'm lying but I'm not.

Just keep an open heart and mind. See where that takes you. Believe in the universe guiding you to your path. Follow the flow.

Never regret anything. 

As hard as life becomes, it will all be for the better. And things will always get better no matter how hard it becomes.

Change can be difficult but you probably disagree with me. You think that you can handle change but you will be surprised.
But just let me say, just go with it.

Have courage to change. Have courage to live the best life you can.

As for friendships, you will be surprised. The friendship you think will last, won't while the friendship you think won't, will.
But remember this, friends are important but choose them wisely. Choose friends that make you happy and that push you.

Luckily, as time passes, you will make more and more good friends. You will reconnect with friends that you don't expect to.

Sometime you will be surprised that you don't truly know your friend, despite of the long years together. You might be disappointed in what they truly feel about you and that will hurt. Personally, I'm still struggling with this. 
But do remember this, you can always make new friends and reconnect with old friends.
You are never alone. Never.

You have a lot more to learn and grow as do I.
I hope we'll continue to learn and grow.

Be strong and remember to always give something a shot. 
Even if sometimes, you might have to fall hard but try anyway.
Have courage to try. Even if people are mocking you.
Don't ever regret anything.

You will be surprised with destiny. Destiny will take you to interesting places but at the same time, remember that you do make your own destiny.

Love and be happy.
Remember that.
For that is all that matters.

your future self.


Rachael Lum said…
That's a lovely letter. :) Your younger self would be relieved.
Kath Lee said…
It would be great if our younger selves could read our letters from the future.
Anonymous said…
Me too. I hope they could read it.

Oh well, at least, we would be able to read letters from our past.

Remember the letter to our 10 year future self? XPP
文儀 said…
I like this letter. Destiny, who knows where it will lead us. And yes, new friends and re connection. Life seem to give us a lot of surprise isn't?

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