(Based on the prompt From You to You, a letter to a 14 year old me. )
I can’t even recall what I was doing at 14…seems such a long time ago. When I chose this prompt, I couldn’t think of anything that I could or wanted to say to a younger self. Now I think I can.
Do you remember that quote in Reader’s Digest?
Don’t be scared of darkness. It simply means that there’s a light shining nearby…
That stayed. Let’s start with that.
Don’t worry. About anything. Everything is a whole lot more and much much better in every way, than what you are hoping for and even perhaps, than what you can imagine at the moment.
Everything is alright. Everything always becomes alright.
You do get what you truly want and what is right for you. Not in the way others think of “right” in terms of “should” and “ought”, but what is truly right for and by you.
You will do everything that you want to do and a few things you haven’t planned on. Turns out that you have more courage than you know and are smarter than you think. Life is good, people are well and God is great.
And you know how you think you are bad at Maths? Turns out you’re completely off on that one and realise that now.
Few people you care about, will pass. It’s alright. It’s time for them to go. Doesn’t hurt after some time – the essence of your relationship, what you learnt from it, what it was like and about – all that stays with you.
Few dependencies petered out – which is a good thing. You have your own apartment, catch-up with friends on the weekends and wear heels now by the way. From time to time. Sneakers, jeans and t-shirts are still your favourite go to items…and you have a pair each in green, yellow and black – yes green and yellow too and no, you haven’t gone nuts. Wear them to office too and no, you are not working in media. Someday you want to though.
Your dreams are changing and horizons have broadened…worlds have opened up and I think they will continue to…
If I had to say something to you, I’ll say live freely.
Dance. Write. Smile more, say what you want to. Faces and places keep changing
Enjoy the present – how you are now is
perfect great. Perfection is boring…and so limiting.
You have faith in yourself and your abilities already – do also enjoy what you have and how you are.
Whatever you want to do now, do that. You are fine. Things are great.
and they just keep getting better and better.
Found two new quotes recently. Hope you like them:
It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.
~ Henry James
Your current boundaries, were once unknown frontiers.