A letter to my ten-year old self

Hey kid,

You don’t know me yet, but you will, some years later. You and I, we are the same person, with a few changes.

I have so many things to tell you. I wish I could tell you all of this in person, but that will probably scare the crap out of you, and then Mummy will kill me. So, not a good idea, even if time travel is ever possible.

First of all, never stop reading. There are some AMAZING books in store for you. You are in for a hell of a ride. But, girlie, you need to work on your timing. Reading the Da Vinci Code, right before your exams, is a recipe for disaster. Also, reading serial killer mysteries when you are pregnant is a big no-no. But, that is a story for another day.

Secondly, I have been told that happiness is a matter of choice. That choice colours the rest of our life. Our mind steers us towards actions that end up making us happy. Guess what? We make that choice before the age of ten.

So, you crazy kid, thank you for choosing happiness. That has come in really handy. You will NOT believe some of the stuff that’s been happening!

Keep writing! That’s coming in handy too. You are halfway through your first book, but, you have the attention span of a fly! Please work on that.

Also, where on earth have you hidden the rejection letter from Uncle Pai of Tinkle? I want it! You better not have lost it or you will be cursing yourself 24 years later. Please keep it safe because it is really precious. Every time I doubt my writing skills, I want to read his encouraging words.

I have good news for you. One day, you will meet a guy who has more faith in your writing skills than you do. He really believes that you will be a published author someday. His faith will make you get off that lazy ass and write some more.

So, even if you misplace your creativity for a while, don’t cry. Your time will come. You will find your words again.
That’s the best thing about life. There are no limits to what you can do, bar those that you place on yourself.

Don’t fret about what is out of your control. Observe everything, and enjoy life. You might want to write about it, someday.

Lots of love,
Your 34 year old self.

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6
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2 Comments on “A letter to my ten-year old self

  1. Sound advice from a person who has traveled 34 years and gained 24 years experience in the journey compared to the 10 year old. And very glad that you moved in the right direction. All the best and God bless.

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