Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Letter To Me :)

I always wanted to write a letter to myself . You know the typical reflective letters , about everything life has taught you or everything you want to happen in your life . Well letter to my older self or younger self is the question . I'm not that mentally developed to write a letter to my older self  besides I don't know what life will hold for me even tomorrow so I think writing a letter to future me is a little pointless right now. So to the 6 year old me I write you this letter for you to know what to expect in the next 14 years .
( Disclaimer : Freakishly long post ahead :) )
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Dear 6 year old me ,
               Hello , sweetheart . I know you are the disillusioned happy child right now , with not a worry in the world . Don't lose that innocence . I know you won't . Be trusting always , even after you get hurt again and again, trust someone new with all your heart. Others will tell you otherwise , they will say don't be so open , don't be so vulnerable . Don't listen , do your own thing.
              Your years are going to be very happy , trust me . Do your homework. Sleep well and eat healthy . Take that occasional sport up , which you will give up after a few months , the distracted child that you are . Do it anyway , just for fun . Music is going to fill your life up very soon. All types of music , old and new . Let it . Music is going to be your buffer. Make a lot of friends and watch F.r.i.e.n.d.s with them . It doesn't seem like you will right now . You're a selfish brat aren't you , but you will . Some amazing people await you in the years to come . Respect friendship always , its the glue that holds life together , you are nothing without them .
              Learn to laugh at yourself , don't be stuck up . Take a joke , when you should and give it right back when it crosses a line . You're going to be hitting puberty ( Ask Mom what puberty is , go freak her :P ) , face it and accept the changes that take place, physically and otherwise. Your body will change and so will your temperament , the pain may get bad sometimes but its making you stronger. If boys make fun of you when you say you have your periods ask them to try and bleed for 5 days without cribbing .
              You hate change , don't you . From getting the same type of bicycle twice to buying the same clothes in 3 sizes you've done it all to avoid it . Its okay , someday you will learn to embrace change like an old friend and finally even enjoy it . We all hate change , what we actually want is for things to remain the same yet get better. They will get better , eventually . Believe in happy endings and fairies and Santa for as long as you can . Don't be practical  , be stupid sometimes . Don't be ignorant , be informed .
             Read a lot , you will I know. Reading takes you to places you never thought you could go to. Make that library dream come true. I know you are into Noddy right now , but really that is not the best book ever , I know you disagree ( strongly ). Control that temper , calm down a little bit . Curtail or control that hyperactive energy in you , it worries people . I know you want a sibling real bad, asking the doctors in various hospitals if you could take just one baby home is not a nice thing to do. Being the only child is not such a bad thing , develop bonds with your cousins. Be grateful for each and everyday. Love Mom and Dad they are all you've got . Don't be so unreasonable sometimes , understand that they are doing their best to give you the best of everything. Also know they hide most of the problems from you , so that you don't worry , be thankful for that. Enjoy school , you're going to miss it way to much once its over.
           Respect your teachers , they make you what you are . Ask your doubts , no question is ever stupid. Boys will come into your life one day without you even realizing , its just the hormones , relax. A lot of times it will feel like its love but it never is and when love finally does come , you'll just know . Love will hurt sometimes but don't give up always give it one more chance. Find the person who feels you are beautiful inside , cause exterior beauty fades . Its okay to cry in movies like Toy Story 3 . Don't carry baggage in the future. Be kind and helpful. Understand that the world is not all butterflies and ponies , people face a lot of challenges on a daily basis , empathize . Be compassionate and equally passionate . You'll know the difference one day. Dream , and I can't stress it enough NEVER STOP DREAMING . Don't ever assume , something will not happen for you.   It always does , if you want it badly enough. You have a gift , its only going to take some time for you to know that .
          You may feel you are not really enjoying what you are doing , or that life is a little directionless. Don't be scared. Keep at it ,  it will go well. Enjoy the arts . You are going to love drama and the stage and the grandness of it all , let it amaze you. Look at the world with those excited eyes and absorb it all . Note down the random midnight thoughts , they are the best ideas you have. Give everything your best shot always your best and nothing less. Give the relationships and people more importance in your life, give up the pride and ego. The pride will kill your talent and ego will kill the relationship. Its okay to be sad , its okay to feel bad and its okay to cry sometimes , you don't have to pretend to be strong all the time and when you find the guy you can cry in front of , don't let him go.
         Don't wear heels , you'll end up with shoes bites , always. You are tall enough anyway. Dress to be comfortable and not to impress. Be the person who's always distinct in a crowd , not the crowd pleaser. Be genuine. Don't be cruel to animals. Don't be someone who can't stand up for herself , fight your own battles. You will be tempted to experiment and tempted to give in , but you are strong and responsible. Don't do anything you didn't actually want to do. People will try and put restrictions or say things like " Because you are a girl " , ignore that . If something is bad , its equally bad for everybody and not you alone . People will leave , sometimes willingly , and sometimes without wanting to . Its a loss anyway. Mourn it but eventually let it go , not them , the loss . You know you cringe at the word death , even I do sometimes . Let's not talk about it . ( typical. ) . Be open to any kind of knowledge and be ready to adapt. Also people will argue with what you feel , don't get defensive have an open mind. Lastly have a big heart and never let love leave it .

                          Love, 
Me :)



16 comments:

  1. Only if I could turn back time, or at least send this letter back to what I was six years old. But would I understand ? Perhaps not.

    Nice post.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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    1. Thankyou :) . We all have a 6 year old inside us , its never to late to send the letter. It will be understood :)

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  2. I really liked the concept :)
    Haha I think 6 year old you would get bored midway and wouldn`t understand much :P
    Great blog :)

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    1. Thankyou :) glad you liked it :) I was a very smart 6 year old , no worries ;)

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  3. Quite liked this! A lot :-)

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  4. Writing to the 6 yr in you....novel idea. Also the letter is good.

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  5. :-) Very sweet and thoughtful.I am thankful to you for writing such a post.;-) Made me remember my own childhood.

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    1. thank YOU , for reading it :) Welcome to my blog Rahul . Filmy name you have there ;) :P

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  6. Good work. The post makes one quite nostalgic. :)

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    1. Thank you vinay . welcome to my blog :D

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  7. I totally LOVED IT. I don't know why I felt nostalgic reading this, maybe it's because I know I want to go back and listen to all this. I wish someone would tell me all this then. And now I wish I could practice this. I really do.

    A very thought provoking post. Amazing read! :)

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    1. Thank you Confused Soul :) You can always start now its never too late to start talking to yourself :D

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  8. Hahhahahhaha, that is so much wisdom in one single letter, specially for a 6 year old....
    You've come a long way...and i too hate heels :P
    Also, Boys, remember the time we obsessed about them so much...it makes me feel funny now.

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  9. Very nice post :)

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