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A Letter to Myself

A letter to my future self.

Dear Prapti,

You’re probably quite grown up and much more mature than I am right now. You’ve seen a lot of the world, right? I bet you didn’t like half of what you saw. Don’t worry, that’s just how life works. Remember when you were in high school and had your head full of awesome ideas and fantastic dreams? Have you given up on them already? Don’t ever stop dreaming. I know you sometimes feel like banging your head against the wall and screaming your lungs out in frustration…but it’ll pass. You faced a lot of crap to be where you are today. True, it’s easy saying all this rather than actually doing it, but as a 16-year-old you, I can tell you this- you never planned on giving up on yourself.

You had only one dream when you were little- that people would remember your name long after you die. Was that all just a bout of childish nonsense? The going gets tough when the waters are rough, but that doesn’t mean you have to abandon your ship! I know you can brave through this upheaval in your life. After all, the sky does have to get a little clouded before it can clear up again. You’re you- unique and irreplaceable. So dump those people who want to change you. You stand out from the crowds, and you know it.

The reason I am writing to you is that I don’t want you to forget the old you- the real you. Time does change people a lot, nobody knows that better than you. So these words are to remind you that there was once a happy little girl inside you that was untainted by sorrows and pessimism…bring her back. She is still lurking inside you somewhere- but you have stopped trying to reach her. If there’s anything at all that I have learnt till now, it is that when you want it the most, there’s no easy way out. Perseverance will get you where you want to be.

P.S: I hope you’re still close with your family. Even though they get on your nerves sometimes, they do love you. Yeah, it sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. And even though they might commit blunders, they’re the most beautiful and caring people you’re ever going to meet. So do try going a bit easy on them and appreciate their efforts.

That’s all the wisdom I can share with you today. I hope this letter finds you in your time of need and brings back your strength and resolve. Remember, you rock!

From a time long gone by…

Your younger self,


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Seventeen year old blogger, writer and interviewer. Also a voracious reader. My interests include classic books, archaeology, world history and politics. Staunch advocate for wildlife conservation and animal adoption. Debut novel to be out soon!

2 thoughts on “A Letter to Myself

  1. Great. I want to write one to myself too but it feels so idiotic. But the way you have done it is so great, I will reconsider. Thank you. 🙂


  2. If I were your little self, my reaction would have been
    You are unique, gifted to know the way world goes from the moment you got the senses and really like to worship life and give your best without expending any moment. By now, you have learnt that nothing is impossible and whatever may be the obstacles can never be unsure on table. Time would recognise your untiring hard work on your originality and you will be blessed.So keep on going and prove to be example for the others around now and posterity.


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