The last few years have shown me that life is unpredictable and uncertain. Life completely changed for me and my husband after we came back from the US. I lost my parents in the last few years and my mother-in-law too. The void created by them can never be fulfilled and it has really made me wonder about uncertainties about life. It was a hard-hitting reality that made me a different person today. Here are few things which I want to tell my younger self through this open letter-
Parents are irreplaceable. Spend more time with your parents as they will not be with you forever.
- Be more outgoing and confident. It is important to go out and try things to be something in life.
- Don’t think it’s going to be easy. Life is not as easy as you think and imagine it to be. Be ready to face the hardships of life too.
- Marriage can wait but it is important to stand on your feet first.
- Don’t just follow others blindly and without thinking.
- Be strong in your decisions. Overthinking can lead to indecisiveness which won’t help in the long run.
- Keep a goal in front of you. Try to achieve that goal by working hard.
- Dream big. Believe in yourself and your capabilities.
- Love yourself and don’t be a slave to your self-image. There is nobody in this world who should make you feel bad about yourself or your body.
- Make a lot of good friends and invest in good friendships. You have to be a friend.
Things that are different in me today-
- I am much more confident than I was a few years back.
- I am a risk taker now. I never used to take risks or try anything new.
- I am more adventurous now. I like going out and trying new things.
- I am slowly learning not to overthink. It is a habit that is not easy to leave but I am trying.
- I live each day with gratitude and appreciation. It is important to be thankful for what we have.
Do you think you changed from your younger self? What made you a changed person today? This open letter helped me to share things about myself.
‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’
Also, this post is for Day 15 of UBC and Daily Chatter