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In today’s blog, I’m so excited to be writing about something new, something I’ve seen a few of my fellow blogger friends have done. For today’s blog, I’m writing a letter to my younger self. I hope this isn’t going to create any confusion. If it does, please be in touch with me, so I can perhaps clarify. So, I’m writing as an adult, currently of twenty-eight years old, to my teenage self. Without further ado, let’s get on with the letter.
Dear (the younger) Xin,
I hope this letter finds you well. You are now a teenager, and you will soon be in grade 8. However, your grade 8 will start in a new school, a new city, and even a new country! Yes, you will be moving to Canada to start a new life there. As much as you are now probably very excited and looking forward to this move; but a word of advice, life will only get tougher from this point on. The good thing is: you are not completely alone, and you will have the accompany of some adults in your life. But, the bad thing is: they might not be as reliable or even as helpful as you’d hoped.
Life in a new country will not be easy for anyone, the adults around you will have their worries, and as for you, will also have yours, too. You will face language and cultural barriers, but luckily, you are a hard worker at school, so you will do just fine. Then, making friends and socializing might also be tricky, since you can be an introvert sometimes, or rather, you are just too self cautious/guarded in front of strangers. But don’t worry, with time, you will have friends, and you will even make some long lasting friendships.
After finishing high school, you will move on to university. And for the very first time in your life, you will be moving away from the adults around you and start an independent life on your own. However, this will also be a lot tougher than you’d planned. You will soon find it challenging to meet academic needs and to manage daily life as an independent young adult altogether. But because of your determination (and maybe a little bit of stubbornness), you are not willing to give up.
However, what you probably wouldn’t realize is this: the stress of being a student and managing life will soon start to give you some troubles, especially health wise. Eventually, you will become aware of your deteriorating eye sight, as well as your declining health and mental health state. But, it is also because of these challenges that you face, you will grow stronger, maybe even more wiser and determined. You will finally come to terms with your life challenges, to accept them as they are. And more importantly, you will learn the significance of seeking help from helpful and supportive people, and you will even create a team of guidance to help you along the way.
Finally, you are slowly but surely learning to love yourself, as the way you are. You won’t compare yourself with others anyone, because you know that that’s pointless, and you know that the only person you can and should be comparing to is your older self with your current self. You will also learn the importance of loving yourself and taking great care of yourself- physically as well as emotionally. Self care and self love is not selfish, it is absolutely necessary. And of course, you will always learn something new each day, as you grow. So don’t ever stop learning!
The one that will always cheer and support you, that is- your future self,
This concludes today’s blog on Letter To My Younger Self. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it. Finally, I have a question for all of you: What advice or things would you say to your younger self? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, I’m interested to hear from you!
By: The Invisible Vision Project