Dear younger self,
Not crying on the first day of pre school is a crime which you’re going to commit soon.
Not punching the sh*t out of that bully will be your second crime.
School is not sending you home for a stomach ache. Don’t try to fool a forty year old with your three year old brain.
You’ll be losing the race in school annual sports for looking back at your friend who fell mid way. It’s going to get you a free supply of chocolates for the month from mumma though!
You’re going to set your second crime right by looking that bully in the eye and watching him run away.
The shadow you’re scared of; that one on the glass window: it’s not a ghost. It’s a cute little pigeon. Stop screaming and scaring the life out of mom and Didi.
Baba knows you took a sip from his glass of soft drink while carrying it from the kitchen.
You’re going to screw your first recitation up and get scarred with stage fright for life. That’ll not stand in the way of becoming a good performer though! I’d better keep that a secret..
Leaving home town will never make you this happy again.
Your crazy introverted self is going to have to give two admission tests at St.Michael’s School because of nervousness……
…which brings me to the next point, you’ll have to interact with a whole lot of people soon. An extroverted version will be necessary; Be it not a part of your soul but it’s going to be a huge part of your life. And you’ll be loving it!
Don’t try so hard to become a class monitor, you’re going to hate your job for the next four years.
You need not take pride in being the tallest kid in the class. YOU ARE THOUGH!
Don’t think twice before putting red handprints on the school boundary to scare kids with famous back stories. That’s something very intelligent on your part. You’ll be having a lot of stories to tell in future buddy!
You’re going to serve detention after school for climbing that broken tree. Also, you’re stupid enough to not realize it’s dangerous.
Don’t try to be a prefect for God’s sake! Your fifth standard self doesn’t even know what that means. I love your ‘Captain of House’ badge though..
Environmental study is better than Physics, Chemistry and Biology , I swear!
Dragon Ball z is not going to be on air next year.
Harry Potter is real! They don’t know. It’s fine.
Not everyone watches FRIENDS and it’s okay. You don’t need to stop watching it. You’re going to love the next episode.
HIMYM is going to be a bit difficult to understand. Let Didi watch it alone for the time being.
Don’t wait for grandpa…he’s leaving you forever on the way to your place..
Don’t crush over that guy; He’s going to fail the seventh standard thrice.
Feeling sad is bad. And making random lines on paper will not help it.
Falling in love isn’t that easy. You are to learn.
Go ahead and give that audition for acting in the school play. You don’t know how much difference it’s going to make! Trust me!
Depression cannot be fought alone. Talk to someone. I beg..
Cutting yourself is going to hurt much more than you’ve imagined. Those marks are not going to disappear. It’s going to lead to a series of questions and unanswered judgements for life.
Swallowing medicines is not a solution. What you’re doing will affect your health. Listen to instructions. Those medicines are not going to matter in near future. You CAN live perfectly well without them.
You’ll have to give up on modeling forever because of the deeper than deep cuts that you’ll be making.
Your future self is going to laugh at you for that idiocy there.
That teacher you’re scared of, she’s going to become your lifeline. Wait for it!
Don’t give up on yourself. You’re going to meet one most unexpectedly beautiful person who’s going to help you fix it soon.
Don’t get drunk. You’ll be doing the stupidest stuff as a result. A part of it is going to be super cute and thoughtful though!
Don’t stop trying to write short poems; you’ll be getting the greatest gift of all through practice!
You’ll be learning a whole new way of life kid…. Hang in there!
Don’t be scared of Principal sir’s office, it’s going to be your home for the next two years. From history of soaps to purpose of existence, you’ll be learning life there!
In the end, mumma, Baba, Didi and everyone else who matters is going to be so so Proud of the person you’re going to become.
You’re going to be safe; You’re going to be loved like never before; You’re going to find love; You’re going to be the light!
And I am proud of you. And here’s something you haven’t learnt yet…I love you!