A letter to my 15-year-old self


Dear 15-year-old Me

Congratulations!

You performed so well in your exams! I am proud of you. I know the result did not make any difference. The board took away the excitement of the declaration of the result by postponing it again and again.

I know you are relieved that you have lived up to the expectations of everybody. Nobody can understand you and your thoughts better than me. I have lived it too.

What next? I know you are planning to take up the conventional path pre-decided for a scholar student. Not only because you are bound to do it but also because the character of a stupid movie inspired you. Oh yes! You you can’t deny that it was stupid.

Know that there would be people who would tease you for your nerdy nature. Know that you will be the burning candle of someone’s life. Know that you will fall in love with a hollow dream. Know that you are going to take some decisions just because they feel right in the moment.

Know that just like you keep getting injured without even doing anything, you are going to fall down in a similar way. It’s just that this time, it’s going to be really hard. Know that there would be people spreading rumours.

But don’t think that you’ve lost the fight. Because that would just be the beginning of the war.

You will fall victim to the blame game. The fight will neither be with those who will tease you nor with those who will spread rumours. It will not be with those who have expectations from you. It will not be with those who you think you love.

The battle will be with yourself. You will know what I mean when the time is right.

Remember that our journey is not only about the war, it’s also about rehabilitation and reconstruction. Remember that there will come a time when you would stop burning yourself for others and be the sunshine of your own life.

Your 24-year-old self


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In response to 10-day Letter Writing Challenge

26 thoughts on “A letter to my 15-year-old self

  1. How we would love to go back and encourage that insecure younger self! We can’t really, of course, but there are plenty of young people that are feeling that insecurity who would benefit from your story. Be on the lookout for opportunities to make a difference with them. 😉

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  2. Quite a bit of challenge as Apinder mentioned. When I was that age the only challenge that I had was which team would win the cricket match that day – Science team that I was part of or the commerce team.

    Good post with some excellent lines. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Oh! I thought you were going to talk about Ind-Pak or Ind-Aus cricket matches 😛
      It’s good to have that kind of problems in life 😀
      Which lines did you like?

      Like

  3. SAUMYAAA, this is lovelyyy man ❤
    it must have been a real treat to write it, I can imaginee, but ohmy what a beautiful read. Its like a whole another journey.
    Im sure a lot of your readers (like me!) must've experienced the same wonder while reading your work and relieving themselves of their past ❤

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