A Letter to My Older Self

September 4, 2012  |  My Life

Dear Older Me,

It’s funny how life has changed you into another person, into a better person. In my opinion, I see you as wiser, more stable version of me with less anger management issues and definitely a person who waits to react. I remember the good ol’ days when you would immediately get angry or happy/excited about something and do something you would either later regret or be proud of, of course there is nothing wrong with being proud of something.

Older me, nothing seems to phase you now. You take things with a grain of salt, you laugh off criticism and you definitely don’t let it bother you. Yes you may resent people, or things that were done but then you let bygones be bygones. I like this in you.

It means you have grown up, matured, or maybe you’re on some good stuff that makes you all mellow all the time. I blame that on watching endless hours of “Weeds”.

One thing I do miss seing however is the carefree person whom you used to be, you are more of a quiet person lately, keeping your thoughts and ideas to yourself and sharing them with a handful of people but that’s good. It gives you a higher chance of not having to deal with back-stabbers and idiots. But you were really fun back then, I mean you could laugh your head off at things that I just don’t see you doing anymore.

Graduating, working, having responsibilities does that to a person I guess, but oh well, you’ve done quite good for yourself and I’m proud of that. I am proud of who you have become, of what you have learned, and how you have applied it to life. Life is only as good as you make it out to be, life isn’t the bad thing out there. In fact, our decisions, actions, and everything else we do are what shapes up life and makes it a good or bad thing. So live life to the fullest, laugh and cry, be grateful for everything and thank God everyday you get to wake up and see a sunrise, because you do matter in this world.

Sincerely,
Younger Me

 

P.S. Remember that saving a bit of cash goes a long way into grabbing that latest new gadget, which I know you’re dying to get your hands on.

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6 Comments


  1. That’s really nice, sometimes I writes letters to myself actually I made a time capsule before 5 years and I put inside it some stuffs like a litter, SD card, some photos and 10KD

    actually the 10KD is for the card reader which may I need it for the SD card ;p

    • That’s a great idea really! And nice 10KD hehehe ;P When you go broke you could always use it and put it back later on hehe :P

      And who said there will be a card reader in the upcoming years?

  2. I start my morning reading this lovely post, love it and maks me think how realy I change 2!
    Wish u great life full of happiness.

  3. This was touching to read. You know, sometimes the idea of the future and envisioning the way in which our lives will morph us into completely foreign versions of ourselves can be both a frightening and inspiring thought.

    I’m one of those people who is obsessed with the notion of time and I don’t find anything more deeply moving than noticing and documenting the way that time marches on.

    Its beautiful to see that you’ve got such a great image in your head of how calm, collected, and well-rounded your future self will undoubtedly grow into.

    I personally hope to age into a slightly less cool version of Meryl Streep.

    • Thanks Owl for your kind words really and well it’s not a letter to my future future self it is to my current self the self I have discovered to have changed quite a bit since I was a young inkling. I am glad to see the change I have endured to become the person who I am today. I have been keeping this blog since 2004 and from time to time I go through my archives and read my old memories and thoughts and that helped me see the changes I went through.

      But thanks a lot for those kind words.