Letter to My Younger Self
Dear Younger Tanu,
You are truly blessed to be the one who is different in her views, opinions, values, and principles. Be proud of them. They define the very person you are. Own yourself and never ever try to change any of these aspects to fit into a mold. Do not blend into the colors, that the world around you, is painted in. You are made to stand out. Learn to say no when you think you should. Do not give in. Stand by what you think is right. Value the life you have. The very fact that you can breathe at this moment itself, must fill you with gratitude. Don’t take any part of it for granted. Invest in your growth- not just your physical health, but spiritual and intellectual as well. None of these fat pay cheques that you feel seemingly happy about, will stay with you forever. Moreover, stop being a snob, a spendthrift. You have earned it easy. But don’t spend it so extravagantly. This world of extravagance and luxury is fake. And you know that. So accept it. This is really not what your heart is yearning for. Quit the job, if it feels like a job, where you are just busy in the business of looking occupied for no substantial outcome or satisfaction of achieving something. Quit it, before it wears you out. Anything that’s not helping you grow in any way and is taking you away from the essentials of living a great life needs to be identified and acknowledged. You need to start moving away from all that is detrimental to your growth. What is the fear?
Join a Yoga Class – Yoga does wonders to all dimensions of human life. Do you want to really deprive yourself of being ecstatic without any reason ?
Listen to Music – Music is your life line. Don’t cut it off.
Sing– Music transports you to another world. You have a great voice. So sing. How can you give it all away ?
Learn a dance form – You love dancing even without music. You can dance anytime, just about anywhere. Then what stops you from letting yourself loose.
Learn to play an instrument – There is no other joy as beautiful as learning to sway along with the tunes of a musical instrument. So give it a chance.
Read Books – Tell me, you are not jealous of all those geeks who read. Tell me, you don’t feel inferior to them because they are just so different. You cant become them. But you can read and benefit out of it. So why not start.
Write and express yourself – If anyone had asked you what would you like to become when you grow up, when you were 10, you would have said – A story teller. That’s what you are. You love weaving words and sharing it with the world. Then why are you walking backwards, when you are not going that way ?
Learn the science of Photography – You are a sucker of beauty. It gives you a high. What could be a better way of reliving through your memories in photographs that you have made yourself.
Travel – It will open up your senses in a way, you have never imagined. That’s the only thing that keeps you sane, amidst a chaotic life otherwise.
Run – All those aches in different parts of your body would slowly disappear when you will feel the high that running would give you.
Give back – Visit an old age home or an orphanage. Spend time with them. You would learn to appreciate the basics that you tend to take for granted.
Just when you start indulging yourself into the things that you would love to be identified with, you would fall head over heels for your newfound self. You would treasure it forever. You would nurture it and protect it.
And to top it all, if only you can do one more thing, you would find peace and calmness within yourself and your life will completely change for the good. It’s an open secret – be mindful in all walks of life, esp about your consumption. Be kind and compassionate to everyone who you share this world or the planet with. It’s theirs as much as its yours. In no way, you must harm or hurt anyone directly or indirectly. Its not about following a particular religion which preaches non violence, but just about being human – who takes care of the lesser/non intellectual creatures on earth through her intellect and not vice versa.
Lastly I would say, that life is uncertain and it never goes according to what we plan. So go with the flow. Don’t resist, but embrace the change. Keep an open mind to learn whatever comes your way. Be a seeker of knowledge and leave your ego behind. Do not ever criticize what you do not know. Never judge any situation or any person. You don’t know what’s their past. Take risks for what you believe in. Do not succumb to the pressure of losing something. Be bold and brave to speak your mind and the truth. Be vulnerable. Be beautiful inside out. Be yourself. Love yourself.
Thank you for stopping by and reading through this post. It would be really wonderful if you share a word about what you feel about the above post. Would love to hear back from you.
If you have any further queries, regarding any of the aspects discussed above, please feel free to drop a comment here, or DM me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To know how I am doing some super simple
To know more about what has inspired me to adapt to minimalistic way of living, click here.
If you like what, and how I write, and you wish to have more such stories delivered fresh, directly to your inbox, please do subscribe. It’s absolutely free 🙂
Subscribe to My Blog
If you are curious, you may want to read more about Footinstincts & The Footinstincts Family.
Let’s work together
Hello! I am Tanushree – A Digital Nomad Mom, Traveler, Travel & Lifestyle Blogger, Instagrammer, Freelance Writer, Photographer, Vegan Food Lover & A Minimalist. I believe in the eternal power of words & pictures, and love expressing myself, by weaving stories & narratives, inspired by real-life experiences. Let’s collaborate and support each other for the causes we truly stand for and wish to contribute to. Let’s explore. More about Me.
To view, published work and mentions, click here.
Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was
extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything.
Do you have any helpful hints for beginner blog writers?
I’d really appreciate it.
I always spent my half an hour to read this weblog’s posts everyday along with a cup of coffee.
At the beginning, I was still puzzled. Since I read your article, I have been very impressed. It has provided a lot of innovative ideas for my thesis related to gate.io. Thank u. But I still have some doubts, can you help me? Thanks.
Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything. Nevertheless think about if you added some great visuals or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this blog could undeniably be one of the best in its field. Very good blog!
Hi there, I found your website via Google at the same time as searching for a similar topic, your website got here up, it appears to be like good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
I have read your article carefully and I agree with you very much. This has provided a great help for my thesis writing, and I will seriously improve it. However, I don’t know much about a certain place. Can you help me?
Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve really loved surfing around your weblog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!
I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.
With every little thing which appears to be building throughout this area, your opinions are actually somewhat stimulating. However, I am sorry, because I can not subscribe to your entire plan, all be it exciting none the less. It seems to me that your remarks are generally not entirely justified and in actuality you are your self not even totally certain of your point. In any case I did take pleasure in reading it.
Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is excellent blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.
You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I抣l try to get the hang of it!
Thanks for your publication on this site. From my own personal experience, occasionally softening up a photograph could provide the photo shooter with an amount of an artsy flare. Sometimes however, the soft blur isn’t what exactly you had in your mind and can in many cases spoil a normally good image, especially if you thinking about enlarging them.
I think this is one of the most significant information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The web site style is great, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers
Resonates so well🙌
Thanks dear for stopping by 😊😊
Love it! Especially the last part of the blog post. Keep posting!!!
Glad to know that. Thank you 🥰
“Letter to my younger self” rings so true!! You are all that you wanted to be. I wish you more luck on your path to awareness and achievement that is neither materialistic nor selfish. It’s mindful and fulfilling!
Thanks so much dear for reading it. 😍😍