Thursday, December 13, 2012

Letter to 16 year old me

16 year old me

Sup!!! you little nerd.

Yes, it's me and yes I called you nerd because at present no 16 year old sits home all day & watch Captain Planet!!
Right now, you are too young to understand what I really want to tell you and probably too old to make you do stuff I want to make you do so, I am just gonna go ahead and tell you some straight facts.

Drop that cheese cube right now!! Do not listen to anyone asking you to put on weight. Your future husband likes you skinny!
There is no perfection like being yourself. You'll go way above every person you want to trade your life with.

Marriage is not melodrama, quit watching soap operas. Now! I am not gonna burst the bubble, but you are going to acquire things you wouldn't expect in your wildest dreams.

There is NO place like home. Na uh...

No, India is not where you'll stay forever. You can cry now.

Cherish every moment you have with mom and dad. You have very less time on your hand

Treasure & love every girlfriend you have right now. They are the only one sticking to you until eternity, no matter how many friends you make on your way.

You get disciplined with age - myth.

Your body grows with age - myth. You are gonna stay the same size. Make your peace with it.

You would actually "love" working!

You'll see places.

Read, read, read and read a lot.

On a lighter note,
You'll love Phoebe more than Rachel, once you watch all the seasons!

That huge movie, your classmates talking about - do not regret on missing it. The lord of the rings is over rated.

On a wiser note, life right now seems so limited to you, but its not. You have a lot to see, a lot to experience & a lot to learn however, there is one thing I want you to know. Sometimes, even after winning everything you craved in life, you are never contended just because the journey wasn't right enough. Does the end justify the means? Yes and no. You'll find the answers!

Righteousness and humbleness - Never ever leave this two guys
The only reason why the best person on earth seems annoying to you right now, while a mediocre manages to capture a place in your heart - Humbleness. Be modest to everyone you meet on your way. There would be nothing that would make you feel better than that.
Globally, the world is going to evolve a lot faster than you could ever imagine. I know how happy you feel right now with the first email account you made yourself, but that's NOTHING!
You are going to shop, lying lazily on the couch wearing your sweats!

Relief, isn't it?

Leave the worries & live every moment like there is no tomorrow. Make mistakes, but learn from it. Dream big. Life is beautiful and it will shape you in to a respectful adult.

Unfortunately, this informative letter is not changing anything that is gonna come ahead, but there is nothing precious than receiving a cool letter from a much better you! eh!

A little older, but wiser,


  1. I so much loved thus concept of writing to the immature you, so much so that I am planing to write one for myself (but won't, that's another thing). But I loved it <3. Its gonna be one of my fav :)

  2. You know every year during my teens in summer holidays i used to keep checking how big i have grown. And every time i felt i was a bit more mature in my responses from last time. The fact is life evolves so beautifully in front of us that you realise it a lot later that somethings that you thought then were so imp and so close weren't meant to be that way. I guess eery person evolves every second of the day and nobody stays the same all their life. The only person who suffers is the one who sticks to all hurts and mistakes of the past in the mind, while in reality everything has changed.

    Lovely post :)

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  6. Hey,
    thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.. :)
    Of course we can follow each other ;)
    Following u now and hope you will do the same ;)

  7. I loved every single thing in this post and truth be told I found myself nodding violently :)
    Following you!

    1. Lol. I told you there ARE similarities Anisha.

  8. Nice letter of advice and I like the final part when you said, "Leave the worries & live every moment like there is no tomorrow."
    And btw, the comments from anonymous are spam, they leave the same comments in all blogs, quite annoying.

    1. I thought so, about the comments.
      ANyway, thank you Zunnur for the read and leaving the feedback.

  9. Loved being here! Those were some good insights ;-) Oh yes, i do love Phoebie more than Rachel :D
    I wrote a similar letter, to my 10 year old self, sometime back. Following you, lady!

    1. Hahaha.. Great!
      Welcome to my blog. THank you for kind words Akansha.

  10. I can't even trace my back years. They are lost in the labyrinth of crowded years.
    Thanks for this whirlgig of time!

    1. Well, some memories never fade even though they are trapped in those crowded years.
      THank you Minko for reading the post.

  11. Hi Dhara
    Nice blog..looks like u r a very brave girl..
    liked your lines and blog as well..
    thanks.. :)

  12. Good advice for the younger you. Do you wonder what middle aged you... or old lady you might write the current you? :-)

    1. Now, THAT is a great mind exercise. I thought for a while and couldn't predict anything!!!

  13. Haha.. It was so much fun reading this post..

    loved the concept and the way you captured it.. Amazing!

    Happy Life.. Little older and wiser Dhara! :P

  14. Wow, I loved this one. Could totally relate. This really makes me write one. Will give you the idea credit on my blog if I do write a letter to my 16 year old self.

    1. Would surely read your's.

    2. not as nice as yours. wish i was as witty... :)

  15. Lovely gal. Way to go.


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