Okay, so this post has had its due air time in my Facebook page but I also wanted to have a copy of it in my own blog just because I’m vain that way. 😛
Seriously, when Robert Lee of the Amazing Life Daily asked me to guest post on his blog, I was very flattered. Like I’ve said over and over, I have very low expectations when it comes to my blog readership. I don’t even expect my best friends to read my long-drawn, oversharing posts, so to actually be asked by a legit blogger to write something for his blog, is a major compliment.
It was especially flattering because it’s Robert-not only does he get probably a gazillion more followers that I do, but he’s the sort of blogger who makes an effort to churn out quality posts in his blog. He not only thinks about content- but he pays attention to blogging technicalities that are way over my head. So needless to say, to have someone like him read my posts, let alone want one of my articles in his own platform was pretty exciting.
Anyway, forgive the vanity because I’m still super kilig.
The letter for me serves two purposes: Selfishly, it sort of gives me the affirmation that despite all the booboos I made, I actually, when I look back, really learned something.
As for other readers- I think you can never have enough letters written for twenty year olds.(Sidenote: I had previously asked my husband to write a letter to his twenty-year old self too. ) I’ve always believed that twenties is the new teens (even wrote a thesis about it when I took my masters).
People in this age are in a unique position: Compared to those in their teens, they have more financial and practical freedom. Compared to the ones in their thirties, they have more leeway to choose options because they have less responsibility. This, for me, leads to an even more potent time for exploration.
During our parents’ generation, you were expected to pretty much have your life together by the time you hit your twenties. They were all expected to have stable jobs and to have at least be thinking of marriage and planning a family.
Nowadays, you have all these kids who are pretty much free to do anything they legally want – but emotionally they’re not quite ready to adult.
I guess in a sense, I wanted to reach out to these people. I wanted to send out the message that although it’s totally fine to not know what you want to do with their life, it’s also time to step up and make a more focused effort to try to figure things out.
Anyway, for those who haven’t had time to read it, I hope you can take the time by clicking on the link below. 🙂
If this post sort of got you to ask more thought-provoking questions about your life, you should totally check out Robert Lee’s article on the Life of a Teddy Bear.