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30 years of living on this planet. I did not know I’d come this far. Well, it was not an easy journey. I cannot believe I am writing this speech while the love of my life is in the kitchen, preparing my favorite Belgian chocolate milkshake. 7 years ago I did not know that he would be the father of our beautiful daughter. It all seems like an ethereal dream.
Let’s go down memory lane. When I was a baby in my mother’s arms, I had no idea about the world. My world back then was to see my mother smile and play with me. My world back then was so simple. No hassles and the only teething trouble I had was when I was growing a tooth!
When I was 10, I had it all sorted. I knew I had to become an astronaut at NASA. I dreamt of having a cosy house near the beach and loving my life. Oh 10-year-old me, do I have news for you? Today I am not even close to Science, let alone thinking about joining NASA. Today I am a journalist. That took a turn, didn’t it? I want to tell her this – do not let go of your innocence. Do not believe people who tell you that you are too much. You are still young. You will change your mind, nothing is set in stone. You will be okay.
When my 20s began, I was pursuing engineering. I thought to myself “I’ll become a coder and help in research at NASA.” Wow, okay. My obsession with NASA went on for a long time. Shocking. 20-year-old me was very confused. While I dreamt about joining NASA, I was still puzzled. “Why am I always this confused?” I would think to myself. I was performing well, I was the President of our college community, I was popular and yet I wasn’t happy. I do not know why. I remember when Taylor Swift sang “We’re happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time. It’s miserable and magical.” I could relate. I was very lonely in my 20s. People were grabbing the world by the lapels and I was lost. I felt aimless. Everyone around me saw me as the perfect girl who had it all sorted. But I did not, in fact, have it sorted. I was battling depression, which made sense of my inner turmoil. Now that I am 30, I want to tell my 20-year-old self – Prioritize yourself. Put yourself first. People will come and go, but you will be the only one left with you so take care of yourself. You will come out of your depressive episodes and life will go on. You will be okay.
“You did it. You figured it out. You came out of it perfectly fine, like a warrior.”
I am very happy with life now. As a 30-year-old woman, I realized true happiness lies in being in the present.
I want to tell all my past selves that true poetry is when the light falls through the window and onto the sofa, that life must not be lived pondering upon the future or what we left behind in the past. Life must be lived where you are, in the present. So breathe. Let go of the burden that you’ve been carrying around with you.
Buy yourself that bouquet, play with those 5-year-olds you see on your way back from the office, and pet the furry pals. Above all, write. Write, write and write. Your life revolves around writing. Don’t stop writing even if you think you are not creative enough. Don’t stop writing even when you tell yourself that your ideas are not new, that you have borrowed them. One day you’ll give birth to your creation. Just don’t stop you will figure it out.
And remember, at 30, your future self is saying this – It will be okay.
You will be okay.
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