Dear 30 year old Herminia,
How are you?
I hope you’re happy. Doing what you love, loving what you do.
Are you well? Healthy?
I like to think you’re still dancing. Maybe not to the extent you used to. But maybe you’re even better.
What book are you reading? You’re reading something, aren’t you? You won’t abandon your first love or neglect reading, right?
I wonder how you feel about dating and relationships. I’m sure 10 years will change your perspective, especially if you’re with someone you love. If you aren’t with someone you love, remember you deserve better. Don’t settle. Don’t ever settle. If you aren’t with someone, in which case I’m not surprised, again don’t settle for just anyone.
How’s the blog, huh? 20 year old you hardly went a day without blogging.
I want to believe with every fibre of my being that writing is still a big part of your life. At least it has some role. Perhaps you’re writing more, maybe getting paid to.
That’s the dream. A recurring one for years.
If you’re stressed or sad, breathe. You’re going to be okay. Whatever you happen to be going through, it will pass. And come on, you’re Herminia Chow.
Also, have you gotten better at dealing with ink stains? Or do pens still get the best of you?
Is there any chance you wish you could go back to being 20 years old when things were simple? I so badly wish you love life with all your heart. That you’re happy where you are.
Here’s to living with no regrets. Don’t panic. Do you. You’re not anyone else.
Keep going. Your hard work will pay off. A lot of your work has probably already paid off.
I don’t know what else to say except good luck. Remember why you started when you want to give up. The only person holding you back is yourself. Go after your goals. Say yes. Roll the dice. You may be surprised, Herminia.
A not nearly as wise 20 year old