A letter to my 30 year old self

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It's 11:13 pm as of now and I still have lots of energy here so I thought of sharing something different on the blog. My mind was preoccupied by a lot of things lately- my future, my career, my family, all those what ifs and buts- and if I have a pen and a paper now, a pad wouldn't be enough to contain all my thoughts and musings at the moment. These random thoughts of mine lead me to think of composing a letter to my self  containing the goals and things that I'm looking forward to achieve in the future. So tadaaa, here's a letter to my 30 year old self. It's a decade from now! :)
Dear 30 year old self,

Wow, you're in your thirties now! How does it feel like being 30? You probably feel so grown up right now! Haha. For sure you're managing a clinic of your own and brought back a lot of smiles to your patients. If you're not just an orthodontist, you've perhaps achieved your dream of becoming a maxillofacial surgeon by now. I hope you get to experience being a professor too from the college you graduated in because I know that teaching is one of your childhood dream, right? I hope you find fulfillment in your practice and still feel motivated every single day that you work. Maybe, during weekends, when you're off from being a dentist, you manage to attend and host events and still run your blog like what you've always wanted to do. It has probably evolved from style blogging to life, style and mommy blogging. Could you imagine that? Haha! I'll be really proud if you still manage to do all of it in spite of your busy schedule.

You've probably went to Europe with your family already, or party with friends in Bali, or even spent your first winter Christmas in Japan. Have you? You deserve all of those travels because I know that you worked so hard to pay for all of it. How about your mom? Have you bought a brand new car for her? I hope so because she deserves it more than you do, I guess. Haha! I hope your brothers are also doing better in their professions as a seafarer and architect. I know you and your mom worked hard together to send the two of them in college.

If you got really lucky, you probably have your special someone right beside you. Oh well, I'm sure you've been through a heartbreak over a guy whom you went gaga to, you might have been pained deeply but never turned into a bitter one and been through a lot in love but never decided to give up. What's important is whom you're with at the moment and the one who chose and fought a lot of circumstances just to be with you. I hope you're happily married now and fulfilling all the relationship goals you've made up in your head when you were in your twenties. I know you had lots! :) Perhaps you've started to build a small business together and is planning of settling down in your own house. If you've got even luckier, you probably have one kid by now and would still have 2 or 3 more in the near future. Just don't exceed those numbers, okay! I hope you get to manage the household well and knows how to cook already. Don't just serve your kids with fried eggs and hotdogs. Learn to experiment. Haha! I hope you get to raise your kids the way mom raised you.

I'm sure you're happy and somewhat fulfilled with whatever you have in life right now. I know, you still want to achieve a lot of things other than those mentioned, travel to a lot of different places you wished to go, and influence a lot of people through your story but I hope that in some way, you're happy after reading this letter I  gave you with the hopes that everything I have written is right. I'm sorry if I've been weak and fragile at times. Sorry if I'm frightened most of the time and dwell on all the what ifs and buts. But thank you. Thank you for never giving up and still pushing yourself even if life could be really hard at times. Thank you for taking a step forward and learning to take risks and grab chances. Thank you for welcoming change. I know all these struggles brought you up and honed you to be the best version of yourself. You deserve all of these things. Head up high, Shaira! There's still a long way to go! :)

Love,
Your 20 year old self
Special thanks to Rosegal for sending me over this cute and comfy off shoulder top. It actually comes with a choker but I decided not to wear it because it will not match the casual outfit that I put on a lazy day of errands. Thanks to my college friend, Von, for my handy bag. I'm actually overusing it already. Haha :)
Top from Rosegal, Pants from Aeropostale, Sandals from Something Borrowed, Bag from SM Accessories

xoxo,


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40 comments:

  1. Your letter was so sweet and inspiring.
    I love your off-the-shoulder top. It's
    so cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Wow, I think you had amazing life already, and I just knew that you're an orthodontist! And yeah, you deserve all those things because you're awesome :)

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  3. Lovely outfit!!

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  4. Such a great speech !
    I love your striped off shoulder top by the wat !
    xx,
    Margot
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  5. Such a great letter!
    I should do this with myself as well :)
    Xx

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  6. Such a great thing to do! :) Love it!
    Also your top is adorable x

    Florals&Smiles

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  7. Inspiring letter <3
    Nice post, and you look great.
    xoxo
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  8. Wow, Shaira, your letter to your 30 year old-self is so moving, emotional and beautiful, I hope that everything will come true and you'll achieve all of your goals, dear :)

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  9. Love the light in these pictures and your letter to yourself! So proud of you for having such big dreams! Thinking about it, my 20s are winding down and I haven't accomplished much of anything at all compared to the things on your list! :P

    xx freshfizzle

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  10. such a cute idea! I should really write one to my 40 year old self!

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  11. Love the outfit. I hope your letter to your 30year old self will all come true .

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  12. What a great letter and an interesting blog post, thanks for sharing!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  13. Wow, I'd love to talk to your 30-year old self =) Must be a cool lady!
    Love your top - and I need that bag in my life!

    - Che

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  14. Cool!!

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  15. Really liked the post, and the pictures look great!!
    xx
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  16. Such a cute and refreshing post. I like your stripe top, so chic.

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  17. The 30's are a wonderful time. Enjoy the wisdom that flows in. Love this OTS top and this chic look!

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  18. Wow, such a wonderful idea! Take care of this letter that you can read it in 10 years!
    xx Rena
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  19. That is a wonderful letter! I did the same when I was 14, I think I read the idea in a magazine. I've read my letter to my 24yo self and it makes me somewhat bittersweet because I was very naive back then and I had a lot of expectations to myself.

    Anyway, I really love the look! You are rocking the off-shoulder top!

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  20. Love the look! Maybe because I am just so obsessed with off the shoulder tops:))Nice look :)

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  21. This is such a lovely post, I enjoyed it so much!I wish I did that when I was in my 20s. Also, the Rosegal looks adorable on you, so pretty!

    Yiota
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  22. This is so cute, I really love this letter. I also hope to travel a lot, Japan sounds lovely ;)
    Nati xx
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  23. You look great!

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  24. Wow... love your off the shoulder top and you look beautiful..! xoxo, Neha

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  25. How sweet you've written a letter to yourself - please don't ever forget about it or lose it, because I can imagine your 30 year-old self will be so happy to read it :)

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  26. Great post

    Love the post and thoughtful content!!
    Hope you had an amazing weekend :)
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  27. Amazing post.
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  28. Very inspiring post!!

    Love your off the shoulder top!

    Have a great weekend!

    Andrea.

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  29. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  30. This was a great idea, I hope you manage to get everything done :)

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  31. Very nice outfit!

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  32. I loved your outfit. You look so wonderful. Also your post is so great. What a wonderful subject to write about.

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    -Kierra

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  33. This post reminds me of one f my blog post which is a letter to my 16-year old self. I wanna write a letter like this too... Since I'm close to my 30s, maybe I can write to my 40-year old self. I'm really looking forward to the day that you're 30 and you get to read this. :)

    xoxo,
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  35. Beautiful photos! I didn't know that you wanted to be a Maxilofacial surgeon, that's so cool! I saw one a few months ago as it turns out that I have an asymmetrical jaw due to hypoplasia of my left mandible.. I think haha :)
    Also, to answer your question, I've done a few piano covers but I need to do more :) xx

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  36. Beautiful post. Your outfit is very elegant. I love your top. Kisses :)

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