You know what? I often feel insecure about how I look, what I have, and what I have done in my life. I feel like I haven’t done many important and impactful activities, talks, or anything. This life I am living is only for me, I often thought, and there are not so many people affected by how I have lived so far.
Then I found this question, ‘What would your younger self be proud of you for today?’ and it led me into thinking that maybe I haven’t been grateful enough for what I have accomplished so far.
If my younger self looked at me right now, probably she would be amazed because I have managed to keep writing until today. I have left many traces of my writing on 7 different platforms just because. I had had my own book; it is an antology. When my first writing was published in my school–as in, my teacher sticked my hand-written story on the window outside my class, along with other students’ works–I had never thought I would keep writing and just be like the way I am today.
I remember a friend of mine told me that she loved reading my stories because it had some kind of style that she could only find in my writings. I didn’t understand what she meant back then (and now I also don’t), but it gave me warm feeling. I feel like maybe, just maybe, writing is my world and I should keep sharing my ideas, thoughts, experiences, stories, or whatsoever for the rest of my life. It is going to be amazing. And I love reading what I have written when I was younger. (My choice of words could be that funny. Or hyperbolic. Or melodramatic. Or whatever.)
So, Aci, thank you for sharing your thoughts to the world until this very second. Even though you will never know who has read your writings, I really hope it would leave good traces. Keep writing and be naked! You too!