A Checklist For My 25-Year-Old Self.


I know I am just 17 years old, but here are some things I’d like to tick off when I’m 25.

(I do hope you have retained your penchant for lists)

  1. Be comfortable in your own skin. Whether you’re fat or thin or whether you wear dresses or those worn baggy jeans that feel like home, I hope you are not flinching at the mirror any more.
  2. Find a place to call home and share it with someone. You’d hate living alone.
  3. Don’t stop doing embarrassing things in public. Don’t stop singing even if you hamper the hearing of all within vicinity.
  4. I have a feeling that you’d still love your friends enough to climb the mountains and untangle stars for them. I don’t have to tell you to continue cherishing them.
  5. I highly doubt I have to tell you this too, but write. Keep writing. It’s like breathing for you. Read, too.
  6. Find a way to support yourself if you haven’t already. You’ve always yearned to be independent.
  7. Make sure you never fall into a pit of self loathing again. It’s not easy to claw your way out.
  8. I hope you’ve figured out whether you prefer cats or dogs. Get one. Name it something ridiculously fabulous.
  9. Don’t settle for someone. You’ve already been told your standards are ridiculously high. You know you’ve made friendships that are so strong that you’ll never need a relationship.
  10. Don’t give in to peer pressure. You know within yourself that you don’t, or can’t believe in marriage.
  11. Travel. You’ve always wanted to explore the world.
  12. You may not have fulfilled your ambitions. That’s okay. Keep trying to change the world and people’s lives.
  13. I hope you’re finally “good enough” for yourself.
  14. Be happy. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Please learn to be happy.

6 thoughts on “A Checklist For My 25-Year-Old Self.

  1. I can always say u to travel for it gives u enormous experience. Things would change with time and age. Whatever u thought of now ,some would change and some remain. But u always find a way to be happy that’s more important

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