An open letter to my future daughter.

Procrastination is just a sophisticated synonym of fantasy which we, older people , use more often.

Yes, we do fantasise, just like you, even as self proclaimed mature adults.
But there is something i want to break to you as an armour for your future.
Whatever i am writing now may sound unreal to you or you may start to see me as a selfish shadow trying to look after you. But every word will speak for itself one day.

Well, turns out that the book marks you make out of crape papers and glitter glues just to restart the book from where u left off, will be a complete waste of time. Every time you flip the hard covering of the Cinderella story and smiled out of satisfaction because the bad people where caught and the prince charming appeared to give her a happily ever after. You will laugh at yourself for doing that.

You see, As you’ll grow older you’ll be reluctant at first. You’ll be irritated when an elderly makes you sit down and lectures you on life. You’ll think they are only trying to distract you from becoming the coolest girl in school, with a lot of attention from boys and girls around you. You may even becoming the worst kind of rebellion.
You will think they are outdated adults who are stopping you from following the latest hip trend. Dressing up fancy and getting dolled up with makeup is what you will admire and well, they will STOP you.

And then you will make friends, many many friends. You will come across variety of people with different mind sets. You will even meet a boy, and within a split second, he will resemble your fairytale prince charming. Everything will seem like one of those stories you used to sleep to.

And then, you’ll wake up. You will wake up from the long and beautiful dream you’ve been sleeping in for years. But you will think you’re still asleep, in a nightmare this time though. Because there will be no flower beds and glitter chandeliers. There will be no masquerade balls on crystal floors, instead there will be people who you won’t be able to recognise. They’ll seem beautiful in first glance and scary in the other. And you will probably wake up screaming, because good people will not save the world and bad people will be everywhere around you. Oh and the prince charming, he’ll ride his horse far away from you and into the woods as fast as he can. And will never look bad.
But between all this, you will lose nothing. Instead you will gain a lot.

You will gain all the super powers your heroes had. You’re mind will be more focused and sharp. You will gain confidence in yourself.
And You know what the best part will be? You will earn the ability to read people by just looking at them. Earning it by falling to you’re knees thrice or even more but you will stand up and won’t slouch anymore. You’re heart will start beating like a shield, protecting you, making you stronger. You will walk straight and aim high.
You will become an independent young woman who will write a similar letter to her daughter one day.