Well, if that thought has crossed your mind, I have to say, you’re a beautiful person. I love you already.
I’d love to hear from you, but, before writing to me, I request you to contact me here. I’d like to give you my current address, and maybe get to know you a little bit too! I love surprises, but the last thing I’d want is for you to write to me, but for me to not receive it. That would be a case of total, complete, devastating heartbreak.
Phew! I bet it’s been a long day. I bet you’re tired by the time you read this. Tired because of the anxiety that bothered you before the result was declared, tried because you probably attended a zillion phone calls from distant relatives, tired because neighbor aunty needs to know how much you scored in each one and compare your grades to somebody else’s, tired because you probably didn’t sleep much last night- a few of you probably even pulled out your question papers and tried calculating the result.
Well. All that’s over now.
The cat is out of the bag.
A lot of people are going to tell you about how these grades are the most important in shaping your career and your future- don’t let them fool you. After all, how can just one thing define your entire future?
A lot more are going to tell you about how these don’t matter at all. About how nobody really cares about these marks- don’t let them fool you either. Every little step matters. Every play you were part of, every obstacle race you ran in, every examination, every march past, every time you tried something, but failed, and every time you tried something and succeeded. Every little bit matters. Every little bit defines you. Don’t let this one thing overshadow all that!
Whether you’re somebody who estimated your result exactly correctly, or somebody who didn’t bother estimating at all, whether you’re somebody who can’t believe they scored so low, or somebody who scored a lot higher than they expected – there’s just one thing that’ll define you. What you make of this result. How you decide to take it in your stride. How you resolve to leave no stone unturned to succeed in your future endeavours. How you make sure you give your all to whatever you pursue.
This TED talk got me thinking. Do people really miss the personal touch that a letter has, that a long wound email could never replicate? And the impulsive me has decided to give this a go. So, if you want me to pull out a piece of paper and write you a personally drafted, handwritten letter, seal it in an envelope with your name on it, stamp and sent to you by post, drop me a message with your postal address. And yes, it’s okay if I don’t know you, or if it’s for somebody who you think would like one, I’ll write anyway.
Nope, you needn’t “like” or comment on this, just inbox, or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just fill out the form here.
So if you asked me for a handwritten letter, I will write you one, no questions asked.