Letter to my 10 years old self.
Dear adorable pretty Mercy,
How are you today, I believe you are doing well? Calm, quiet as usual. Smiles.
I guess you are wondering already who I am.
I am your namesake, and I am writing to you from the future. I know a lot of things you don’t know because I was once where you are and I have been through many paths.
Hey Mercy, you know at your age, I just entered secondary school. The prestigious Imaguaro College. Big girl. *laughs
You see, at JSS 1, I used to enjoy mathematics; I had this brown cover Macmillan Maths Text Book I carried everywhere, and I loved my pretty dark, petite maths Anty.
So yeah, I was one of the top 10 in a class of almost a hundred students.
But suddenly, I completely lost interest in maths and switched to social studies, maybe because it talked about family, culture and a little history, all of which seemed practical and real. Then later I moved to Biology, then finally to Literature.
Would you want me to advice you, pretty Mercy? Don’t lose interest in mathematics. Hold on, because you will need it when you get here.
Big Mercy is an entrepreneur now, and I must tell you, the more you know your numbers, the better it is, honey.
Especially because I want to make a lot of money. Because I want to help a lot of people. I know you like that, because I know you.
But here is another thing I will tell you my darling; these are key secrets to success in life. “Embrace everything that you are!” You got that? I will explain.
I know right now you are doing a lot of mimicking. But relax baby. Everything you would ever be is already in you. You are a Creative Girl, and your opportunity will surely come.
Stop comparing yourself with everyone, it’s okay to be different. Stop trying to be like Bisi, you are not her. There is only one YOUnique Mercy! Just you baby, just you.
You know another thing I would tell you my girl? Explore life! Release those beautiful works in you. You’ve created and hidden so many fine art inside you. Let the world see it my darling. Let the world see it.
The more you let it out, the more you see you are capable of so much more.
Tell more stories to the children in the neighborhood, In fact, tell it even to the adults. Let nobody talk you down.
You know why Mercy? Because your stories will someday change the world. It’s a promise.
I like how you are shy sometimes, it’s good spies for life and for a pretty girl like you. But never shy away from anything your heart set to do, go for it and give your best to it.
Open your arms wider to people, trust them a little more. It will hurt sometimes, but get over the hurt as quickly as the speed of light.
Maintain your peace honey, be happy with yourself. Argue less, listen more.
I know you always love acting and dancing. Tell daddy and mummy to fix you in an acting or dancing school. If that is not feasible, create your own dancing and acting school.
The kids in the neighborhood will like it. I know you can, do it!
One last thing baby girl, pick up every good book you see and read them all. All of them. That’s one easy way to go ten steps further than you should have.
Later in the future, there will be so many things to read online, for now girl, read good books.
Never forget, I love you so much. And more importantly, Jesus loves you dearly.
I hope to write to you again from Bigger Mercy. But until then, keep growing and keep being the best of you.
See related post: “when I was a child“