An Open Letter to My Past-Self

Hey, guys! My name is Renuka and I’m 19 yrs old. I’m just another girl who is trying to find a place in this world. I love photography and want to be a professional photographer. I’m also a book nerd. I have a blog called “Past Bedtime Blog” ( where I post book/movie reviews and anything that comes in my mind. I’ll also start a vlog channel hopefully really soon *fingers crossed* and you can follow me in Twitter and Instagram – @pastbedtimeblog


Dear Past-Self,

Hey Renuka, it’s me you from the future. I know you have lots of questions like; where am I? What am I doing? Am I still pretty? Do I have any new crush? And stuff like that. To answer these questions; I’m in the living room writing this blog post, Yes, I’m still pretty but with some pimples and yes actually 3 crushes; Shahid Kapoor, Shawn Mendes, and Charlie Puth. Now enough about me, there’s some things I have to say to you so stop what you’re doing and read carefully.

You’re going to make new friends when you’re in 9th grade and you’re gonna have lots of fun. Just cherish those moments because there’ll come a time when you’ll look back to those moments and laugh your ass off with those friends. Don’t ever try to lose those friends because those people are the best thing that’ll happen to you. They’ll stand by you and they’ll be there when you’ll need them. You’ll even become best friends with one of them. So just enjoy your school days while it lasts. And don’t worry, all the “teenage dramas” that you saw in movies and read in books is never going to happen to you. Your teenage life will be amazing.

Next, I know you’re going through a tough time and you’re having these feelings about a guy and you’re scared to say anything to him because you don’t want to ruin your friendship with him. You know what screw those thoughts and listen to me. Just go and talk to him and tell him about your feelings for him. I know it sounds scary but if you’ll keep it to yourself you’ll regret it later. So just go and tell him and if he doesn’t understand about your feelings and doesn’t talk to you anymore then he isn’t even worth your friendship but if he does understands then just be happy and even if you’re not together he’ll always be your friend. *SPOILER ALERT* He’s still your friend. So, what are you waiting for? Go and tell him about your feelings. Just don’t be sad that he’s not the one for you because someday you’ll meet the One who’s gonna love you more than you love yourself.

So we talked about friends, we talked about love now let’s talk about family. There’s not much to say about it. Just be happy, make your parents happy and enjoy all the time with your family. Make new memories with them and shoot as many videos with them as possible because you’ll be off to college and those memories and videos will  make you so happy.

That’s it. That’s all I have to say. Just know that I’ll never change anything from my past or even change the mistakes that I made because whatever you did in the past is what made me who I am today and I’m proud of myself. I’ll never change myself for anyone and also thanks for making all those mistakes because that’s what made me better. So that’s it. Be happy, stay strong and do what you love because one day your life will flash before your eyes just make sure it’s worth watching.


Your Future-Self.

P.S. Deposit all the Rs.500 and Rs.1000 in your bank account. You’re welcome.


This is such a lovely letter by Renuka. Want to read more of what she writes? Head over to her blog now.

Renuka’s Blog –  Past Bedtime Blog

Renuka’s Instagram – @pastbedtimeblog

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