How are you doing?
It’s been a while since we spoke last, and I miss our deep conversations.
Remember how you told me as a child that you always wanted to be a journalist or a hotshot detective when you become an adult?
Or how you wanted to write beautiful books that will be remembered, treasured, and loved for generations to come?
Or how you confided in me that you were homesick when you stayed in a hostel?
Or the description of your ideal partner that was in your head?
On how ecstatic you were on finally meeting ‘The One.’
Or when you first become a mother?
Or your first experience of snowfall?
Didn’t you open up to me about your perfect idea of your retirement years?
We don’t have such private conversations anymore. You are too busy for me of late, unfortunately.
I understand that you are committed to your work and family.
But, what about me? What about us?
I see you busy nowadays, immersed in your own world.
Do you have the time anymore to lift your head from your work and smell the roses?
Are you giving away too much of yourself to others and losing yourself in the bargain?
Or are you immersing yourself too much in your own world and losing others in the process?
Have you made time for old friends while making new ones?
Do you practice what you preach to your daughter to ‘Listen and obey your parents?’
As your parents advised you, are you resting enough and keeping your health on priority?
Are you listening enough to your parents or do you think you know it all?
Have you checked up on your New Year Resolutions? How are you progressing on that front?
Didn’t you put me as one of your priorities there as well?
I know you are trying hard.
But is it good enough?
Not for you alone, but is it good enough for others as well.
I know I sound like a nag. Almost, like your Mom and Dad.
But that’s because I care for and love you. Pardon the nag in me! Please hear me out!
Tina! Remember never to lose sight of reality while pursuing your dreams.
While you must undoubtedly fly and aim for the stars, staying grounded is important too.
We live in a world surrounded by a hoopla of hype.
All this is simply an illusion that people are running after.
Be wary of false titles and crowns.
Know the distinction between reality and illusion.
Have you stayed true to yourself, your belief systems, and your writings?
Or do you sway to the herd?
Do you write for effect and what people want to hear, or do you write in sync with your soul?
Never lose focus on what you stand for and how you were raised to be.
Never forget the real-life heroes in your own life while you encounter so many projected ones.
I wish you all the love, joy, health, and success in the world. But, between all these worldly pursuits, I hope you spend more time with me.
If ever you need to talk, please remember I am waiting patiently for you.
Always have..Always will.
The doors of my heart and my arms are always stretched open for you.