My Take

Reflections of a newbie 21 year old

  1. Not every article on self-help, guidance, relationships, beauty and cows drinking from tea cups applies to you.
  2. Your parents? They are awesome and right about most things. Their love and advice is unselfish and pure. Take it and appreciate it.
  3. That zit? You don’t need to cake it with make up. Leave it be and it will heal in a few days. Poke, pinch and pop it and the mark will stay for months or even years.
  4. Putting pen to paper is oddly satisfying. I should know, I am doing it right now! Give the laptop a break every once in a while.
  5. Cooking is not as hard as you may think! You cannot live off of 2 minute noodles (some of which have too much MFG) for life. I can make a mean sandwich, a semi-burnt batch of pancakes and a killer pasta. Yes, I’m still learning this one.
  6. What high school nemesis who you wanted to bump into at the airport while boarding your private jet in 2050? You will not even remember his/her name. Besides, fuel is precious! You would not want to waste it on a private jet ride.
  7. There is nothing like a perfect man in the general sense. There is a perfect man for you. Find one who motivates you to climb higher and cleans up the cuts and bruises you get while falling down once in a while. Oh yes, stop looking so hard!
  8. Your family is precious. They will love you and celebrate you like no other. They are golden.
  9. It’s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Ever so often you may fall into the junk food pothole but you can always climb out and continue trying.
  10. It’s never too early to start chasing your dreams. Send out that CV, talk to that person, search for it on Google. (Make a CV!)
  11. People die. So do pets.
  12. Keep learning. As my inspiration, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said: “Always just try, because you never know.”

Love,

Maalika.

xx

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