Hi, it’s you 15 years in the future.
You’re in your 4th year of high school now, you’re about to enter college in a few months, you’re going to bid your beloved school and friends goodbye because you won’t be seeing each other for a long time or maybe never. You will be moving to the Philippines from your Bahrain comfort zone.
I just want to say that adjusting life in the Philippines won’t be easy. Studying and living out of your comfort zone will require a lot of patience and perseverance on your end. You will go through a lot.
One thing I wish you would do though, is not to be easily swayed or influenced by the new people you meet. Learn not to be gullible and easily influenced by those who just want to enjoy life and skip classes and smoke and drink.
I hope you focused more on your studies and didn’t get affected that much with your parents’ issues. I hope you had the guts to make decisions for yourself, that you don’t want to stop studying. That you like the course you chose. That you want to keep studying and be successful at that.
I would probably be writing this letter differently when all that I hoped for happened but this is how life took its place. There’s no chance for erasures but there will always be space for improvement.
Things we planned for ourselves don’t necessarily happen especially if you are not bent on making them come true.
Just take it as it is and be grateful instead.