I only have an hour and 50 minutes before I officially become 26. So I decided to write an “open letter” just for the sake of being dramatic, symbolic and everything. Just kidding. But on a more serious note, this letter is more of a promise, a vow, a desire, a wish and a farewell. This is a letter of promise to myself, a promise that I would start acting more like an adult from now on. I know. I should have started earlier. But things happen. And so I promise that I will be an adult from now on, with my actions, words, thoughts, decisions, reactions. I am not getting any younger, definitely. So I know I should really act on it. This is also a letter of a vow. I vow to help more people, to reach out to them even if I can’t give them anything material at least I could give them my time, my attention, things that cannot be measured by any amount of money. This is also a letter of desire. I just wanted to be who I really am. Most of the time I like to be someone that I am not. When I don’t, I get frustrated. I am disappointing myself. And so I really want to be my own, to stand on my own, to have an identity. This is also a letter of a wish. I wish that someday I’d find my path, not that I’m confused or anything. I hope I’d find my true happiness, whether it’d be staying single or not, be in a corporate world or in a public office or institution, whether I’d be a freelance somebody or a trusted employee, things like that. I really wish the time would come when I would eventually know where I’d really go. Finally, this is a farewell letter. I am saying goodbye to those unconfessed, unintended and irrational feeligs. I am saying goodbye to the hatred and pain. I am saying goodbye to insecurities and jealousies. I am saying goodbye to self pities and emotional instabilities. It has been a fulfilling 25 years. I am and should be and will be ready for 26.