I’d like to pretend that I’ve been too busy having a ball with my friends, that I’ve been running around, having fun and actually doing things. But I haven’t. I’ve been getting down to some proper work- i.e. Biology coursework that was due in two weeks ago. Apologies, I have my priorites straight now.
But moving on!
Aside from doing Biology coursework, I’ve been preparing the award for the ‘Yolanda Shamash Prize for Literature’ for the winner of the ‘Letter To Me’ competition. Well, it’s ready and I can now reveal to you, in true X Factor announcing style... that... the winner... of this year’s... Yolanda Shamash...Prize for Literature... goes to... Mohadeseh SMS!
Yes, Mohadeseh’s entry was -by far- the best and most thoughtful letter out of the many that were entered.
Here it is, and I will be sending the trophy to her anytime soon!
Dear 40 year old me,
Yeah, you guessed it, I'm sitting on my ass behind a laptop screen and have been doing so for the last three hours in an attempt to complete biology coursework. Still unsuccessful. MOHO, YOU BETTER HAVE STOPPED YOUR PROCRASTINATION HABITS BY NOW. So now I'm 15, happy, yet depressed at the same time, and extremely sleep-deprived. So I decided to join my friend's competition on her blog telling me to write to myself. Well, this is awkward.... I don’t know how much you've changed but you probably haven't changed much. You probably still like the same music and same food, and you have the same over-thought thoughts. Maybe you've even found the love of your life. Maybe you're happy reading this, and if life’s that good, you're probably having tears of joy. You might be in the happiest moment of your life right now. Or you might even be in a mid life crisis. But I know me. I will stay strong and get through life.
And I hope you've done 7 years in Uni, learning about architecture and all that. HAVE YOU DESIGNED YOUR OWN HOUSE YET? Oh my god, what if I'm living in the house I designed??
Have you kept your nickname? Moho?
YOU ARE AWESOME (please don't develop too many wrinkles)