Dear Future Self,
Hi there, it’s me. Yes, I know it is technically you and yes you are reading this. But this isn't for you right now, this is for you someday. This is to you, but not the you here in this moment. This is for the you that you are chasing. That you are working so hard to be. The one who you will become one day. The one who will read this. There are many things that I want for you in this life, so listen up sweets because we are in this for the long haul. In this life, I want you to keep growing, chasing, dreaming. I want you to be ever changing. I want you to be different than who you are now, but not the same as everyone else around you. I want you to push yourself to be better. A better mother, daughter, sister, friend. I want you to love the one’s in your life fully and wholly. I want you to do these things for you though, not because other people around you are. I want you to become your own. Mold into the person you were intended to be, but choose a different mold then those around you. Find your true north and use that as your guide. Take the path less traveled and meet new people along the way. Don’t follow the crowd, lead it. I want you to remember that setbacks are a part of life and that when they happen think of how to get through them instead of why you are there in the first place. Keep your goals constant, but keep achieving them from different spots. I want to see you in the mirror and know that nothing has changed, because what matters most cannot be seen. I want you to be humble, kind, and patient. I want you to think before you speak. I want you to love and love hard. I want you thrive, but at your own pace. I want you to laugh and smile, but cry too. I want you to enjoy the good things in life and accept the tough things. I want you to shine like you have never shined before. I want all of these things for you because I am the author of this story and one day you will be the reader. And when you sit down and read this beautiful story, this is what it will say. And believe me there will be days. Those sit on the bathroom floor with a bag of chips crying days. And on those day, you talk to me. you imagine me. You push through for me. I am your voice of reason, your ear of encouragement, your true north. Because let me tell you something sweets, we are always dreaming of one day, someday, someone, somewhere, this and that. And the reality is we keep looking and looking and searching and searching, but when we read the stories of our lives, there is one constant. And that is you and this is your life. So live for you, all versions of you. For the person who you were, to the person you are now, to the one you are becoming. Do it for all three. I promise you, that if you do these things. If you live a life full of love, laughter, humbleness, and kindness, you will exceed in the things you have dreamed of for years and years. Because your life will be full. It will be beautiful. It will be you.
Don’t stop till your last breath my love, I promise you it’s worth it.
The strong, beautiful courageous woman reading this letter.