4. A note to your future self.
Dear Future Self–
Live well and work hard. Try not to complain about what you can change. Sing loud and often– everyone loves it. Don’t be afraid of the judgement, it will come as always. Growth does not happen without it.
Laugh. Lose yourself in the thrill of it all. You’ve always been reserved and self-conscious, and as you grow out of that –and I know you will– I hope you learn to let go of all your inhibitions and just simply live. I hope there are days that you fall in love with being alive and you revert into your four-year-old self, able to laugh at the darndest things. You already giggle at nearly everything, whether it’s actually funny or not, so I hope you continue to have a bright smile on your face as you head into your future. And at the end of the day, don’t you dare ever forget that you’re pretty cool, and whatever you’ve been doing has gotten you this far. So, just keep going strong.
Mine turned into a list of friendly reminders for my future self! What does your letter look like?