Dear Future Self (Hopefully a year from now),
You and I both know how hard it is for me to write this letter–because we don’t communicate with each other often enough, but I want you to know I love you and I truly am wishing the best for you..
I hope you found your peace. I hope that the turmoil inside subsided and that you are happy and content with the things around you and realize how beautiful the world is and just how luck you are to be where you are. Peace with everyone around you and most importantly peace within yourself. I know we’re hard on ourselves the most and I know you know how strong you are but I hope you found the help you needed because I know how tired you are of supporting yourself. I hope you are able to rise in awe of your life and go to bed thankful– no longer fearful of your demons. I hope you finally feel good in the skin that you are in and are proud of what you’ve accomplished.
I hope you found your passion. I hope you wake up inspired and eager and excited to take on new challenges that will propel you into a future that we both couldn’t even imagine. I hope the directions on our map become clearer–I’m still trying to brush the dust off from dropping it in the dirt road and right now it kind of feels like I’ve stopped dreaming but I hope you are filled with so much fire that everything you choose to embark brings you new light.
I hope you were able to forgive those that hurt us for all the things they did or did not say and the support they couldn’t give. I hope the resentment subsided and I hope your voice & backbone are stronger now. I hope you are able to greet those that I feel have wronged us with compassion & kindness instead of the bitterness that have lined my current lips.
I hope that you are finally in place to open up to love. I hope that the pieces of you that he broke have been mended back together and that you are putting yourself out there. I hope that you restore your confidence and wit. I hope to hear about great first dates and laugh at the bad ones. I hope for you to find new experiences and open your window for possibility since I have it shut so tightly right now.
Finally, I hope you learned to put yourself first. I hope you’ve taken the steps to finally accomplish things that YOU want to do not just what everyone expects you to do. I hope that you either have a home of your own or at least a private space of your own and I hope you have hopped on a plane to explore a new destination. You deserve a life of your own and you deserve experiences. We crave culture, new faces and adventure and I hope you are in place that you can give in to the craving.
I hope the future is treating us kindly and I’m looking forward to meeting you soon.