Dear Future Me:
I wish I could say that I’m writing this letter from a place of confidence and security. I wish I had wise and pithy words to wow you with. I wish this letter could be an inside joke between you and me – you know, kidding around about choices I made today and how they could have rippled through time to affect you. How’s that “no caffeine” thing treating you, ha ha ha?
I wish I could fool you, but I know I can’t. Because you’re me and, ideally, you’re wiser than the me I am right now. I’m sure you can see through my BS.
So what do I say to you?
I guess I can say with all sincerity that I hope I’ve made the right choices. I hope that you’re in a better place when it comes to self image. I hope you’re feeling stronger in your sense of self. I hope that you’ve stopped second-guessing yourself so much.
It’s also my hope that you’ve managed to set aside habits which aren’t serving your best interests. You know the ones I’m talking about.
I hope you’ve finally managed to start putting yourself first every once in a while.
That you’ve learned it doesn’t matter who you please when, at the end of the day, you can’t rest easy knowing that you’re not being true to you. What’s the point of making everyone else happy when you’re miserable?
I hope you’ve finally started letting things roll off your back. You know, instead of just saying that you will.
Be good to you. You’ve come a long way in your journey and while there’s a long way to go and a lot of dreams to claim, you’re worth the work. You’re worth the time and the effort.
You’re worthy of your own dreams. Be brave enough to remember that. I promise I’ll start today in order to make it easier on you.
Love (for real),