An Open Letter to my Future Self

Hey you, I hope things are going well. Did you move yet? I’d assume you have by the time you read this. Are you still working at your fabulous job? I mean, how could you not be there, that would be crazy. Did you get married yet (hehe)? I don’t know how you’re supposed to write these things, but I thought this would be fun to write to you. Before I begin, I want you to know that Riven is currently trying to play while I am typing. It’s very distracting.

I wanted to check in and let you know a few things if you’re ever feeling down or stressed or heck, happy. Also, I’m going to leave a goal that I hope was achieved by the time this reaches you.

1. You’re doing great.

I know there will be some days when you feel like you can’t get through or things are happening too fast, I want you to know that you’re doing great and will accomplish whatever you’re trying to achieve. I know you can. 

2. Don’t worry about those cookies you ate – trust me.

There’s always a point during the month when you wish you didn’t eat those delicious cookies you bought on impulse because they looked good. Who the heck cares. Enjoy yourself, enjoy the moment, and always remember, those cookies were totally worth it. (I had some delicious cookies from Superstore by the way.)

3. Buy those books

Need I say more?

4. You don’t like being told what to do, but you kind of need to hear it.

I know it’s hard to hear the things you need to hear, especially when it comes from someone other than your boss. But, these are just the things that will help you grow as a person. Trust me; it’s the push you need to continue to work on your hobbies and fun projects. 

5. Please take a break.

I’ve been told many times that I am running too fast and that I need to slow down, and when I don’t slow down, you crash harder than ever. It sucks, and it’s even tougher to climb back up to the pace you were comfortably at before. So, take breaks here and there when you’re overwhelmed. It’s not a race. Enjoy yourself at a comfortable pace, please. 

6. Practice makes perfect.

I’m not sure if you still have your ukulele, but I’d recommend giving it a try or continue to practice. I remember it was an impulse purchase, and there were big dreams to learn how to play. 

7. Say yes to more things.

Trying new things is scary, and so far, you’ve been doing an excellent job at trying different things. Say yes to podcast groups, blog meetups, fitness classes (i.e. dancing), and so many more activities!

8. Be fearless.

Being fearless is something that I struggled with and still do from time to time, but I hope that by the time you read this, you’re bold. You say what’s on your mind, and you mean the words that are coming out. By that, don’t be afraid of your opinions and experiences that have troubled you or have made you stronger. Everyone has a voice; I hope that you’re still using it, whether it’s with this blog (I also want this blog to be thriving by then, keep pushing) or your career. I’m rooting for you!

So there’s a little bit of me-advice I wanted to give you. There might be more things that pop up along the way, but here are the main things you’ll probably need to hear. And remember, you’re doing a great job. 

“Tamiami” by Toshi Sakura

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