Dear Future Self

Dear Future Self,

Whatever you are doing right now, stop. Look around you. Wherever you are, everything that has happened has lead you to this moment. Remember when you were writing this letter. Your hopes, dreams, anxieties from back then are maybe all irrelevant, replaced by new ones. Stop worrying too much, because I know you are. When I feel anxious, I ask myself if this thing I’m worrying about will matter in five years. Have they mattered? No matter how you feel about your past choices and what they have brought you, there are a couple of things I want to remind you.

You’ve seen what love looks like, and right there, you’ve had a life more meaningful compared to millions of less fortunate people who haven’t had the chance to experience it. You’ve been loved and deeply cared for by friends and family, and you never took it for granted. Keep passing that love along, and treating people with kindness.

I hope you’ve had the chance to redefine what “success” means to you. Success doesn’t have to look like attending the best schools, working at a prestigious job or earning lots of money. You should consider yourself successful as long as you are focused and working on tasks that are fulfilling. Keep striving for improving your understanding of the universe and yourself.

You spend a lot of time thinking about your future. Stop. The future is coming one way or another. But right now, now is passing by. You’ve always had trouble living in the moment – so stop what you are doing and go outside. Breathe. Stop living in the future and become more aware of your surroundings.

Life is not all cakes and ale. Bad things can happen, but life goes on. Send good thoughts to the universe and try to make good happen as much as you can. Stake your claim in life, and find peace.





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