A Letter to My Future Self
In high school, we were asked to write a letter to our 25-year-old selves. Although we were confused and thought it was a weird request, we got on with it anyway. Four years on, I was going through some old files and found an envelope containing the letter I had written. Because the idea seemed so silly 4 years ago, I decided to read the letter and I then understood why we were made to write what seemed to be a ridiculous idea then.
Our teacher mentioned that it would help us to reflect on the ways we viewed things and whether what we wished for at 17 would come true. Reading my letter I realised that a lot has changed in the way I reflect on things. At first I was quiet upset because the letter made me feel like I had failed and I let my dreams down, and I couldn’t understand why things weren’t as I’d desired them to be and it took me a couple of days to understand a lot more than just the letter.
“Dear 17-year-old me,
Thank you for the kind words of encouragement, I promise to never forget them and thank you for believing I can achieve anything I dream of, and I am truly grateful to have met you again.
People are always surprised to find you are not the same person you were 5 years ago, forgetting that life gives us situations which cause changes to occur and truly speaking I wouldn’t want to be the same person I was 5 years ago, not that I do not like who I was 5 years ago, I just prefer who I am today and the way I’ve grown as an individual.
Don’t get me wrong, yes changes can happen of course however don’t lose your good qualities along the way. It’s okay to change and you shouldn’t be ashamed of the changes, sometimes even the bad changes can lead to you being a better person in the future. Change has some benefits although taking the first step may be difficult, it is totally worth it. Don’t be scared that you are changing, it’s okay to think differently, and see things from a new perspective and nobody has the right to make you feel otherwise. Be proud of who you are today without forgetting where you came from.
I’m proud of the choices I made, the decisions I’ve taken, the changes that have happened and I am proud of where I am today and where I’m headed.
So my dear 25 year old self, I am currently 21, studying Agriculture and Farm Management with the hopes to reduce famine in the world, I did not study Event Management, I do not have Pomeranians YET (although that will happen regardless!!), I don’t have my own apartment, or a car or any other things I mentioned in that letter and that’s okay because I still have four years to get that apartment, those Pomeranians named Coco and Channel and to turn 25 so until then I am looking forward to what I can achieve in the next two years.
I encourage you to write a letter to your future self and reflect on what you’ve gone through and what you’ve learnt over the years and the changes that have taken place. Most importantly thank God that you made it!
“Dear 25 year old self Part2” by a 21 year old girl loading….