Dear Future self

Project Reverb prompt: “Write a letter to your future self, telling the future you about what you hope for you.”

Reverb14 prompt: “It all starts with kindness. Everything I have learnt, everyone I have interviewed, every word I have studied has guided me to this simple but profound conclusion: true happiness begins and ends with self-kindness. No more guilt. No more shoulds. No more comparison. And the very best way to give your weary soul some kindness at the end of this year? A love note. Write a letter from you to you… filled with forgiveness, love, and a big bear hug.”

Dear Future J–

If everyone is saying the same thing about a person, group or situation–they are probably RIGHT. I hope to god you’ve learned that by now.

Also–you’ve been telling yourself that you are embarking on yet another big adventure. I bet you were right. I know it’s hard. I know it’s nerve wracking, but you have to ask yourself–were you REALLY happy, or were you just …settling?  It’s good that you tried, it wasn’t all bad, by far.

I hope you are spending every moment with your kid. She’s growing up so fast. Every second is important.

You were right to give up on them.

Future auto beautifier
Future auto beautifier

You were right to walk away.

You will miss your friends but don’t let them slip away.

Also–2014 did suck, so did 2013. 2015 is going to be hard but ultimately a big damn adventure.

And please start walking again–you have a lot of new cemeteries to find. Join a writing group too.

Love past J

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