The other day I was reading a blog where this girl talked about how she wrote letters to herself. She wrote them, sealed them up, put a date on them that was set in the future, and tucked them away until then.
She wrote about everything that came to her mind and anything she thought her future self would enjoy reading. She talked about how much fun it was to open her letters and how much she looked forward to it.
I thought this was such a cool idea, so naturally I decided to write my own letter.
A couple of days after reading that blog and deciding I should write my own letter, I went into Starbucks to get a coffee before I went to the library for a few hours. The line was SO long, but I really needed a coffee, so I decided to write my letter to myself on my phone while I was waiting in line.
As I was writing it, I realized that when I looked back at my letter, I would be looking for three main things: Growth, Change, and Progress.
I love growth and I love progress. Who doesn’t? But change? Change is scary!
What if things changed during the time my letter was waiting to be opened that I didn’t want to change? What if things changed and I didn’t even realized they had until I opened my letter? It was a scary thought.
As I continued writing, I realized that you can’t have growth or progress without change. It’s impossible. Growth and progress are change!
So maybe, just maybe, next time I’m hesitant to let change occur, I’ll remind myself that I’m growing and progressing in the midst of that change, and I’ll let it happen.
You just finished your first semester of college and you are thriving! It’s so much harder than you originally imagined, but it’s also so much more fun than you imagined.
You’re currently not dating anyone and you’re extremely content with that. Instead of investing in a relationship, you’re investing in yourself and the things that are beneficial for you at the moment.
You’ve made some of the greatest friends in Chattanooga so far and you’ve strengthened some old friendships.
You miss your family like crazy, but you know they’re just a phone call away or a short two hour drive. Your parents have been so supportive of you this past year, well actually your whole life, but you’ve just recently realized that they’re super-heros. They’re constantly telling you how proud they are of you and how much they love you.
You love to explore and find new places. You’re spreading your wings and getting your hands dirty, but you also know there’s no place like home.
Right now, you’re really passionate about writing. At the moment, you think that you want to make a career out of it. You don’t know what type of writing or what type of career, all you know is that it’s what you enjoy doing. Your core group leader shared the quote: “Your passions aren’t random. They’re your calling.” And you’re clinging to that. You keep telling yourself to take it day by day and that’s exactly what you’re doing.
You have such a positive outlook on life and I pray that no one ever alters that or takes it from you.
Sometimes you get restless with the everyday routine of life, but you’re constantly learning new things and stepping out of your comfort zone and that’s making a big difference. I hope you never stop growing, changing,and progressing.
At the end of the day, you love yourself and you know that you have so much value. You refuse to settle for anything less than you deserve.
p.s Your hair looks REALLY bad today, and I doubt that will have changed when you’re reading this. Hehe, love you.