This is a letter from my future self
To the past and present Me’s
When you’re stuck in the spaces in between,
May this letter set you free.
It’s hard to think of what to say
To my past and present self.
What are the things you need to hear
That would be of use or help.
Surely, whatever I end up choosing
Will be hard upon your ears.
I must address some insecurities
And attack your greatest fears.
Don’t be afraid to take the fast lane,
Though I know you like moving slow,
You see, sometimes, moving quickly
Is the fastest way in which to grow.
I know you like to test the waters
Before gradually wading in,
But life is short, so take the leap
Don’t be so afraid to swim.
Remember life is always worth living
For there are people who truly care.
And when you’re not in that place
Let those who still are know you’re there.
Regardless of your wealth or status
We are each and everyone the same;
Deserving of grace, respect, and kindness
Whether or not you know their name.
Life is an adventure full of memories,
Like scars— just stories waiting to be told.
Just because you open up to someone
Doesn’t mean you’re shouting it to the world.
So take a chance once in awhile,
Go over, talk to her, smile.
Don’t overthink, ask what if, or why.
You’ll never find out unless you try.
Laugh when life gets crazy,
Love her patiently,
Live life in the moment,
Sincerely, “Future Me”.
For some reason, today I got to thinking (as some are wont to do) about what I, in the future, would write to my past self (current present) if I could. You know, the usual stuff people think about. Anyway this is what I came up with.