Dear Future Self

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Dear future self:

Here I am, a senior in college and about to graduate in a few months. I cannot help but wonder what the future “you” has in store for us. The endless unanswered questions of where will I be in ten years? Will I have my dream job, living in the sweet south, married, with three kids?

And then I think, does any of it matter where I am or what I am doing if I am not happy? I aspire to do big things, to make my parents proud and to make something great of myself – but it all means nothing without happiness. So I ask you, future me, to be selfish. Think about yourself more often than you’d like too. Do something different everyday, be spontaneous, and do not get caught up in yesterday or tomorrow. Get lost in the moment and take it all in, because today only happens once. If you don’t grab ahold of it and take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way, my friend, it will be gone.

 

Remember when we were wishing our life away in high school? We couldn’t wait to go to college, to grow up and be an adult. Now we are wishing time would slow down because these last four years have flown by. So my advice to you, right now, for today, tomorrow, and everyday in between is: please don’t wish anymore of our time away, and for heaven’s sake, don’t wish you could travel around the world, or wish that you had done anything different. The only option is to just do it! You may never get that chance again. Be cliché, live in the moment and have no regrets. We only have one shot at this. So let’s do it right.

Always do what makes you happy, don’t worry about what everyone else is doing and never compare your life to others because this is our story. You owe it to us to make it great!

Yours truly,

Emily

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