How you doin’?
And now that I have your undivided attention. Here’s something I’d like to share. I like to believe that I am a positive person and I try to be to the best of my ability. I love setting goals and reflecting back on them. What I love more is reflecting on the person I have been a year ago or two years ago you get the flow right? We don’t remember every day but we remember moments.
how should I say this? this is an important piece of me and I don’t tell people about this. I am just scared people will make fun of me.)
I write letters to myself. (Tanya, go hide in a corner) And I don’t mean just note to self, I mean actual letters. And I put them in an envelope (I make the envelope, brownie points for creativity, NO? Okay) and seal it.
Let me explain the process.
I wrote a letter to my 19-year-old self when I was 15. And I have sealed the envelope only to be opened when I turn 19. In this way, I get to see how far I have come. To see how much I have changed and to believe that things do get better and when you’re at rock bottom the only way to go is up.
And the reason this is a big deal is because, when I had the idea to do this I was 15. So then I wrote another letter to my 17-year-old self. Most of you don’t know but it was my birthday 2 days ago (23rd January).
So it was the first time I was opening one of the letters I wrote. And I had no idea what I had written, so I was excited to read it. Being the knucklehead that I am, I completely forgot about it. As the clock struck 12 and the phones calls were attended (I sound so fancy) I suddenly didn’t feel well. You know how things are, the anxiety and overthinking.
But then I remembered the letter, and let me tell you this, this is one of the most amazing things I have ever done to myself. I know this is not an original idea but this idea of writing letters to your future self is wonderful. It felt like my 15-year-old self-understood exactly what I had wanted to hear.
I got to thinking and I came to the realization that I have upgraded myself. I moved to a different state, new school, I am almost done with my school life, I started this blog and I am happy.
Let me know if you do this or if you would like to try doing it.
My last post is here.
And until next time……