Friday, March 13, 2009

dear me

From TwentySomethingWriters

If you were able to communicate with your younger self, what would you say? Would you warn yourself of the things that are to come? Would you tell yourself to avoid certain people? Write a letter to yourself at a younger age. Feel free to tell yourself anything that you’d like to. Let us know what age of yourself you are writing to.

Dear Tiffany (at any age):

everything you do will make a difference in your life. if you don't do it, it will matter too. life is funny and trust me, you don't know what is going to be good or bad for you until long after the fact. regrets are a waste of time and you don't have any. mistakes were meant to be made. don't feel bad. i could tell you about people to avoid, people to be better friends with, people to definitely not sleep with or trust but then i wouldn't be me and you wouldn't be you and what would be the point?

all i can tell you is don't worry because you will end up happy and nowhere near where you thought. to be honest i don't know if you ever had dreams beyond thinking you would finish college in four years. the great thing is now you definitely have dreams. you have goals and plans and you want to see the world. you have fallen in love a few times and you still have the very best friend in the whole world.

you have never lost the ability to smile or laugh. you talk a ton and i'm glad that hasn't changed.

no matter what you do (and i know everything) i am behind you 100%.

i love you.that's really all you need to know.




Kylie said...

Great idea! I should to write a letter to my younger self...interesting stuff I would say to me!

Katie said...

"I am behind you 100%" - actually you're in front of :D

I'm kidding. Awesome letter. I loved your advice, especially the ending. Simply perfect.

Wouldn't it have been great to have this little piece of advice when we were younger?

floreta said...

aww so optimistic. i love it!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Tiffany, love it! Isn't is so fun to think about what we would tell our younger selves?

Andy said...

This was a GREAT post. GREAT.

f.B said...

I really like how you're cautious of asking her to do anything radically different. We're all the sum of our paths.

Jaime said...

"the great thing is now you definitely have dreams. you have goals and plans and you want to see the world."

I didn't have dreams either as a kid, not of what I wanted out of life. Now I'm discovering what my dreams really are.