Previously on my blog post I have written a letter to my past self which was very beneficial in getting things off my chest. In conjuction with that I thought that it would also be a good idea to write a blog post on a letter to my future self, laying out some goals and such which would also be beneficial for myself. I think that blog posts like these are great to look back on, whether that be several months into the future or years into the future.
If you want to take a look take a look at a letter to my past self then click the link here. Otherwise, here is the second part of the blog post – Letter To My Future Self.
Dear future self,
I know that things haven’t always been easy going, but nothing in life comes easy, right? That’s something that you should keep in mind. Life comes with its challenges on a daily basis in various forms; but I have the belief that you are more than capable of tackling them. No matter how hard that they may be, you have the strength to pull through.
Right now, in this moment in time, I know that things are difficult for you and confusing at the same time. You don’t know exactly what you want to do with your future or your life for that matter, but nobody is one hundred per cent certain of what the want to do in life. One day you might want to do one thing and several months down the line you might suddenly realise that it’s no longer what makes you happy. But just remember that it’s okay because you’re not alone and its okay if you decide to change your career path down the line.
Have faith that things will work out and that change is okay, thought it might be difficult at the time. One thing that I can only hope is that whatever you do, you make your past and present self proud in whatever you choose to do. I have the belief that you can do whatever you set your mind to.
In the future, I also hope that you continue both blogging and writing in general. You may get discouraged from time to time, that’s only normal. But please, never give up on blogging or writing. Both of these bring you some form of happiness, especially since you have been blogging for the past four or five months. It’s a good way for you to escape from reality throughout the week.
You know that dream of being an author that you’ve had ever since you’ve been a young child? Never lose site of that. People may try and put you down for it and tell you to be more realistic but as I said previously, you can do anything that you put your mind to. Being an author is realistic if you set out to make it a reality. Believing in yourself is the key to your own success.
On the topic of believing in yourself, I hope that in the future you eventually come to love yourself for who you are as a person and the realisation that there’s only one you. You are your own person. You don’t have to try and fit in with other people that surround you just to make them like you as a person. Be true to yourself no matter how hard you may find that. Never try and be somebody that you are not, you’ll only be putting unecessary pressure on yourself. You can never please everyone and you’ll only drain yourself by trying to do so.
Be you. Have both confidence and belief in yourself and your abilities to succeed in the things that you put your mind to. Don’t be afraid of what others might think of you, you may be afraid of judgement from others but remember that people are going to judge you anyway. They don’t matter though, your only focus should be on yourself and not what others think of you. The confidence might take time, it’s most definitetly not going to happen over night but I have belief that you can get there at your own pace. There are always going to people that support you throughout your life – those are the important people.
Also, don’t forget to give yourself some ‘me‘ time. Spend time with friends whenever you all arrange something during the holidays, even if you may not feel up to it in that moment. It will be worth it in the end when you catch up with them in between the busy thing we happen to call life.
Don’t forget to keep in contact with the friends that you made at university either, despite the fact that you may have only been there for two months or so. Be the person to arrange something with them and show them that you want to make an effort to keep in contact with them, after all they were people you felt comfortable to be yourself around in the two months that you spent at the university. Hold on them, friends are precious.
The future is exciting and full of opportunities awaiting you, whatever path you decide to take in life. Be wise and smart like the person that you already are. Whatever you plan on doing in the future, remember that your own happiness and mental health comes first and foremost, no matter what.
Farewell for now,
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