Dear past me and Dear future me
I have a few requests for Dear Past Me, so I’m just going to write Dear Future Me on this one, if that’s okay?
Dear Future Me,
I hope you are, if not happy then at least contented. I hope that you have achieved things you set out to accomplish. More than anything, I hope that you have finally learned to love yourself. You’re trying really hard, but undoing a lifetime of self loathing is a herculean task. I hope that when you look in the mirror, you find value in who you are. I know you don’t right now, but you’re trying to, and I hope against hope that you finally get there. If you managed it, I am proud beyond measure, because it will mean the accomplishment of a goal you have wanted to achieve for most of your life. If you’re still trying, that’s okay too. It is no easy feat, and every step you have made towards your goal is worthwhile.
I also hope that when you look back on me, from your seat in the future, you don’t judge me too harshly. You are very hard on yourself, and always have been, but in this moment you are doing the best that you can. Be well, and live a long, happy life, Future Me.