Once in awhile, my google reader suggests a blog that it thinks I might like.
Today, I came across Ashley, of notthelifeiordered.
"20-Something Writers put out a writing prompt that I simply couldn’t refuse.
Write a letter to your future self, 15 years from now. Its so easy to give advice in hindsight,
how fascinating would it be to write towards the future,
towards the unknown?"
Her words inspired me to think about what I was doing when I was her age (27) and I decided to do the same thing, only exactly the opposite...
because yes, it IS easy to give advice in hindsight, but would I have listened?
Dear 27 year old Me,
The first thing you should know, is that everything WILL be ok.
You're in debt. You've been moving from one sublet to another.
But relax, in 2 years you'll make the brilliant decision to take a job that you aren't sold on.
You don't know this yet, but that job will put you on the map. Back in the black.
Don't be afraid of color. Don't be afraid to break the rules.
You'll thank me.
Don't waste time learning to read Tarot Cards...
live your life in the present.
Get out of those filthy sweatpants and go outside.
Someday, this neighborhood will look completely different.
Talk to your neighbors. Get to know them.
Not just the ones with cats & bunnies, ok?
Memorize every beautiful crack & crevice. You'll really miss being here.
When someone offers to help, just say yes.
Learn how to cook. I think you'd be great at it.
Stop hoarding those vacation days, and go to Greece for a whole month in the summer.
Give peanut butter another chance.
Everything happens for a reason. You'll know why soon.
You're beautiful. If you don't believe it, pretend like you do.
When a sweet boy from home asks you for your phone number, don't give him your business card.