This weeks topic, write a letter to your 16 year old self! Jen herself is gonna deliver these letters in her time machine, I wonder if it's a Delorean ala Doc Brown or she has a hot tub time machine. Anyway, I was a little wary of this topic because like Emmett Brown told us in Back to the Future:
Dr. Emmett Brown: No! Marty! We've already agreed that having information about the future can be extremely dangerous. Even if your intentions are good, it can backfire drastically!
Being that I'm very loyal to Theme Thursdays, I had to try. Here goes...
Dear 16 year old me,
This is going to come as a big shock, so I suggest you sit down. I'm writing you this letter 19 years from now, you just turned 35, today. I know you thought surely you would be dead at this decrepit old age, but I assure you, you are very much alive.
I don't want to tell you too much about what your future holds or how much we change or how much we stay the same. I do however want you to know that overall you have done well. We are a decent woman, we haven't done too many stupid things, and we have been rather lucky that some questionable choices have turned out not so bad.
I want you (me) to trust yourself, trust your instincts. Go for it, you'll rarely regret the things you do, but you'll always regret the things you don't do. Especially when it comes to making you better or pursuing your dreams. Think about your future, think about it now, before you know it, you might be 52 at your sons high school graduation. Maybe. Get ready for it.
I'm sorry if you found this letter too vague. Life is full of ups and downs, and while I would love to warn you and help you (and by you I mean me) avoid the downs, I don't want to ruin the authenticity and surprise of the the good.
Honestly I'm afraid if you "avoid" any of the bad, or make "smarter" choices here and there you(I) might miss out on my life now, and while not "perfect" I wouldn't want to change our life today.
Enjoy your life. Remember trust yourself.
Sincerely, Old you
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