Prompt: Future self. Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?)
(Author: Jenny Blake — Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want — @jenny_blake)
Finish that 4th step. Really start getting into a good sleep schedule. Start the business you want to and write that book. Start exercising and eat right. Find people who will help you. Show up to your family and be there for them. Invest time in your friendships and heal ones that need to be fixed. Feel good about money and earning and growing it. Know that you have loved Flan with all of your heart — keep showing up to her, as well. Be happy and healthy — you deserve it.
Ten years ago, smussyolay? Hey. This year is going to be really, really, fucking hard. But it’s going to turn out to be the catalyst to transforming your whole life. Know that you are not permanently fucked up, but that you have to be here to go forward and be the much better version of you that you cannot imagine existing right now. The friends/relationships you lose will be heartbreaking — but know this: you have a host of friends waiting for you. People who are there to show you the way to light, love, fun, happiness and laughter. People who will answer your call in the dead of night and who will go to any lengths to stick by you, because they need you to stick by them. Pay attention. Listen. Remain teachable. Know that you have a god that loves you and that you can rely on. Don’t get into any relationships, no matter how appealing it will seem to just break free from reality for awhile. Lean into therapy and be open and honest — you have an amazing therapist. Hang on and trust that this works out to be pretty great.