December 21 – 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)
It’s 2015 and I am writing to give you some advice for 2011.
You’re about to turn 39, and I want you to not freak out about that. Think of all the things you have accomplished in your 30s. You had 2 children, you built a career, you bought a house and a couple of cars, you found your voice, you found your joy in creative cooking and the thrill you get from a clean house. You went through some really hard stuff and you learned your lesson. Right now you are at a crossroads, and although I know what you will decide, you are still standing there, looking both ways and looking back and looking up and wondering what the hell it is you need to do.
What you need to do is listen to your heart. What you need to do is decide your own fate, and remember that life is either a grand adventure or nothing at all.
And you are definitely not a “nothing at all” kind of a girl.
The universe unfolds as it should.
And the things you lose come back to you in the end, if not always in the ways you expect.
PS – Write your damn book and get off your ass and exercise.
Dear 2000 Me,
All that you want, you’re going to get. You just have to be patient for a little bit longer. Enjoy the moment you’re in. Things are about to get real. Life is about to get wonderful, hard, crazy, amazing, beautiful, scary, fantastic, happy, busy and more…more…MORE than you ever imagined.
Go ahead and deal with your depression and anxiety stuff now. Don’t wait another 10 years.
Also, exercise and write your damn book.