reverb10: letter from future self

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)

I was going to skip this prompt because I have written letters to myself before, because I wasn't sure what else I could say but then I read some posts from other participants and I felt inspired. So here goes...

Dear Self,

We've made some decisions going into this year that will change our lives forever. I need you to believe in those choices. You're setting your intention for 2011 with the word "thrive" and to do that you're going to have to take some risks, trust your feelings and stand up for your beliefs. You can't do it all and you can't do it alone. You have to be open to advice and help. And you have so many wonderful people in your life you love you and who want to be there for you. There's so much warmth in you and when you let it shine, people respond in amazing ways.

One of the most wonderful things about your outlook on life is that you see a learning experience in everything and because of this, no opportunity is a lost one; there are just choices, remember? You have everything you need to be happy and successful this year, right now. There is only one thing left to do: walk bravely into new year and embrace all that it has to offer.

Everything works out in the end.