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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Letter from 14 year old me

Hi friends!

So, my mom had been holding a letter for me that I wrote to myself 11 years ago. Yes, you read that correctly. It said "Open at 25." Well, I have reached that milestone and now have opened the letter. I think I shall share (most of) it with you. And remember, I was only a smart-aleck 14 year old. :)

(1/4/99) Dear 25-year-old Me,
     You should get a kick out of this letter. I know you may have changed a lot by now, but I think in some ways you'll always be the same.
     Right now the new millennium has just turned. You Dad and (now former step-mother) have just gotten engaged on New Year's Eve. It was about time--they'd been together for eight years! Goodness sakes! Now I will have two new step bros. G is annoyingly talkative and G is a show-off, (etc.).
     Right now, I want to be an interviewer/journalist, or an inspirational speaker (ie Chuck Peterson). I would like to be horseback riding and would love to work on a ranch. Those are my dream, I hope they come true! So what are you doing about it? Or have you dreams changed? (Yes, they have!)
     Soon I'll be moving again. (etc.)
     I have the greatest friends in the world! CJ, AN, AM, CR, JB, and CK (my best guy friend) and, of course, Jesus!
     Don't ever stop loving Jesus. No matter what happens, God is in control.
     I love music. It's been a big part of my life, I think it always will be. (Side note: Met my hubby at a music festival, cha-ching!) I love basketball and downhill skiing. Are you married? If not, it is really okay.
     Still live by 1 Timothy 4:12, "Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but instead set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity."

Keep a good self-confidence,
14 year old Me

Do you love this? I do! I definitely was cut out to be a motivational speaker. :) However, my dreams have definitely changed and evolved. I think I am going to write another letter to myself to open at 35, and perhaps a couple more too for other milestone ages and just add to them so by the time I'm 65 I have like 4 letters to read. What interesting perspective progression that will be and how it will change! 

Maybe you would consider doing this too? Share with me please!


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