This past week I was assigned the task to write a letter to my future self in one of my classes. I enjoyed the process and wanted to share it with you guys!
Dear Future Self:
There is just something about where you’re from and the region you live in that shapes who you will become in the future. The feeling of the crisp chill of a Northern winter blows a sense of security and joy into the freezing mornings and reminds you that even on the cold days, there are always reasons to be thankful. The warm smiles exchanged around Christmas and the instant when your feet leave the dock and you plunge into the warm lake water has caused you to seek out those same joys and thrills in life and give them to others. The way your family has selflessly loved and cared for you has shaped your character and challenged you to love others in that same way. Living between corn fields and farms has shown you what hard work and true dedication looks like as well as the beauty of simplicity and has reminded you to always let the view of God’s creation take your breath away. The car rides spent singing Frank Sinatra with your father and being called his “brown-eyed girl” is the type of happiness that will never leave your side no matter where you end up.
The future can be a frightening idea to grasp when we get swept up in the changes that will happen; however, I want you to remember the things that will always stay the same. God has been faithful to you and will remain faithful. Whether you end up in the North, South, East, or West, you will always have a loving family who is supporting their “brown-eyed girl”. Despite your college or major, you have a backpack full of memories that will push you to achieve amazing things in God’s name. Seek out the moments when you become mentally paralyzed by the beauty of this earth and the people that occupy it. Live according to the call God has placed on your life and show me what real faith and bravery looks like. It is your obligation to make this world a better place and when life gets hard, remember the summer nights you’ve spent by the fire laughing and the ones to come spent doing the same thing. Don’t let your fears hold you back from doing extraordinary things, but tackle your dreams in faith. Take risks, live fearfully and wonderfully, and whatever you become, become a good one.
XOXO, The Christian Prepster