Dear Future Me...
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kayurquhartI'm a newly-adult ace :)
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A letter to my future self

Dear Future Me...

by kateurquhart

Dear Future Me...

Hi.

I don't know anything about you, but you know my like the back of your hand.

The same hand that's writing this now, but older. More experienced. And hopefully not wrinkled. Not yet.

Maybe you're smiling as you read this. Or maybe you're cringing. I must sound so young to you. So naive.

I wonder what you're doing right now. Maybe you're standing in the kitchen of your new house, that you'd been dreaming of buying since forever ago. The dream that began with me.

Maybe you only have a few minutes until you have to go to work. To the job you love, that means the world to you.

Maybe it's the weekend, and you have the whole day to yourself. Or you're about to go to the movies with friends. Or the beach. Or the city.

I hope you're happy.

I hope you have everything you ever dreamed of, unicorn and jetpack included. But maybe you don't want that any more. Maybe you're content with what you have, and where you are.

I wish I was right now.

Tell me life gets better.

Tell me that the things I worry about now will never come to pass.

Tell me that my fears are unfounded and my anxieties are irrational.

Tell me that happiness will come, and sooner than I think.

Tell me you're closer than I expect. And that soon I will be you. Living the life I've been dreaming of.

Tell me to be patient. And that soon I will be where I want to be, and who I want to be.

Tell me to have faith. Faith in myself, and my abilities.

Tell me that the future is full of possibilities, and that you've found them, and that you've never looked back.

Tell me to have strength.

Tell me to carry on.

Carry on until the day when I am you. When we are one and the same. My dear, future me.

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ritikaBronze CommaJust a thinker, bleeding ink into rhythm
9 months agoReply
@kateurquhart :)

kayurquhartBronze CommaI'm a newly-adult ace :)
9 months agoReply
@ritika Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

ritikaBronze CommaJust a thinker, bleeding ink into rhythm
9 months agoReply
Relatable. Reached heart. ✌

LostInMyDreamsCommabassadorDelving deeper into the unknown
10 months agoReply
@kateurquhart I don't blame you! So many benefits of having both. 👍

kayurquhartBronze CommaI'm a newly-adult ace :)
10 months agoReply
@LostInMyDreams Thanks so much for your response! Although to be fair, if someone offered me a unicorn and/or jetpack now, I'd still take it :)

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10 months agoReply
That was so amazing! I enjoy reading messages to people in the future. You touched on so much in this story. The jetpack and the unicorn part was my favorite. It really goes to show how we want certain things so badly in the moment only to find out in the future we don't need those things at all. Great story!

kayurquhartBronze CommaI'm a newly-adult ace :)
10 months agoReply
@bryanthomas @sydney @sarah5 @bernardtwindwil Thanks for the comments! You're all absolutely right – things will get better. I'm just at the end of my final school exams (which are not much fun at all) but soon it will all be over and then I can focus more on having fun and enjoying life!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
10 months agoReply
@sarah5 and @kateurquhart This was incredibly cute letter. The innocence was honest and sublime. I well remember more than 50 years ago have those same thoughts, But what happens is not that things get better. It's that your ability to cope has grown so much that the same problems appear small and inconsequential. Good letter!!!!

sarah5Bronze CommaToo cool for school
10 months agoReply
i think about these things all the time. things DO get better

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
10 months agoReply
Aww. Things will get better. You can do it!!