Dear Adult Me,
Am I still as awkward as I am/was at 16…finally on the cusp of 17? I think I would be since, after all, people can’t change that much.
Oh, what about my relationship with Z, how did that go? It’s alright if you can’t spare the details, I don’t think I want them anyway. Everything always seems better with a surprise.
How did college go? Did I ever find the chance to explore New York the way I wanted, what about my job? Have I risen to the top the way I dream? Oh…can I finally draw? God, I hope so!
Enough questions, I’m sure I still plague myself with them day in and day out, I don’t need more…adult or not.
One more thing though…did I ever manage to have children?
As you can read, I have nothing but questions but think a bit…what can you have but questions if you are talking to someone in the future? They already know your experiences, so there can be no philosophical sayings. They already know your situations, so there can be no hidden messages. They already know your options, so there can be no hints and tips slyly slid into the conversation…what exactly can there be?
Hmmm, something to ponder another day…for now, I will sign off. However, not before saying something I know I will need, no matter the age.
You are beautiful, courageous, and powerful. Your talents, while developing, cannot be matched by anyone. Let no one tell you what you can or cannot be. I don’t know what age you’ll read this at, whether 25 or 55 but know you can accomplish anything you desire. No one can stop you, no one at all. Be strong, swift, and sure. Allow God to guide your footsteps, Jesus to light your path, and the Holy Spirit to strengthen your heart, mind, body, and soul.
Live your life in decency and in order.