Saturday, February 15, 2014

Letter to Myself

This is far from my first attempt at a blog. I have attempted on many occasions to start writing down my thoughts and never before have I had the dedication or discipline to continue. This post is a letter to my future self. When I get tired of writing, and want nothing more than to skip the weekly post I will return here to give myself a quick reminder about why I am doing this and the motivation behind what I write.

To my future self,

Well, you've come back to this letter, which means that you've lost your motivation once again. I'm sorry to hear that because as you were writing this letter you were filled with hope for this blog and for the future. I don't know how long it's been since you've written this, but I hope all has been well. You've come back here for motivation and that's what I hope to provide. While writing this I'm in my room about half a semester away from graduation with absolutely no plan for the future and very little hope on a career or even a job. So how can I hope to give you a push in the right direction? Well despite the fears that I currently have about my future and what may happen out of college I can't really bring myself to care about those. Because despite all the insanity that is happening in my life there is a growth happening within me.

I've finally started to pay attention to my strength. I've started bodywieght fitness and am already looking and feeling healthier than I was a few weeks ago. I'm more accomplished with my classes this semester than I ever was in my college career. I have been doing well in the SRA position and have found a passion for residence life that may lead to a career. I'm finally beginning to see myself as a functioning adult as opposed to a dependent young person. So much good is happening right now that the fears I have are small and pathetic. I am learning to love myself and my life, and to make every day a great day.

You may be in a bad place currently, in fact you probably are if you're reading this letter. So what I want you to do is to write down all of the good that is happening in your life. Focus on those aspects and don't pay attention to the bad things. Concern yourself only with improving and love the mistakes that you make along the way because they are helping you grow. Hopefully things have worked out for you, but if they haven't yet remember that they haven't yet. It doesn't mean you'll never get it together.

Stay strong, believe in yourself, and do better each day. Live the life you want to and don't let anything stand in your way.

Your past self