Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Allow Myself to Introduce...Myself {A Letter}

Pleeeease tell me you get the reference from the title of this post. If you don't, then google it and get back to me.

I haven't been participating in #Blogtober14, mostly out of sheer laziness and also because I haven't been blogging at all because BUSY. I think Winter is my only slow season. And this Winter will not be slow. Anyway. That has nothing to do with this post.

Today's prompt is to write a letter to yourself in 10 years. Stressfuuuuul. But I'm gonna do it anyway.

Girl (because in my head I refer to myself only as "girl"),

Wow. You're married. And old. How many kids do you have? One? Two? Ten? I hope you're planning something awesome for your ten-year anniversary -- I mean, it's kind of a big deal. Wait, you are still married right?

Are you in Texas finally? I really hope you found a good job when you moved. I also hope you bought a house. And hey, don't be lazy anymore about cleaning. You have a house now; you need to keep that ish presentable at all times. At least as presentable as small children will allow. Hopefully you've fully adjusted to the fact that your family isn't right around the corner anymore -- at least not your side of the family.

I hope you didn't get stuck in that career field you were trying to leave. I'm gonna go ahead and assume that you managed to get out of it and are now doing things that you really enjoy. In fact, I'm gonna go ahead and assume that you're happy in general. You managed to overcome obstacles in your young life, so I'm sure you've powered through any hardships in the past ten years.

My young, naive advice to you, my older self, is this: Be kind to everybody, especially your husband and your kids. Rely on people when you need to. Stop freaking out about the passing of time. Have some patience. Enjoy each day. Take the next ten years slowly.

The Daily Tay


Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

I love this. Taking things slowly is great advice. I have a tendency to always be thinking of the next thing and it's a good reminder to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Miss you, girl, we gotta get together soon!

XO Kerry said...

Love the name of your blog!

Great letter. I missed one day out of #blogtober. Also because I was too lazy!

Diana @ wonderfully made. said...

Yay for Texas!!! :) Love your fun letter!!!

Katie Petty said...

I love your advice to stop freaking out about the passing of time. That's something I always freak out about.

Katie Petty

Katelynn Sue said...

I couldn't help but laugh at parts of that. How many kids do I have? one? two? ten? girl ;) I hope not. For your sanity's sake!

And GREAT advice: "be kind to everyone"! :) :)

MyFairDaily said...

Love this post idea! I love the advice you gave yourself and that you revealed a lot of your goals and dreams that you hope to achieve in 10 years. My consider doing something similar for myself for my Friday Fares post on my blog Thanks for the inspiration!

Tami said...

You had me at the title of this post. This is a tough one but you did such a good job with yours!