Dear Future Self,
Remember me? You're young, naive self?
I hope our dreams have now become reality-- a published children's book, a successful art business, a speaker for the unheard and a traveler of the world. I still love you if you haven't achieved these things, but keep persevering.
I hope you know at any age you can aspire to great things--so keep dreaming. Each day is a gift of beautiful proportions to drink in and savor. I know this because I'm losing our dear friend. Perhaps you now look back on these days with a positive perspective. I wish you were here to tell me.
But I won't let sorrow stop me. I promise I won't give up on living, loving and growing if you'll do the same. I'll leave you with the quote I keep circling back to from Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting.
"Do not fear death . . . . only the unlived life. You don't have to live forever; you just have to live."
Live to the fullest,
P.S. I'm still on a blogging break but already had this post scheduled. Wishing you all the best!