May 9th 2017
On Saturday morning, I woke up to a letter I have been thinking about for a long time.
At the beginning of 2016 I found a website that allowed you to send a letter to yourself in the future. So, I thought it would be appropriate to send a letter to my future self graduating with my MBA. For the past year, I have remembered that I wrote the letter but I had no memory of what it said. Now, having received it I am so glad I wrote it.
It is so crazy to see that I am actually becoming the person I told myself I wanted to be. When I wrote this letter, I hadn’t joined my yoga studio yet or even knew it existed, now I go daily and I could not imagine it not being a part of my routine. I still listen to those same empowering musicians with every ounce of me. And I have found someone to love.
I am so happy to see that I am moving on a path that would make past versions of myself proud and I am happy that, for a change, I wrote something that focused on myself and who I was on a personal level more than who I was friends with and who I was fawning over at the time. I am glad that I can look back at this letter and see me and no one else.
I also plan to get “do good.” tattooed on my ribs this summer so seeing that I wrote that quote in the letter to myself is a sign that I am making the right choice.
So to close this out, Dear Past Jessica,
I love yoga and empowering musicians. I laugh at fuck boys and I have found someone to love. I didn’t fall while getting my diploma. And, lastly, I love you right back.