Inspired by Minh Mai (irl friend) and Marshal Erikson (wish he was my irl friend):
Hello future you,
It should be a decade from when you wrote this and you better be awesome. You had so many goals that you wanted to accomplish and dreams to make come true. Hopefully by the time you read this again, you’ve done them all.
You said then that you don’t want kids or to ever get married, let’s see if you sticked to your guns.
If you folded like most people expected then I expect you to be the best parent out there, whether you’re a single mom or a married woman. The same goes for your wifely duties. If you found a guy worth the rest of YOUR life, then you better treat him like gold. We’ve been throughout relationships and if we’ve finally decided that this was the one, then you hold on to him tight, because Lord knows there won’t be another like him.
If you didn’t become a parent, then you better be doing something productive with your life. By this time, I expect to see you as a Creative Director at some big advertising agency in Japan, Korea, LA or NY making six figures. If not, then you better be loving what you’re doing even if you’re dirt broke. Do whatever it takes to do what you love. Like Travis Barker (Blink 182) once said, “I tattooed my body so I wouldn’t have to live an ordinary life. I tattooed my body so I had to play music.” Don’t be ordinary. You picked this path for a reason and it wasn’t to be ordinary.
If anything, you’ll have completed your bucket list especially the following:
1. Learn a foreign language (preferably Japanese or Korean)
2. Traveled to one or all of the following countries: UK, France, Spain, China, Australia and/or Tibet
3. Got a tattoo (that was completely original and designed by moi)
You already know what makes you happy, what you want and hopefully by the time you read this, you’re already where you want to be. Don’t disappoint me. By the time you read this again, you should be able to say, with all sincerity, “that was a life worth living.”
Your senior quote: “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”