6 Things I Hope My Future Self Will Remember, When The Time Comes

6 Things I Hope My Future Self Will Remember, When The Time Comes

Blessings that we sometimes forget about.
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To my Future Self,

You are changing. You are changing physically, you are changing emotionally, and you are changing mentally. No matter where this change resides, it has happened.

This is me and this is my reminder to my future self.

1. Family

Remember where you came from. Family will always be an important component in your life. Being a part of a traditional family is its very own blessing. I have come to realize how incredibly blessed I am to be surrounded by so much love and care. Do not forget your role as a daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and even great granddaughter. When so much of my time is spent away from them now, I come to realize and see all the amazing life lessons that they alone have taught me. Don’t forget them. You have been taught to love the people closest to you unconditionally. You were taught to thrive as an individual. You are the source of your own happiness. Never forget that your family will be there whenever you need them. Do not forget the statuses that your family has led you to achieve as well. You are a great leader, you are a hard worker, you are a loving sister, and you are a caring daughter. Do not forget that. Without the right guidance, you would not be the person you are today and will be tomorrow.

2. Relationships

This is just the beginning. You have so many more people and relationships that you will make. With the one’s that you make, do not forget the one’s you must maintain. Remember that your family is not always by blood. You have family that you have chosen. Don’t forget the one’s you grew up with. The one’s who have always known your strengths and weaknesses, your failures, your successes. The one’s who have grown with you. Along with the old, welcome the new. Welcome the one’s who want to hear about your life. The one’s who want to learn about your values. Don’t forget to open your heart and mind to the ones who strive to learn more about you.

3. Love

Do not fear heartbreak. You were lucky to grow up in a culture where love was very prevalent. It is inevitable that you will meet people that will come and go. You will get your heart broken as you have once before, but that just means that there is someone out there who has more love and happiness to offer you. Be excited! Do not fear. Being afraid will prevent you from some of the most exciting experiences of your lifetime. If you love someone, tell them. There is no such thing as only one true love. Don’t forget that.

4. Be positive

Do not waste your time fretting over things that are not worth it. There is enough negativity in the world already. Be the yellow in someone’s life. Offer a smile to a stranger. You never know who you impact and how you impact them. You could save a life by simply choosing positivity.

5. Choose kindness

Open a door for a stranger, pay for the person in line behind you, write a letter to an old friend. The smallest acts of kindness leave the biggest impact on a person’s life. The feeling of joy and fulfillment that you get from one act of kindness can last a lifetime. There is no better feeling than knowing that you were the light in someone’s darkest day.

6. Chase your dreams

If you want to travel, do it. If you want to run a marathon, do it. If you want to eat a full tub of ice cream, do it. You can’t live a life where you are always asking “what if?” Live a life where you are always asking “remember when?” It is all the “remember when’s” that will make for great stories for your children. It’s the “remember when’s” that will bring a smile to your face years later. It is the “remember when’s” that fill your life with joy. Do not spend life regretting things you should’ve done. If you want it, go get it. Things in life won’t be handed to you. The hard work that you are putting in now will be life-changing to you later.

To my future self, never forget the most important things in your life. Remember the people who have gotten you this far; family. Remember the people who have blessed you with so many amazing memories; friends. Remember the man who has woven this successful and fulfilling path for you; God. Remember to be the yellow in a person’s life. Remember that you must work for your dreams, but the outcome will be well worth it. Remember to love unconditionally. Remember that you have changed and will continue to change. Remember, a life lead by kindness and joy is the most fulfilling life you could lead.

Sincerely,

Your Past Self

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If You Were A 90s Kid, You Were More Than Likely To Have These 20 Items In Your Bedroom

You weren't the only thing to glow up... your room did, too.
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Take a flashback. Remember that first room that you got to design? Yeah, probably the one you put together before you were 10, yet you felt as though you were a designer up in that ish. Then you were stuck with it for far too long because your parents didn’t want to help repaint the walls. But seriously, we had some pretty rad trends that made our rooms so comforting to us. Plain and simple was not a thing, I will tell you that right off the bat. So, as you read through these things that you most likely had in your room, just remember that you weren’t the only thing that glowed up… Your room did too.

1. Posters from J-14, Tiger, and all of those popstar magazines.

From the ceiling to the baseboard, you know you had your favorite teen pop sensation. Don’t lie. I had The Biebs. What about you?

2. A phone… that had a cord.

Let’s be real, you knew your parents saw that you were finally mature when you got a phone in your room. What an accomplishment this was.

3. A canopy draped from your ceiling.

Yep, it sure did make you feel like a princess. But let’s not forget that we were also protected from those mosquitos if they were to come get us.

4. Butterfly chairs.

Reclining and getting your homework done in this chair was the best. You felt like you belonged in a magazine.

5. Beads on your door.

Whether they were on your closet door or the main door to your room, you ran through those beads like they were your curtains for the opening show.

6. Bunk beds.

Not sure why we all wanted these because once we got to college everyone gave them a hard pass.

7. Light switch covers.

Whether you painted them yourself or you had the ones that matched the theme of your room, you definitely could NOT have just the plain white covers.

8. Night lights.

Once again, these either matched your room’s theme, or you just had a random light plugged into the outlet. Because you were a big kid and weren’t afraid of the dark.

9. Lava lamps.

You sat and watched this for hours. Honestly, it was the best way to procrastinate on your homework that insisted on you writing a word in cursive 5 times.

10. Glow in the dark stars.

You had these on your ceiling right above your bed, and if you didn’t have a night light you definitely had these.

11. An alarm clock.

HAHA. Why does WalMart even have a section of these anymore? We’ve upgraded to our phone alarms, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the ability to have that snooze button.

12. A boombox.

CDs? Something kids nowadays will not know about unless they go to an antique store. But don’t worry, us ‘90s kids had a boom box and sitting right next to it was our CD case full of options.

13. Squishy pillows.

So you may have had a collection or you may have only had one, but these pillows literally made you feel better. Having these pillows to hold when you got sick was the best thing in the world and ultimately a healer for the time being.

14. Brightly colored walls.

Mine were yellow, what about you?

15. Blow up furniture.

Couches, chairs, bean bags, pretty much anything you could sit in were SO COOL to have. When you had friends over, you had to be sure you had them ready for the party.

16. Bean bags.

They made your hang out room LEGENDARY.

17. Earring holders.

Sitting on your desk or hanging on your wall, these were so cute to have displayed in your room with your spikey earrings on them.

18. A trophy shelf.

You had to show off your swag and talent with your shelf full of your accomplishments. We didn’t have any pity trophies so they were at least legit.

19. Wooden letters.

Only the best way to have your name on your wall. We’ve upgraded to monograms now.

20. Beanie Baby display.

Over time this display evolved to Webkinz, but Beanie Babies were our first love, let’s be real.

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10 Song Lyrics To Give You All The Feels

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We all know how music can be so influential on our lives. Feeling sad, you play a song that you know will make you cry. Feeling angry, Green Day it is. Feeling lovey, pop on some Ed Sheeran.

During a wedding so many songs play that hit so many different emotions. From the processional to the cake cutting, music influences the feels so much.

So, what about the lyrics? What about the words of a certain song that everyone knows? The words that could bring out memories, emotions, tears, laughs...the words that truly can give you all the feels on your big day.

Here are the lyrics that can bring you back to a time, that can make you cry, and make your heart beat a little faster.

1. "Take my hand. Take my whole life too, for I can't help falling in love with you." -'(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You' by Ingrid Michaelson

2. "I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart." -'Ho Hey' by The Lumineers

3. "Come away with me and we'll kiss, on a mountaintop. Come away with me, and I'll never stop loving you." -'Come Away With Me' by Norah Jones

4. "I have died everyday waiting for you. Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years. I'll love you for a thousand more." -'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perri

5. "How long will I love you. As long as stars are above you, and longer if I can." -'How Long Will I Love You' by Ellie Goulding

6. "Loves never come my way, I've never been this far. 'Cause you took these two left feet, and waltzed away with my heart." -'I Don't Dance' by Lee Brice

7. "You're the one thing I can't get enough of. So I'll tell you something, this could be love." -'(I've Had) The Time of My Life' by Jennifer Warnes & Bill Medley

8. "You're as smooth as Tennessee Whiskey. You're as sweet as strawberry wine. You're as warm as a glass of brandy. And, honey I stay stoned on your love all the time." -'Tennessee Whiskey' by Chris Stapleton

9. "I never knew that I could love someone the way that I love you." -'White Dress' by Ben Rector

And, last but not least...

10. "I found a love for me. Darling just dive right in and follow my lead....'Cause we were just kids when we fell in love, not knowing what it was. I will not give you up this time." -'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran

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