Although I'm only 20, I feel like I have already lived 100 different lives. I was not the same person I was at age 5, 15, or even now at 20. Even though I miss the simpler days, I can honestly say that I am glad to be able to feel that I am growing positively and progressively as the years go on. Feeling satisfied with my personal development is something that I definitely do not want to lose. Here is a letter to my future self; a person that will be different yet the same. I will hopefully be better and more mature in many different ways. I hope to be able to come back and appreciate this reflection.
Dear future self, I hope you are still as satisfied with life as I am right now in my 20's. Right now, I am realizing that life is about keeping family first, maintaining my friends and having a meaningful career. As I push myself to the most extreme of my limits, sometimes I feel exhausted but I often think of you, future self, and of the greatness I want you to be.
Many times, I try to stop myself from feeling lonely. Lately, however, I realize that I will probably not have as much alone time in the future as I do now. I then result to investing more in myself, my family and relationships and towards my future self. I often write my aspirations and dreams and store them away so that you can find them in the future and appreciate them as well. Even if you don't live up to those aspirations, I hope you don't lose the drive that I've worked too hard to preserve in the present moment. Failures come and go, but the will to love life should not.
Future self, I hope you can somehow look back at this and feel a sense of growth and love. I wish you all the best.