Self-Love Prompts: Write A Letter To Your Future Self
Self-Love Prompts is a series I started after creating a list of 50 self-love writing prompts. People like you select a prompt that speaks to them, work on it, and send me their response so I can share it with you guys!z
We’re continuing on this series with Jennifer. I’m excited to have her contributing to this series by responding to the prompt, “Write A Letter To Your Future Self” What’s up, Jennifer?!
Write A Letter To Your Future Self
If you’re anything like me today, you probably could use some words of encouragement. Even if things are going wonderfully for you right now, encouragement never hurts. So, keep going. You will find your way through whatever struggles you’re facing, because you are amazing. You may get discouraged and that’s ok. Just don’t stay there, because things will turn around. You’re not perfect, no. But, you are pretty freaking amazing. You march to your own drum, and even though you weren’t sure if that was a good or a bad thing at first, you decided this “marching-to-your-own-drum” is a strength. I know life is hard, but you’re are tough. You will survive and you will keep learning as you go.
I hope life is good for you. I hope you finally found a good job doing what you love. If you haven’t, I’m comforted in knowing that you are a lot closer to finding it than I currently am. And, you’ve learned so much more than I know right now. Your skills have sharpened and I need you to not take that for granted. If you are not where you feel you should be, stay focused, be persistent. Persistence is a great strength we have- keep flaunting it.
Things here are a little shaky right now. John & I are missing Spenser. It isn’t fair that such a sweet life ended so soon. Mom & Dad are driving me crazy. I’m hoping for the best, and trying to remind myself that I am not responsible for either of them. We’ve been missing Grandma for almost a year, now. It’s so strange how long ago that seems. Granddad continues to decline. Life can be so heavy and so hectic. Don’t let it get the best of you. Something I have started to understand is that when everyone and everything around you becomes unstable, you still have you. You, keeping your shit together. You, staying strong. Believe it or not, you are a support to others. You are needed not because others are weak, but because of what you have to offer- because of who you are to people.
I hope you are growing and blossoming. I hope you are thriving, creating art, traveling, relishing nature, and maybe thinking about learning the violin, finally. It’s easy to become stagnant and just simply be overwhelmed by all the other stuff going on, but, please, never stop growing. Remember that life has it’s seasons and take all you can from those times- the good and the bad. Take time to enjoy what you love. Revel in it! You have every right to be happy! Don’t let on-lookers dictate your choices to be happy. Life is too short for that.
Lastly, I’ll end with this: I pledge to take the best care of my physical and mental self so that you can be as healthy and happy as possible. I love you so very dearly, and we both know how hard we have worked to say and mean that- keep it up.
Love and all the best,
March 15, 2017
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Jennifer McGee is a mental counselor residing in Florence, Alabama, where she is a native. Jennifer lives with her husband, John, their cat, Tigger, and dog, Teddy. Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of North Alabama. She hopes to eventually become a proficient art therapist.
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