Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Letter to myself in 10 years #blogtober14

Helene in Between
Dear 37 year old me,

Sup.

Hope you are well. I hope you are happy, and healthy. 

I hope you have stopped going through your 'down phases' where nothing can pull you back up, because they are no fun. But seriously, I hope you finally figured out how to be positive, grateful and happy.

I hope you are not bored and unmotivated with life, as you seem to get sometimes. Life is so short! I hope you have figured out - really figured out - that it's for living.

I hope you have done something daring, or crazy, like skydiving, or something that you're afraid of, like a cruise. 

I hope you are smiling, because KC loves your smile.

I hope your marriage is wonderful and amazing and happy. I know life isn't sunshine and rainbows all the time, and that relationships require work, and that life changes and people change, and all that jazz. All I want to say is I hope you are both happy, together.

I hope you have finally stopped worrying about your weight and how you think you look, and are just happy with the fact that your body is awesome and strong, and can do so much.

I hope you still enjoy curling up with a good book - reading has always been such a huge part of your life and I hope that never changes. Dare I say, I hope Pride & Prejudice is still your favourite book.

I hope you are patient, kind, graceful, and have finally stopped slouching.

I hope you remember you are beautiful, inside and out, and you have so much to offer the world. Don't ever forget it, and always be your wonderful self.

I hope you look back on your life, all of it, not just the part I haven't lived yet, and smile.

I wonder if you are still blogging? I wonder if you have kids, or more cats? I wonder where you are living, if you ever went back home. I wonder if you are still friends with the girls. I wonder, I wonder, I wonder.

Future me, I hope you love and respect yourself, and your life, your family and wonderful husband, and I hope you're happy. That's all I ever really wanted, anyway.

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41 comments:

  1. Absolutely perfectly written, the last sentence especially!! I hope you smile every day Kristen - KC is right - it's too perfect of a smile not to be shared with everyone!! xo

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  2. That's such a gorgeous letter, I hope your older self gets all you wanted :)
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  3. when i read "dear 37yr old me" and this is a letter to your 10yr old self, my heart dropped because goddamn, i'm older than you 10yrs from now. i had to let that sink in for a bit LOL

    trust me - by the time you hit 37, you will feel SO COMFORTABLE IN YOUR SKIN and you'll laugh at how silly you were to worry what other people thought :)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  4. This is so beautiful! Wow. That last sentence really made my smile :) I hope for all those things for myself too. What a beautiful idea for a post!

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  5. What a beautiful letter, I loved reading this.

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  6. Love this letter! I especially love "have finally stopped slouching." Made me smile that one since I'm the same!! I'm similar to you in that I akso hope in 10 years time I'll be comfortable with my body and stopped worrying about weight.

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  7. Wonderful letter :) I hope it all comes true for you.
    ~Gianni~

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  8. Love it all, especially that last sentence! That's all any of us really want, right?

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  9. I loooooved this letter! It makes me think of what I would write to myself... I need to make a post!
    I love what you said about marriage. I have complete faith that in 10 years you and KC will be in a good place because you do recognize how much work it is to have a good relationship!
    Also, you aren't the only one who experiences those low moments! My husband was recently diagnosed with depression as he couldn't pull himself out of it any longer. It's a scary thought but in all reality, it's been easier on him and our relationship finally knowing what's going on in his brain, with his chemical make up. I'm not saying that you need to be diagnosed or ANYTHING like that, I just feel like it helps to know I'm not the only one who has crappy, dark moments :)
    You are beautiful, inside and out!! xoxo

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  10. Aww LOVE this!!! So perfectly written and I hope you're still blogging so you can update us on your life! :) That last line... so perfect girl! Love it!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  11. you are so sweet and so cute and I love this letter! And I agree with Kathy, I forget you are sooooo young!!

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  12. This is just lovely Kristen! I think things like this make us really look at our lives and realize what's most important! I hope all of these things for you too, and OF COURSE P&P will still be your favorite book! :)

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  13. The last line... love. Hope you get all of this and so much more because you deserve it lady!

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  14. I love this idea of a letter to yourself. I did write a letter to my husband before our wedding that will be fun to read down the road.

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  15. I love your letter, especially the last line! I struggle with positivity too. I hope you get all you wrote about and so much more! :)

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  16. I loved this! So many things I definitely wish for myself too (including to stop slouching so much). 10 years seems so far away but so close at the same time!

    and random: I love how your little picture (I can't think of the name) is a cat! So cute!

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  17. Oooh what a fun idea! Although, part of me things I would laugh so hard at myself doing this... not sure I could pull it off!

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  18. I think becoming comfortable with who you are and how you look is something that comes with age. As we get older, I think we begin to get a more realistic view of ourselves. :) And you are beautiful, inside and out! :D

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  19. This is so beautifully written. I agree with the others I think becoming comfortable with you and in your skin is something you learn the older you get...I'm right there with you on trying to become comfortable in who I am.

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  20. I love this letter and, speaking as someone who is actually is 37, it's great to see what you've placed emphasis on. Especially that last paragraph. It's just perfect.

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  21. I hope when you learn to stop slouching you remind me to stop slouching also. And speaking as someone who is 37, all doable...except, you know, the slouching.

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  22. you nailed it sista!!! love it and love the honesty! xoxo

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  23. Hope the future finds you happy and smiling, it really does look good on you! Always, read it makes you awesome! ;)

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  24. Cool idea to write a letter to your future self. I vote: 2 more cats and 2 kids. And you better still be blogging my dear!

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  25. I know we all think "where will I be in 5, 10, 15 years, or where am I hoping to be" but it's so interesting to try and write that future self a letter. I loved yours, very honest and sweet. I hope you're still blogging, and I hope I am too. :)

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  26. Love this! so fun! The last paragraph made me a little teary !

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  27. What a great letter - I think you should keep this and pull it out in 10 years - it will be a fun little comparison! I feel sure that each year of your life will be full of more happy times!!!

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  28. ahh - why did this choke me up a little bit?
    Hang on - 10 yrs will be here before you know it :)

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  29. Oh my sweet friend, I hope all of these things for you too. This was lovely. And I hope we're friends 10 years from now and I can say I've seen all these hopes come true before our eyes! PS let's go skydiving together :)

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  30. Girl, you look awesome! I definitely hope you aren't worrying about your weight now, or in 10 years! And I REALLY hope you're still blogging. ;)

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  31. That is so lovely:) Hope you'll be happy and blogging;)

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  32. We wrote letters to ourselves in eighth grade, that our teacher mailed to us when we graduated high school! It was sooo weird, but pretty cool too. This kind of makes me want to do that again.

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  33. I love this and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks that a lot of these points can be directed to themselves too. But swapping KC with our own hubby's names, of course. Lol.

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  34. How funny! I just read about a good lesson to do with 1st graders, and it was to write a letter to themselves and open it up at the end of the year. I hope you are able to accomplish everything that you want to!

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  35. Such a great letter to yourself. I have so many of the same thoughts about my older self. Eek I"m going to be 41 in 10 years! that was an awful realization

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  36. This is beautiful! I cannot imagine what life will look like in 10 years....its moving and changing so much so quickly.

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  37. I hope everything you hoped for comes true! This is a great letter!

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  38. I found a paper I wrote when I was graduating college on where I would be in 10 years......I'm almost there and everything was pretty dead on except I didn't get my PhD......nobody has time for that. I love this letter to your future self. Your current self should know she is beautiful and to stop worrying about your weight. You are healthy and fit! xoxoxoxo

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  39. such a lovely letter, I hope it comes true for you! :)

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  40. I love this! I'd tell my 37-year-old self a lot of the same things, and have a lot of the same hope for myself 10 years from now. I hope this all (and more!) comes true for you!

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  41. how cool is it to have this and look back at it in ten years! I hope a lot of the same things for myself too.

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