Letters

Dear 11.5-year-old Me,

Always remember, you never know what’s around the bend. There are always worries, there is always drama, there is always settling–IF you allow those things in your life; but always remember that there are better things. Wait for those, making the most of your current circumstances. Change will come. I promise.

Love,
Future You

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Dear Future Me,

I’m not sure I totally know what you mean, but okay. I’ll try?

Love,
11.5-year-old You

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Dear Almost-12-year-old Me,

See? Didn’t I tell you? It’s pretty great, right? Enjoy it. I know you are, and I’m proud of you for that; but I just want to say it anyway.

Love,
Future You

P.S. Just wait until your birthday!

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Dear Future Me,

Yes, it’s pretty great. You’re really proud of me? I’m writing everything down, all the wonderful things. I have a list. Is that silly? It seems silly, but I don’t want to forget anything!

Love,
Almost-12-year-old You

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Dear 12-year-old Me,

Happy Birthday! Be sure to add your birthday gift to the list! It doesn’t matter if it’s silly; you’ll be glad you made that list, I promise. Even years later when you no longer have that journal or those pages, that list will be etched in your memory, never forgotten. Read it often; and no, that’s not silly! That’s enjoying life!

Love,
Future You

P.S. That birthday gift, however, keep it forever!

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Dear Future Me,

Thank you! For everything! I will keep reading and recording!

Love,
12-year-old You

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Dear 12.5-year-old Me,

Congrats on wrapping up your 6th grade year! How great was it (rhetorical, obviously—I know how great it was)!!! Do me a couple favors, okay?

– Read over & reflect on that list, okay? Know it well.

– Enjoy that baseball game. Cherish every second, so that you’ll always remember, okay?

Love,
Future You

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Dear Future Me,

Wow, what a year, indeed. It was just so wonderful, filled with so many amazing memories! It’s felt like being a princess!

Can’t wait for the game!

Love,
12.5-year-old You

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Dear Princess (aka Almost-13-year-old Me),

I’m sorry; I know it stings a little. However, I am so very proud of you for handling this as you have. I wish I still had your remarkable wisdom; I suppose I have had it, I just haven’t always paid due attention to it like you did. Thank you for that.

Remember, you’re still a princess, and this is still worth remembering.

Love,
Future You

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Dear Princess (Future Me),

It’s okay. I do know it’s for the best, and I am thankful for the past year. It’s meant a lot, and I hope it always does.

Oh, and remember that YOU, Future Me… are still a princess. That hasn’t changed, just in case you weren’t sure.

Love,
Princess (aka Almost-13-year-old You)

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Dear Princess,

Thank you. Sometimes reminders are helpful.

Oh, and by the way, give it another year. Another unexpected surprise awaits. It will help things to settle a little better. It won’t seem like much to anyone else, but it will mean a lot to you. Be patient.

Love,
Princess

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Dear Princess,

You’re welcome. I know.

I trust you, and I remind you of the same…

Be patient. You never know what’s around the bend!

Love,
Princess

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