Have you ever written a letter to your future self? I’ve done that several times, but I always remember to open them in time, not being as excited about them as I was when I wrote them. I figured I might as well write this letter here as I’m much more likely to see it!
Dear Ronnica 2015,
I have no idea what your life is like, Ronnica 2015. Perhaps your life is closer to my dream future or my practically planned future, but more likely it’s something/somewhere I never thought I’d be. After all, my 2005 self would have laughed at where I am today (and my 2000 self even more so).
If you are married or have kids, don’t take that for granted. Remember well how much you longed for those things when you were me. While I no doubt have no idea the trials that come with life as a wife and mother, I do know that deep inside of me, that’s what I desire. Just as I work now to be content where God’s placed me, work to be content where God has placed you.
And if you’re still single, I know you’re handling it. I have so much still to learn about how to honor God in my single life, and how to balance all the many areas I want to grow in. Hopefully you’re excelling at that better than I am. I hope that you have many more days that you are content than nights that you are not.
Don’t be afraid to love. Hey, I could be writing this for my today self. I know our tendency to be reserved when it comes to friendships. It’s okay to put yourself out there…even if you get hurt. Seek to love others (through word AND deed) as you’d want to be loved yourself.
Though no doubt our interests aren’t quite the same, keep learning. There is so much to know and so much wisdom to be gained. Learn from those who go before us and seek wisdom at God’s mercy seat. Even though you’re 5 years further down the road than I, I know you have so much more room to grow.
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