Writing Prompt: Write a letter to yourself that you will open in six months. Include your current accomplishments and concerns, and remind yourself of one thing from today that you want to make sure "future you" does not forget.
Dear Future Nicole,
Look at you! You have so much going for you. By the time you’ve read this, you’ll be done with your first semester of being Citamard’s historian. This (besides the fact that you’re in college) is your stepping stone to many adventures, so make the best of it!
I’m basically going to break it down for you: when you meet new people/people you think are really awesome and want them to think the same way, you react in one of three ways:
1. You stay incredibly quiet, unaware of what to say/nervous about saying what’s on your mind.
2. You say something/do something, and you immediately start freaking out and thinking that yo
3. You talk. You become *incredibly* “enthusiastic” (nerves on speed), and as such don’t stop talking/act abnormally.
There’s a recurring theme here, and it’s called being nervous about WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF YOU. Honestly, who cares whether people think you’re weird or not? I mean, who isn’t? In fact, I would like to argue that pretending to be something that you’re not MAKES you weird! So, be yourself.
Never give up your happiness. You’ve worked so hard for it, physically, mentally, and emotionally! Keep it up; you deserve it! So keep doing what makes you happy; you’re a very talented person, and you deserve to pursue your dreams! Just remember that you need to focus on the things that will get you there. So don’t get involved in too much drama (unless it’s through theater), and you should be set!
Let go of the people that aren’t worth it, and HOLD ON to the ones that are. You’re going to need friends if you expect to survive this life. With that being said, don’t let any words, from friends, enemies, or acquaintances alike, get to you; cherish the loving words, learn from the constructive criticism, and toss the rest aside.
Stop being afraid; life’s too short for fear.
PS: You won’t find it unless you stop looking for it.
PPS: Did you like how cryptic the PS was? I do. I just hope you remember what it means...otherwise the cryptic message becomes useless. But, I think you will. I’ve got faith in ya, self.