In the past few years, things really happened so fast. It seems like it was only yesterday when I first entered high school, experienced my first heart break, landed in NZ, etc. I want to dedicate today's post for myself - 3 years from now.
Dear Gia (23 year old version),
Before you start reading this, I would like to greet you a happy birthday! You just turned 23 today and this is my special gift to you. I don't know if you regret sending this letter or not but whatever...grab a nice cup of Swiss Miss to keep you company. If you already have a boyfriend by this time, then screw the hot chocolate.
If you're reading this now, I hope you're doing just fine. Right at this moment, you just finished watching Pretty Little Liars (Season 3, episode 14) and you're listening to 'Always Returning' by Brian Eno...which inspired you to write this letter.
You started many things and commitments in the past few months, with a lot of encouragement from people of course. I hope that by the time you read this, you're still doing the things you love because you truly enjoy it. You have given so much dedication and energy into these things, so I wish that it all worked out for you in the end. If for some reason, you stopped doing it, then this is a sign. Take this letter as a sign that you should re-consider picking up what's left of it. Those things helped you go through the hardest days, so at least give it another shot.
Right now, you have a lot of questions in mind. You still haven't got the proper closure that you wanted and you're still hoping that you will get it someday. By the time you read this, I hope your mind's already at peace. I hope you've learnt to let go of all the negative things that you once thought were good for you. Right now, you're still having a hard time accepting all the sudden changes that happened in the last couple of weeks. I know that time heals everything, and I hope that by the time you read this, time has already done the healing.
Hopefully, you've already graduated uni by the time you received this email. If not, then this is a sign that you should just drop everything and run off from your student loan. Be a damn prostitute or something, you're wasting your time ffs!
After reading this letter, please take a moment to reflect and see how far you've gone. Maybe you're rolling your eyes, or laughing like a hyena, I don't know. But remember this: 3 years ago when you wrote this whole thing, these words meant a lot to you.
PS: RIGHT NOW, you have all the material things that you could ever wish for - you bought them in the year 2012. But it sucks that the thing you really WANT the most (at this very moment) cannot be bought with money. I hope that by the time you read this, you already found what you're looking for. I hope you're happy.
Enjoy your birthday, you just turned 23 - your favourite number.
Gia (19 year old version)
Now, it's YOUR turn. If you want to write a letter to your FUTURE self, here's the link.