Angel introduced me to some Brad Paisley songs, and this one called Letter to Me has lyrics that struck me. It’s about how the persona could write a letter to himself in the past, back when he was a teenager to tell him that he should worry less and let it be, even though it’s hard to see it that way when you’re seventeen and you have to stay home on a Friday night to study so you don’t flunk your algebra test.
I wish I could write a letter to myself too. If I could get my 27-year-old self to tell me right now how life will turn out…
I hope she’d tell me that even though I’m terrified of college life being over, I would go on to get jobs I’m actually good at – after several lousy jobs, of course.
I hope she’d tell me that even though I don’t think highly of my own capabilities, I would go on to show myself that I can be independent.
I hope she’d tell me that even though I’ve lost some friends right now, I would go on to make new ones and even one or two special ones.
I hope she’d tell me that even though I don’t have luck in love now, I would go on to find someone who will love me just as much as I him.
I hope she’d tell me that even though there are things I wish I haven’t done in haste, I would go on to realise my decisions were the best for myself at that moment in time.
I hope she’d tell me that even though things look uncertain in my life now, I would go on to make my dreams come true; all I have to do is work hard and just believe in myself.
And you? What would you tell your younger self? Or what would you like your future self to tell you right now?