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I Want You to Write a Letter to Your Future Self

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    Hey Buddy

    How's that box you're living in? Listen, I know you're probably really upset with me right now for betting it all on twenty one instead of something with higher odds at winning like black or oddly enough... Odds, but heres the thing... I had a really good feeling about that...
    ThatKidInTheAvi ThatKidInTheAvi 26-30, M Sep 13, 2013

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    High Hopes

    Dear Future Me, I hope that by now you've found a way to get past your fears and inhibitions...past your insecurities. I hope you're successful and have finally become the adult that you should be now. I hope that your parents are still alive and you have finally gained the...
    BeautyEvolving BeautyEvolving 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    Dear Future Me

    Dear Christina, Even though I know you might not read this when you are older, I'm just gonna write it if you decide to change later in the future. Life will always be hard, I tell you and all your little fantasies about being an adult will be over. You are just 13 and if you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27, 2013

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    Dear Future Jay

    Dear future Jay,I want you to look back and this moment and laugh.I want you to forgive the people that hurt you, forget the sorrow and pain and just remember the occasional happiness.I want you to keep fighting and not turn twisted and cold, don't let life win.I want you to stop...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 23, 2012

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    Be A Butterfly Jamie Lee.......................................

    Dearest Jamie Lee, From Childhood’s hour you have not been as others were – you have not seen as others saw – you could not bring your passions from a common spring! Each day you lived a lie. Yours was a life of deceit. For, you were forced to wear a mask, to be an actor on...
    JamieLee1 JamieLee1 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    To P.O. Box 2038 Future Beth House.

    Dear Beth, Oh god! I just had the most frightening thought today! ! Earlier, I wrote a letter which told you all the things that I want for you . . for us. I said I wanted you to be genuinely happy and at peace with yourself. But oh my gad Future Beth, what if you're not. What if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    Dear Me, A Month From Now, A Year From Now, And On Into The Future

    You are really hard on yourself! Every time you read this, you better be a little easier than you remember you were when you wrote this. Sometimes you are too easy on yourself, sometimes too hard.  You were trying to love unconditionally, I hope every time you read this that you...
    Icarus2006 Icarus2006 51-55, F 2 Responses May 3, 2011

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    Dear Future Self

    Dear Future Self, Now that you are older and wiser, surely you have come to the realization that all of your trials and tribulations have been for a reason. You spent so many years putting others before yourself only to find that those other individuals really never cared for or...
    heartprotection heartprotection 41-45, F 1 Response May 5, 2011

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    Dear Self,

    Congratulations on making it this far in life. No not really, I knew if you got your head out of your behind, you would make it! I hope you have found what you are looking for in life. Did your other half arrive yet? Or is he still stuck in that darn tree? You still a cat lady...
    BelievingButterfly BelievingButterfly 22-25, F May 19, 2013

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    Dear Future Me. Read This When You're Older, Like... 30's, 40's Please?

    I won't write a long letter, as I can't be bothered at the moment (by the way, I hope that's something you sort out... (laziness, I mean :3 )). All I want to say is: I hope you're in the right place, where you want to be. I hope you make the right choices. I hope you're happy...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    Dearest Mel

    Dearest Mel,  This letter has been a long time coming. You know that there is no one on earth that knows you as well as I do. I know your faults and strengths alike. I know your dreams, your goals and your highest aspirations.  Life hasn't always been easy and that's a good...
    lovelife2themax lovelife2themax 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    To My Future Self At 48

    Lilly: Please leave your work and set out at once after reading. Meet me up where you were at 22. Take me with you. You know where I am. Sincerely, Lilly
    lillyep lillyep 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    Here Goes...

    Dear Rin. I dont know how youre doing. I hope youre doing well. I hope you have mustered up all your courage to go see a doctor, or atleast stopped keeping it all for yourself. If youre still hiding it, thats okay. I understand. I would love to write a long and meaningful...
    FatesNegate FatesNegate 16-17, F Jun 23, 2013

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    Greetings, Future Dash!

    You're probably dead by now. I sincerely hope that our/your mortician straightened our hair like we wanted. I wonder where we shall be buried. Somewhere cold. We like the cold. I'm sorry for everything I did to you, even though you deserve it, since we can't make up our minds...
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 Feb 22, 2013

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    Are You Happy?

    Dear AdieI'd love to know what you're upto. Coz I have no frikkin idea.I've always been so indecisive. No ambition, Aimless....lost. I hate it but I feel so helpless sometimes.  I'm sorry I didn't make plans for you...I've always been so confused. Or is it that you aren't really...
    Forrestgump93 Forrestgump93 18-21, F 1 Response May 7, 2011

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    Dear Future Me,

    Always show people you love how much you love them. Do random acts of kindness. Be beautiful and take time out for you time. Love your husband, and if he doesn't love you talk to him about it straight up and then decide what to do. Follow your heart. Love your children...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Dear Future Me,

    I hope as you are reading this you find that you are in a safe and happy place. I hope you are surrounded by love. I hope you have a handsome husband and lovely kids. I hope that you are living in a beautiful place and are continuing with your passion for art. I hope you have an...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F May 3, 2013

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    To Myself,

    Dear Nick, Times maybe tough for you, but you WILL pull through it. Just remember all that you have gone through growing up, from your school life, to your first girlfriend. I would not be writing this if I didn't believe in you, even if it is yourself.
    NDR1987 NDR1987 26-30, M Jan 14, 2013

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    Dear Me....

    Dear M,Today im writing you a letter to tell you how i feel today on the 17th of May 2012. I want you to learn from the wrong things you did now, and make yourself better in the future. Today you deleted a number of your phone of the future and passion that you thought you wanted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 17, 2012

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    Dear, You.

    Dear You. You have already gone through a lot when you were young, you have been abandoned by some friends, have been abandoned by some loved ones, but you stood strong through everything. So when something bad happens to you, don't even think of hurting yourself..Sincerely...
    SourPire SourPire 18-21, M 1 Response May 8, 2011

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    You Are Here

    Dear me, I want to commend you for having the spirit and courage to push through. When in darkness your searched for a glimmer of light, when down and out you never left my side, you loved me when no one else would. Because of you I am here standing tall as One. One life one...
    Calviv11 Calviv11 36-40, F May 8, 2013

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    Hmm. Dear old soul, If you are reading this,

    then I am dead. But were you ever really going to listen to past experience anyway. You know, the voice of reason. Cause I could tell you a thing or two in regards to perpetual mistakes. Funny thing about that, the more you stay the same the more things never change. Get it...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Everything Will Always Be Ok . . .

    Dear Future Me, Remember when I told you years ago that everything going to be ok . . . See! Everthing turned to be ok . . . You married the guy you always dreamed about . . . have a adorable kids and living a happy life. . . I told you so before because I trust God and...
    Rodwali Rodwali 31-35, F Nov 7, 2012

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    Dear Self

    I need for you to pull yourself together. I know you loved him and he let you down, but it's time to move on. I know he meant a lot to you. and he was your world. But, he hurt you. He dragged you along like their was really was going to be a future for the two of you, and then...
    melissamoo melissamoo 18-21, F Apr 24, 2013

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    To: P. O. Box 2038 Future Beth Apartment.

    Dear Future Beth, The first time you wrote a letter like this you were a freshman in high-school. You wrote that you will name your future daughter Aida. You didn't know why you liked the name, but you just did. However, in high-school, you met a girl named Aida. Then you found...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    Remember

    i hope you get this, michael.. i don't know if you would listen to what i have to say. but if your not too busy to remember how you used to be, or what it was like to think as your twenty year old self, read my letter.   remember that i have goals, wishes to come true, i...
    PrinceAdonis PrinceAdonis 26-30, M 8 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    Dear My Future Self..

    You're now where you always dreamed to be. You got your own place , and you got your mum the house she always dreamed of. You got the job you always wanted a psychologist. You achieved your goal.. you are helping all those people that are suffering from mental health illness...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Cut Back On Work

    I am so glad that you finally found an affordable way to cut back on the amount of responsibility you had at your biz.  Now you have so much more time for yourself and your grandchildren & other relationships.  I am sure you must be happy to get that part of your...
    biscuits biscuits 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2009

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    Hello Self!

     You'd be about, what, seventy years old by now, right?  Yes, I thought so. Tell me, what would you say to the younger you about education courses? What classes and schools would you recommend for me to go to to prepare to be like you?  And how old were you when...
    whatever223 whatever223 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2009

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    Dear Self

    Try to look in the mirror today, and remember back to this day when you first wrote this letter. Remember the sound of the rattling fan in the background, even though you were cold. Remember how loose your clothes were, and how heavy the eyeliner was around your eyes. Remember...
    trytostealthisname trytostealthisname 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Hello My Dear,

    you turned 30 today so I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! to you my three years and a few weeks older self. I guess when you read this it will feel so awkward as I know that you always think your own thoughts are so silly and stupid. But maybe you can appreciate that you made this...
    expressionist expressionist 26-30, F Oct 7, 2010

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    Dear 18 year-old Jasmin,

    I hope that you've gotten your poo together 'cause if you still haven't, try harder. As of this time, your still awake pass your bedtime but it's okay, since it's a friday. I have tons of questions for you like on how everything is going, what have you decided for your future...
    imjustateenager imjustateenager 13-15, F Sep 5

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    Make Peace

    Dear Sylph I was where I was meant to be yesterday I am where I am meant to be right now I will be where I am meant to be tomorrow Make peace with that. I was who I was yesterday I am who I am now I will be who I can be tomorrow Make peace with that. What happened yesterday is...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 6 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Dear S.

    Very often, there comes a point in life at which the love you once held for a person becomes the very source of your pain. And in that instance--in the throes of that emotion--it is easy to scold yourself for having loved. .. Don't. Sincerely, - Yourself.
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 58 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    Hi, Its Me From The Date 13-9-2013

    What can the past write to the future, the past is always carried into the future one way or the other , i think. So what can i send you....and what i can ask of you in return , i doubt you can send a letter back to me. You know what, writing to you is pointless, but there is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 13, 2013

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    To My Dearest Self,

    you haven't forgotten, have you, how beautiful this life can be? are you writing, dear? are you creating? don't forget how precious and precarious this all is. don't become complacent, love. i want you to remember that you were happy, strong and beautiful. you brightened peoples...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    Small Steps

    Hello future self I hope you have learned alot about life, including not worrying so much,having more fun,being able to relax,and learning to forgive and forget.Holding grudges can't be good for you. Have you paid off the big credit card debt? Have you gotten a better job? You...
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    Dear Self,

    You might be dead before you get the chance to read this but watever. So.....how'd the debate go? I'm guessing you were the bomb! Ok who am I kidding I thought you were probably going to mess this up again. Lolz, sorry about that. But just think, you have had so many embarrasing...
    DewDropsontheGrass DewDropsontheGrass 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Dear Zombie Me,

    In case you ARE a zombie, let me humor you in your native tongue. Brains! Brains brains brains. Brains? Brains, brains brains, "Brains brains brains brains; brains brains." Brains...brains brains brains brains brains brains brains. Now, if you're not a zombie: good job for...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F Jun 4, 2011

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    Dear Pippa I hope you are happy.

    I hope you have a good relationship and lots of genuine friends. I know your life will have been tough. But know that its for ur sake I'm fighting through now. So you'll have a chance at a better life. I love you Me
    pippadwight pippadwight 13-15, F 1 Response May 28

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    The New Beginning

    In a few years I want to be a father of my children ,I want to give them the best life possible with my wife I must yet find. I want to be charming and supportive to my family and all together a happy family. To get there I gotta keep doing what I'm doing. Now and I have faith...
    hopeornotyet hopeornotyet 31-35, M Jun 17, 2013

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    To the Meeh In 10 Years...

    Dear Me... Your young now... Still learnin your way... You've come so far and I am proud of you... By the time that I read this letter again... I want to have a carrer, family and maybe even some kid(s) <<gosh doesnt every women went the house and kids>>...
    MsJuicyBoo MsJuicyBoo 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2009

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    A Letter To My 16-year-old Self.

    Hey, Corey. It's me/you. I/We/You are 22-years-old now. Six years have passed. I want you to read this. First things first. Love yourself. Don't ever stop loving yourself. You'll struggle with this a lot during the next few years. There will be times when you will hate...
    coreysvogel coreysvogel 22-25, M Jan 6, 2013

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    A Hope For My Future Self

    Dear Self, It’s me... younger you if you wondering So how life treats you so far? Do you already on top of the place that you so ambitiously set your heart and mind? Or do you stuck in a place that you grow to hate with each passing day? Do you finally find a man who match...
    charmingpurple charmingpurple 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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    Future

    Dear Charlie, I doubt you will read this but I can hope at the least for a start that you are still alive and have not opted to kill yourself due to everything you do not have. I hope you can be happy with what you have achieved in the last few years and to be happy with what...
    Breathe6 Breathe6 22-25, M Mar 29, 2013

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    I used to have dreams

    for you, until you burned nearly every bridge of opportunity you had. You were brilliant -- the type that should've won a full scholarship to an Ivy League. Who throws that away for some guy? It takes an astounding amount of insecurity and desperation to quit everything because...
    ali1993 ali1993 18-21, F Apr 15

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    A Letter To My Older Self

    Dear Older Juliet, Remember when you were young at your mother said you can have ice cream in a little bit. Did that ever come? I really hope that people like me like they do now. Am I cunning? Am I cute...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Apr 8, 2013

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    LIFES Loser

    DEAR LOSER WHATS WITH THE STUPIDITY WHY CANT YOU BE TOLD. iF YOU HAD LISTENED TO ME TEN YEARS AGO YOU WOULD NOT BE HERE NOW...WHY HAVENT YOU DONE ANYTHING YOU SAID YOU WOULD WHY CANT YOU STICK TO THE PLAN. OHHH AND WHATS WITH ALL THE CHOCOLATE NOW LOOK AT YOUR BUTT!.
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Dear Johnny

    I don't have time to write you an adequate letter right now… but I can't wait to sit down and tell you all the stuff you need to remember in the future. This way you don't have to learn the same lessons over again.
    JohnnyDough JohnnyDough 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Letter To The Future Me

    Dear future me, you're really pretty. I know you're probably ashamed of the present me due to my being an absolute waste of human life, but y'know, I'm glad that when I become you I'll be a famous author. You are awesome and I'm glad my future is bright.
    IzunaCelestia IzunaCelestia 16-17, F Nov 8, 2013

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    5th January 2014- Dude the new year has

    started. Now if anything has changed by the time you read think to yourself why. Have you changed? Have other changed? Was it for the better? Also to keep the memory alive (You + Chris) since the summer of 2012. You both have come this far. Keep it going forever <3 Accept...
    BringMeTheCake BringMeTheCake 16-17, F Jan 5

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    Dear Mercedese, I hope by

    now you've FINALLY gotten through your last year if anesthesia school and is finishing up your residency by now. Hopefully by now you have gotten the balance in your life that you need to be successful inside and outside of your career. You should be in some sort of relationship...
    futureCRNA futureCRNA 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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