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I Want You to Write a Letter to Your Future Self

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Dear future Sophie. Don’t become another

    causality of society. Don’t get married, have kids and be another typical housewife. Be different. Live life to the fullest. Get out more. Stop staying alone at home all day. Get out and live your life. Meet your soul mate, make friends. Travel the world. Meet new people...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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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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    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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    Dear future self, We

    both know that pointless niceties mean nothing to us. So, I'll get straight to the point. What have you done? Can you honestly say that you're happy with the path your life has taken you? Down an endless spiral that only you and I could imagine? Or have you rescinded from the...
    PianoChan PianoChan 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 16-17, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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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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    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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    Dear future self, I hope

    that you are a person who is nicer than me, a person who gets better grades, and a person who has reached your goal weight. I hope you have a guy by your side that you really love. I hope you have found your passion. From, Me
    akatherine17 akatherine17 13-15, F Nov 10, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response May 3, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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: I am wiser

    and a bit mature. I hope you will have a good life.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Oct 24, 2014

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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 26-30, F May 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 Older Me, don't ever let yourself stray

    from who you are. I want you to keep your head high and stay dedicated to what you love. Don't let others tell you how to live your life. Be confident. Be as verbose as you want in you writings! Find what makes you happy, because what else is there to live for if you aren't even...
    Kivaria Kivaria 13-15, F Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    Dear older Me, Wow you made it!

    you're still alive, and that was already an achievement! you know what? its never too late/early to start a new life, forget what other people say, just follow yer guts. I LOVE YOU! :)
    wereuniverse wereuniverse 16-17, F Apr 16

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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, M Feb 22, 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 3 Responses May 23, 2012

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    Dear Old Old Man, I see all your own teeth

    are gone now, buddy. Do you really believe what I hear you thinking as you totter tremulously there in front of the shaving mirror - that that sparkly new set of false gnashers they've given you makes you look ten years younger, that those snow white wisps of hair render you...
    percolatinglightly percolatinglightly 51-55, M Dec 15, 2014

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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 16-17, F Sep 5, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 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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    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, 2014

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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 22-25, F 1 Response May 7, 2011

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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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    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 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 1 Response Nov 21, 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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    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 4 Responses May 6, 2012

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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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