I bet you weren't expecting a letter from your past self, were you?
Well, you probably were, considering we're the same person and
you'd have to know I was writing you a letter since you wrote it in the
past so I guess you know already what's in this letter, right? Do I even
need to write it? If I don't write it… will that set off a chain of events
that lead to the you who won't read this being someone completely different!?
I've watched 'Back to the Future' far too many times.
Well, I'm going to write it. I guess I can't offer you infinite insight
about your future since I'm writing forward as opposed to back, and I
don't know what the future is going to be like, but I want to reiterate
a couple of things for you that might be weathered by time.
Alrighty, for starters:
a) Zombies will always be awesome. Forever and always. Don't lose your love for the genre, buddy.
b) There's always time. When it comes to projects, the less of it you have, the better! Just, don't give up on something on the count that you feel there's no time for it. If it's important to you, you'll find the time.
c) Those people (they'll be new people in the future – the actors may change but the characters are the same) who tell you 'that's really reaching for the stars' in a condescending tone - don't pay them any mind. They can play it safe if that's what they want but you should give it a shot. Even if you fail you'll know you tried. No regrets, right?
d) You love rock'n'roll. I don't care what form of music appears in 2020 or 2030, no matter how mind blowing it may be – do not lose your love of the classics!
How old are you anyway? 25? 38?
Yes, I know I shouldn't know too much about the future – kind of eliminates the fun of not knowing – but I'm going to ask some stuff anyway.
1) How did you figure out what you wanted to do after school? I'm still pretty puzzled at the moment.
2) Did you dye your hair another colour? Please, please, please, please, pleaaaaaseeee, keep the blonde! I don't know what'd persuade you to lose it but DON'T. We've worked too hard for this!
3) And did you work things out with you-know-who in the end? I really hope so. Yeah, I'm still stuck on that. Some people aren't worth our time but unfortunately we won't find that out until we spend it on them. Hopefully we don't waste too many more hours on people who don't warrant it. Mm.
I hope you appreciate this, future self. It's hard enough writing to the future; I can't really say 'it'll all work out' cuz I don't know if it will.
You've got the better half of this pen-pal fiasco. You can just say, "Remember when you ____? Yeah don't worry about that" or, "You're gonna think ____'s a good idea, but trust me it's not." What can I say really? "Hang in there!"
Well, I have faith in you and I look forward to being you in time! I'm greatly anticipating it so don't let me down!
P.S. if you haven't already, give being a rock star a try maybe? I hear it's a good gig. Never hurts to have a go!
Your dear from another year,
Lisa ~ x