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Dear Future Me,

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!

Best Wishes,

Your dear from another year,
Lisa ~ x
For this contest [link] which I thought was nifty idea! If you have something you'd like to say to future-you or teen-you, give it a go! :la::heart:

Couldn't write to my teen-self, cuz I am my teen-me haha. Hard enough writing to the future, you can't really say 'it'll all work out' cuz you don't know if it will. Just gotta keep on praying I guess :P :heart:

I think actually, it goes well with it's like the opposite!

Hope you like it! :) ~

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:iconglodude:
glodude Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hello this is you in da future. ya fucked up.
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Deaths-Pet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
lol I've written a letter to myself from the Future too. Trippy how things turn out
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SwiftFlight1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG ITS GREAT!
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BerylliumArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student
I've done this before, but generally I don't listen to my past self. I generally don't agree with my past self in general.
But then that raises the question...will my future me like the me I am now? Is that the goal, to be the person you'll look back at and be proud of?
Sorry...Just got me thinking. Nice entry, by the way!
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Kritone Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Unless there's a zombie apocalypse... I :heart: it though. I'm going to try it!

I kinda know what you mean, that's why I get in trouble sometimes ^^;

I'll find something like "Dont be a stik n da mud, let yor haiwer get wanbled" *red crayon*
Or "No Be A MEANIE!!!" *purple marker*
Or $6.00 I found in Strawberry Rose's arms *stuffed monkey*
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ChrissietheArchen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear future me...
Do you still like ice cream
the joy of running
and my friends scared screams
Can you still roar
Or are you quite boring?
With boys flogging your mind
and constantly saying 'moar!'
Or are you in England
where i wanna be
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   General Artist
So very heartwarming!
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WindsnapPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dear future me,
Be happy. Nothing else matters.
Remember writing that? Well don't you forget it :)
Loads a love,
x x x x x Lucy of the Days Gone By x x x x x
ps - you've got ocd, so what? Be proud of it, you mental little b*tch!

:iconfunnyplz:
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wiwriter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
You like zombies?
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:iconnotesfromyahaira:
NotesFromYahaira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I love it!
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Eternal-Skye Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
" Some people aren't worth our time but unfortunately we won't find that out until we spend it on them."

So true...

I love it. :icongreatjobplz:
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monstermanga1022 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist
mmm hm.
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:iconmealoil:
mealoil Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
LOVE IT!!!
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:iconveronicle:
veronicle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
could i borrow the moving gif you have for this literature piece? i promise to copyright you
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SoraLove Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Funny and cute! Makes me think I should write one for my future self. Something to look forward to.
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NomadSage Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
How wonderfully creative and downright awesome!
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imke14 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is cool! I'll give it a try sometime too :D
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megana760 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
whoa are all these peeps reading this blondes who have finisshed school loving rock and roll like me, ahem personally?
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abhas1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this so much!! *teary eyed* Your present self is very awesome. :)
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lhmz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
then what if you die :|
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JellyfishSlayer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's funny. When I was an adolescent, I occasionally wrote letters to myself in my journals to remind me not to lose sight of what was important to me. I'm in my twenties now, and sometimes I find old letters slipped between pages of books as a friendly reminder to enjoy the little things in life. This Deviation made me smile, great work. I wonder what you'll think of it in the future?
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Wicked71 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
That was bad ass! I loved it! loved the "Zombies will always be awesome. Forever and always". is brillant!
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Swirledinator Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I found this incredibly cute and adorable. <3
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hikariartista Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool.
I can imagine the way you can keep being yourself, reminiscing by the time you read this again in the future...
This is so emotional. Thank you :)
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stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
this is so cool. itd be cool if you could read this when you get to be that age. i think ill do this too! ^^
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VriskaThorn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
That's amazing!
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hnji Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely
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EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This has been a truly emotional piece.
Thank you.
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Angelcakes21 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OUO
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NeverGirlz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This has got to be one of the coolest things I have ever had the privilege of reading!
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animeartist8315 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
BACK TO THE FUTURE!!!! :iconhellzyeahplz:
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MissJagermeister Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
"Zombies will always be awesome." yes, always remember that!
i love the style of this letter. you're smart and funny :)

yesterday i read a letter i wrote to myself some years ago, but it wasn't as good as this! now i have to try again!
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oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Teen me would hate me for life if he ever found out how I turned out
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SachaWatson Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Like it
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maxridefanatic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your letter made me cry. :') I hope you won.
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TechnOkami Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Is it bad that I thought of this song when I saw the title of this piece? [link]
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PeytonJune Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Great idea!
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Sabinalibertad Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Great idea, and beautiful letter ! it made me think about some things I should change about myself such as giving up on things just because I think there' s not enough time.
Follow your heart.
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AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have also seen a particular time traveling moving far too many times~ ^^
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KaibaKitty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Cute and clever! I really like it. It's sincere and sweet, and definitely looks like contest winning material! (I entered too after I saw your entry :3 ) Best of luck!
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grace-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Artist
all my letter from my future self says is W
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ProfessionalPuppy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
your letter and the guy responding to his 12 year old self video has inspired me to try something like this, if I weren't so lazy
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azuregundam Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Im not really the writer type:/ ....but i think i may try this
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SilentMockingbird7 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You, miss, are a very charming person. ^_^
I love the idea! I love the honesty and sincerity in your writing
Maybe I'll give it a go. ;P
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I seriously need to do this! :)
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synnworld Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I so gotta do this now.
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GunMetalX-21 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I actually feel like writing to the future me now :x
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SteamBerry Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>.< Epic I love it so much !!! Great idea !
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:icondontforgetthepickles:
Haha this is awesome! Great work!
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