Dear Self, you have a great ass

April 24, 2010

Where are you right now? Are you where you thought you’d be? Are you wondering how you got to where you are? Do you look back to your former self and want to tell yourself not to quit your dream of being a doctor? or to warn yourself to not fall in love with that guy who is just going to break your heart? A friend SuperstarNanna recently put out a series of tweets to her High School Self, among them, this gem: “Dear HS Self: Don’t hate on your body, you’re about to get voted to the “best ass” list by the seniors.”

If you want to follow the tweets, search #gimmeacall In honor of @SarahMlynowski & her new book.

I’m at a place where I’m pushing and supporting my spouse in their dream and shaping my own dream. I ran across a writing exercise that says to fully realize a dream you should write a letter to your current self from your future self – the self that is living the dream, YOUR dream, in vivid detail. That the more we have a true vision of this dream, the more our brains will start seeking out things that will make that happen. No, no I’m not about to go all “The Secret” on you. You can’t wish stuff into existence, but you can clearly focus and define your goal, and it’s proven that when you write down a goal, you are 16,000 times more likely to actually succeed. (okay I don’t know the real statistic, but that sounds about right to me). I like the idea of future selfs writing to us now. Can you see future Jane Lynch from Glee writing to her former self 5 years ago telling her she would be a Madonna impersonator? Or my grandma writing to tell herself she’ll quit smoking after doing it for 40 years? or my friend writing herself 2 years ago saying in 2010 she would give birth to her daughter in the truck outside the ER?

What does your future self have in store for you? What would a letter to yourself today look like from from your future self? Share away people, I want to know!

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