what parts of your present existence would be a total let down to your 16 year old self (who somehow thought that you would be considerably cooler)?
Only two things:
1. where I live
2. how little I get to use the foreign languages I study
Everything else has been beyond my expectations.
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere
At 25 I'm painting exactly the life picture I planned to paint, if we're speaking in abstract terms (relationship with x kind of guy, move to big metro area, nerd it out and learn a bunch of esoteric things, etc.) instead of detailed plans. Certainly got some curve balls along the way, though! And I expect more are coming.
*You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
*Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
So, I'm a nurse, and want to be a professor to boot! (Both my least favored career choices at the time.)
Your best days are way ahead of you. You can wonder about the future, but never fear the future.
Be cautious around anyone named Shirley. (and I mean ANYONE named Shirley.)
You will have romance sooner than you know, and many people asking you out.
Mom's pretty cool now, she gets better and better every year. Go easy on her.
You are a much better person than you realize.
When you meet Jason, don't take him so seriously, he's going to be around a while, (in fact, I should write to him.)
Large university life is not for you, I guess you'll find that one out the hard way.
You turn out nothing like you had hoped to be. In fact, you don't change much at all, and it's okay.
You won't be poor and wearing good will clothes forever.
Life is worth something. I don't know what it is yet, will get back to you when I do.
Just do the best you can and relax.
It's funny, throughout the course of my life, I have had daydreams about such things. Hanging out with myself, like 3 or 4 others. Even my baby self. Future self, past self, current self, and just being able to teach each other and catch up. (When a teen I always picked a future self in my late twenties/ early thirties in my mind.)
06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box