sometime ago while browsing in a bookstore i came across this book, what i know: letters to my younger self. it is a collection of letters written by admirable women to themselves if somehow someway they could speak with themselves in the full knowledge and wisdom of what they know now. this struck me as a darling idea. boy if we can share some of the lessons learned and insights gained in the present with ourselves say fifteen twenty years ago.
the book and the idea stayed with me and i finally picked it up today not only with the idea of indulging in the wisdom of these ladies, but also with the idea of writing a few letters to myself, so i'll begin that tomorrow. while i'm in the midst of writing and seeing what this might look like, along the way... please feel free to add your ideas to this project. are there somethings that you could share with your twenty year old self? i'm already thinking along the lines of advising myself when i was 19/20 to focus. and too to remind myself to have fun and not worry so much. already the ideas are circling so we'll see what that looks like.
i had a best friend for about thirty years, we grew up together. i said to him once that i love the idea that he has known me in all my stages thus far. he has known me as a girl, he knew me when i was 16, when i was 26 and ahem... on and on... i'm already getting sentimental in connection to loving myself and imagining looking into the eyes of the girl i was when i was 19 years old. can you imagine? what are you thinking about dear you when you were 19, or the age you wish to speak to yourself at? love letters to ourselves.