This is a letter to myself at 30, two years from now.
I hope this letter finds you at a happy and successful time in your life. This time two years ago, you couldn’t imagine your life finally coming together like this. Several years ago, you Digby think that you would make it to 30. Life was so different then. But you got some help and found your smile again. You may be in love (hopefully) and you may – *gasp*- be ready to be a mother. You might even be single and enjoying getting to know new people, and spending more time traveling. Regardless of your situation, you’ve finally found your happy place. You no longer wish to have someone else’s life, and you’ve gotten over past disappointments.
You realize that you can do anything that you can put your mind to, and you’ve started work on some of those ideas cooking up in your mind. You’ve decided to live the life that you want, not the one that people want for you. By now you’re in the best shape of your life and learned to accept the things about yourself that you’re not always comfortable with. You know that no one is perfect, but it doesn’t make them any less of a person. You’ve finally stopped surviving, and started living.
You’re still kicking ass at work, whether you’re still in compliance, or if you’ve moved on to another role. You’ve finally finished school and fulfilled your grandfather and stepfathers dying wishes. Took you a little longer than expected, but you finished. I’m sure you feel like you’ve finally finished something that you started.
Hopefully you’ve found someone who appreciates your corny sense of humor, your positive attitude, and your need to tell them how much you love them several times a day. Maybe it’s someone you’ve known for years, or maybe he’s totally new to you. Hopefully they appreciate how you go so hard for the people you love, and that you will do anything to make sure they’re taken care of. It takes you a while to warm up to people, but when you love, you love hard. No matter what you go through, you never stop looking for the best in people. I’m also sure he’ll be happy to clean all of the bathrooms for you ☺. But if not, you have plenty of time for that.
Your 30s are gonna be so dope. The past 10 years was simply practice for the best times of your life. But please don’t turn into one of those people who have to constantly remind younger women of how they won’t get it until they’re over 30. That was super annoying. Lol.
Xoxo – 28 year old Brittany.