Yesterday Debt Ninja proposed the idea of writing a letter to ourselves in 10 years… here is my attempt at mine:
SS4BC of 10 years from now,
Ten years, I can’t believe you’re almost forty! How time flies! I hope that you’ve gotten a lot done in these past 10 years.
First off, are you happy? Did you live your life such that you have no regrets? Did you take full advantage of each day you were given and each opportunity that you had? I hope that you have, since our days are fleeting and we only get one shot at them.
By now you’re probably a full professor at some university. I hope that your research is going well and that you still love what you’re doing. You were very anxious about being a professor 10 years ago, I hope that you find it was the best career decision you could have made. Is it worth all the effort you put into it?
How about your love/family life? I truly hope that you have found someone who understands you, who you can travel through life with, who knows your hopes and dreams and shares them with you. Maybe you have kids, maybe you don’t. But I hope at least that you found a partner that is your equal who brings out the best in you and you bring out the best in.
Are you volunteering regularly? You know that you love doing it, so I hope you have carved out a special place in your life to help those who haven’t been so blessed.
How has living 100% credit free gone? Did you give this up on the first sign that you REALLY wanted a house? C’mon, fess up!!!
I know that these past 10 years have presented you with some trying situations, ones that I cannot even begin to comprehend, but know that you have people in your life that love you no matter what. When you think you are alone, you’re not. When you think you cannot stand, you can. When you’re afraid of quitting, don’t. Everything will turn out okay. If there is anything we’ve learned from the first (nearly) 30 years, it is that life somehow always works itself out.
Please keep me safe, I hope that you’re still exercising and keep us healthy. I want to live a good, long life. You know how afraid we are of dying young because of mom and our brother, let’s remember to stay on track with our physical healthy, even though it seems like a last priority sometimes.
I do wish you all the best SS4BC of the future… and I hope that I can do everything in my nature to get you where you need to be!
Love you and see you in 10 years!!
What would you write in a letter to yourself 10 years from now?