“And you cannot move at all in Time, you cannot get away from the present moment.” ~H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
December 21 – Future Self
Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?) (Author: Jenny Blake) [The #reverb10 project.]
All I know is this…
I’m so tense and stressed out right now that were I to swallow a piece of a coal… I would probably poop out a diamond.
I can only hope that in five years a lot of the contributing factors to that tension will be non-issues but I’ll probably still need the same reminder: RELAX! Frankie has commanded it.
[Lordie… My pop culture references are an age giveaway. Totally!]
Speaking of age…
I did write a letter to my past self this year. "Dear Beth" was addressed to my sixteen-year-old self so, ahem, yeah, that was twenty years ago.
Writing a letter to me at age 26… ten years ago… would be far simpler. I see no purpose in elaborately detailed exposition therefore my letter would be trimmed down to a note:
But, seeing as I have neither H.G. Wells nor Doc Brown to assist me in transporting myself or a letter into the past, I choose to continue living out the consequences of my past decisions to the best of my ability and with as little regret possible.