A New Year’s Eve Letter To My Future Self

Dear Future Me,

I’ve decided to make some changes to benefit you. Past Me also tried to do this, but gave up when it got hard. Change takes time and Past Me thought it was taking way too long. It also stopped being fun pretty quickly. 

I remember the day Past Me decided to take a break because missing one day wouldn’t really matter. Past Me didn’t understand that only made it easier to take a break the next time…and the time after that. It wasn’t long before Past Me simply stopped trying. 

Sadly, I’m paying the price for those decisions. The change I want for you, Future Me, could have been mine if Past Me had stuck with it.

I can’t do anything about that now, but today I can start making changes that will benefit you.

I promise to stick with it even when I can’t see the results. I promise I will make a little progress every day. I wish Past Me had started small and taken the long view. I promise I won’t give up when it gets hard.

And, I know it WILL get hard, but you are worth the struggle on those days.

I want you to be proud of me. I love you and care about you. I won’t let you down.

Sincerely,

Current Me