Shoutout to @jordanhamilton for tagging me in her card challenging us to write a card to our future selves. Here is mine.
I hope you are living your dream. Not the dream of being skinny and being rich, but the real dream — the one where you have a job you love and you have surrounded yourself with people that make you laugh. I hope you have more than two cats because I will be incredibly disappointed with you if you don't. Look over at your boyfriend or husband and tell him "I love you." There aren't enough days in this life to adequately tell the people you love how you feel about them.
Make sure you take a break every now and then for yourself. Go shopping and pick out something that makes you feel sexy. Go buy your favorite ice cream from the food truck down the street. Make yourself a big pot of pesto spaghetti. Call Mom and go on and on about crazy politicians or talk about the cats that she has. Make sure you call Dad and laugh with him while he tells stupid jokes, even if you don't think they are funny.
I hope you have traveled more of the world. Make sure you go visit places that are out of your comfort zone — that's where you will have the most fun. Enjoy the good food and the good people and the beautiful scenery and make sure to take lots of pictures so you can look back at your fun times.
I hope you have finally met a celebrity in person, and I hope that it was everything that you dreamed it would be. Rachel better have been the first person you called when you met said celebrity. You better still be having Skype sessions where you talk about celebrities and all of her animals. She's weird, but she's amazing and you love her.
And, most importantly, make sure you are having fun. You only get one life and you don't want to ruin it. Yes, you'll make mistakes — some of them may have been huge — but, remember, that it's your life and you need to be happy. Oh, and eat dessert first at least once a week.
You're the best.
Your past self