10 Year Text. What Did My Future Self Tell Me? – Day 30

The Prompt:

10 Year Text by Tia Singh

Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine your future self, ie, you 10 years from now. If he/she were to send you a tweet or text message, 1) what would it say and 2) how would that transform your life or change something you’re doing, thinking, believing or saying today?

(Author: Tia Singh)

In my mind, I don’t think my future self would give me too much detailed information. She would just guide me, nudge me towards the right direction.

Take care of your body and soul. Keep focused on your bliss but don’t forget to enjoy the moment. Love, smile, and be alive.

There are times when I wish my 10 years older self would’ve said more. Then again, she would probably know I’m capable of overcoming any obstacle thrown in my way. After all, when I looked at my 10 years younger self, I would also say the same thing. I realized sometimes it’s better to know just enough. Knowing everything, especially everything in the future, is actually paralyzing.

This prompt reminded me again how the present is the most important part of life. That’s the only part where we are, the part where we live our life. Lately I often forget how to be in the moment, worrying about what’s going to happen and regretting some parts that had happen.

So, now I’m going to take a deep breath, smile, and feel the gratitude for my life. With that, I’m going to dive back to my work and inspiration.


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