I hope you are all having a fabulous start to the new week!
I'll be a busy bee in class all day, so I'll leave you with my submission to Lauren's Letters to Me Campaign. The campaign involves writing a letter to a former self from your current perspective. What would you tell a past self knowing what you've learned since then?
When I first saw her campaign, I thought it was an amazing idea. So of course I joined in! :) I wrote a letter to myself based upon who I was before I found my new healthy!
Check out my letter here.
Or if you're feeling too lazy to click the link, here it is ;)--
<3 Stefanie (from the present day)Dear Stefanie of the past,
I wish I could show you how happy you would be if you would just grab life by the horns and start living! I want you to know that sleeping away your days does not solve your problems, nor does it make you any less accountable for the decisions you make. Alcohol will not take away the unhappiness either, in fact it will only make things worse.
I wish I could tell you that the solution to your depression could be summed up in two simple words: GET MOVING. You will soon know that it is exercise, not laziness, and it is nourishing whole foods, not drive-through joints, that will bring you to the exact point at which you wish to be. Stop looking for that magic pill or that “easy way out” and make your life what you want it to be. It will take trial and error, success and failure, but you will get there.
I wish I could tell you that this often-said phrase: “I can’t run and I never will,” will be so false that you’ll look back and laugh! I wish I could tell you that the one form of exercise you’ve avoided your entire life would become one of your favorite hobbies. And not only a hobby, but a true love.
I will tell you this: when your dreams become your reality, they will be worth more than their weight in gold. Happiness is not the end-all, happiness is the journey. The journey is never-ending, dynamic, and fluid. But you’ll be okay with that, because it’s YOUR journey and you will own it!
Live each day as if it were your last. Take nothing for granted. Live, laugh, and love beyond words.
<3 Your Future Self
If you were to write a letter to your former self, what would you say? Join in on the campaign! :)