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?)
This is a lot harder than I thought. Thinking back on the year 2001 brings all kinds of weird memories. Stop looking for comfort in drugs & alcohol because it’s about to get a lot worse over the next couple of years. Stop taking people’s crap. Believe in yourself. Life is about to get really HARD. In the next year you’re going to lose friends, your job, your roommate, your driver’s license, your car, your home & the safety that goes with being an American. But you’ll survive it all and you’ll be able to use all those experiences someday to help others. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
My future self? Stop worrying. Let go and let God. Help others and don’t sweat the small stuff. It might not be easy but for some reason it’s necessary. Use every experience to grow. Love yourself more. Do the next right thing and it will all work out.
Seems a bit generic but I know it’s true. Nothing has ever happened as bad as I feared. And most of those fears were before I got sober and got a Higher Power. Enjoy the good times and perceiver thru the bad times.