Thursday, March 21, 2013

the letter

This was taken about two weeks before I wrote the letter.
During my senior year of high school, I had to take World Civ which was more or less humiliating because most people in that class were freshmen but of course, I put it off too long. But it actually turned out to be my most favorite class taught by my most favorite teacher. I loved it because she taught with such passion and she actually cared about the world's history.

As if she wasn't perfect enough already, before the semester ended she had each one of her students right a letter to their future selves. She promised she would mail them to us in two years. Well folks, it's been two years and my mama forwarded it to me since I had it sent to my home in Utah.

For the life of me, I could not remember what I had written so I was super excited to read it! It starts off with the following:

Right now, I'm not entirely sure where I'll be in 2 years. Perhaps I'll be attending UVU still. Are you in the nursing program? Because the 2 years younger version of you hopes that you are! 


The first day of UVU with Keke.
...Dano just got home from her mission! Katie is dating Daren and I have a feeling something is going to come of that. Mark my words! 

Dano right after she got back from her mission.
Okay. Daren and Katie started dating two weeks before I wrote this and were engaged 6 months later. I THINK THE UNIVERSE OWES ME LIKE $100 (or something). I totally called it that they would get married! Boo-yah.

The Lifferth's.
 And then I wrote this which I honestly have no recollection of.

An idea I had the other day for the summer of 2012 or 2013 is that you should go work at Disney Land! Curtis will be on his mission and you need something to keep yourself busy so you should consider it.

WHAT THE WHAT?!? I did not know that I had actually considered it before I applied one year later. How did I forget that? The point is, I think it's actually cool that I actually achieved one of my goals. That's very rare for me so it makes me quite happy.

I also talk about Curtis a lot (duh). Gosh, I was so scared for him to go on his mission. And though it has its good days and bad days, it's survivable, past self.

A greenie Elder Boyfriend
So if I could, I would send a letter to my 17 year old self (it was written the day before my 18th birthday) and it would go a little something like this:

Dear 17 year old Alex, 
Right now you live on your own in Florida where you work in the entertainment department at WALT DISNEY WORLD. Also, Curtis has been out for 263 days as of today and guess what. It's okay. You're doing fine. And so is he! Life is good. Don't worry so much about the future because everything works out in the end. 
With deepest sincerity, 
20 year old you
PS Tonight you will be going to see Tangled with Curtis and it becomes your new favorite movie. <<< I remember that date like it was yesterday, you guys. One of my favorites. Have fun!  

20 year old self.

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