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Simon did this last year, and yet again this year. Check his letter out here. I should have read his before writing mine… I’d hoped to write myself something way more profound and intelligent. I’d love to see your letters if you write to yourself πŸ™‚

Dear E of 2021

It’s weird to be writing this letter, less weird to be reading it. After all, it’s a letter addressed to you, isn’t it. E of 2021. Though really E, you are the same person you were a year ago. Yah, very different too, but you’re yet the same. I had loads of plans for what I wanted to write, this isn’t what I envisioned. When I read the letter you wrote a year ago, to be read today, I saw that you were humoured by what you were writing, yet when I was reading it, it just wasn’t at all funny. So I don’t know what you will find entertaining today. I don’t know who you are today.

Hi E. Yet another year has gone by. A year. 12 months. 360 days or so. A year. 24 hours in every single day. I wonder what the past year has brought to you. I wonder what you have brought to the past year. I wonder what the world has given you. I wonder what you have given the world. As of writing this, you’ve a year ahead of you. When you read this, you’ll be looking back at the past year. I hope when you read it, you’ll look back with pride. I hope you’ll be proud of yourself. I know that I’m proud of you and that in a years time I will be, too. I hope you’ll look back and see all the good things.

A year ago (well, as of writing it’s today, but when you read it, it’ll be a year ago) you were burning yourself and using to burn more. A year ago you knew you didn’t want it for your life. Today, I hope you can look back and see that what you dreamed of then is your reality. That today you aren’t self harming. That today, you are looking after yourself. I hope that today you are looking after your body. I hope you are respecting yourself. And that if you aren’t, it’s just a temporary blip. For you’ll continue on.

I don’t imagine it’s been an easy year for you. I hope you’ve found it worthwhile. Life is a journey. A journey you didn’t ask to be on, but one that I’m glad you’re partaking in. A journey that meanders. There are hills and valleys. Sunsets and sunrises. Rocks and grass. Sunshine and night. It’s a journey. I don’t know where the last year will have taken you. I don’t know what path you’ve travelled. I know it’s been a journey. Just a tiny segment of the journey of life.

I want so much for you in this year. That when you’re reading this, I’m hoping you can look back and appreciate. I want you to respect your own boundaries more than you do. Just more than. For, I don’t expect you to get there. There is no end goal. For every single step you take brings you to another step. Every mountain you climb has a mountain to climb back down. Every stream you pass will be walked over or rowed across. I hope that you’ll know more about what you believe. That you’ll be more comfortable with yourself and your beliefs. That you’ll be able to live by them with confidence. Irrespective of others. For, it’s your journey and not theirs. It’s your journey E. One that no one else can travel for you. Your choices are yours to make and yours to own. I’m hoping that you own that. That you appreciate, respect and value that. I’m hoping that you’re living your life for yourself.

I wonder where you’re living now. I’m guessing at home, though you may be anywhere at all. Not really anywhere, but yes, anywhere is possible. I wonder what you’ve studied. I wonder whether you’ve finished the course you’ve started. You know that you can do it. I wonder whether you’ve included exercise into your routine. I wonder who is a part of your life today. I wonder who your new friends are. I hope you’ve made some new friends, and I hope you’re friends still with your friends of today. I hope the S’s are a part of your life. It’s funny how your friends all have the same initials.

I wonder. I wonder where you’re at today. I do know that wherever you at it’ll have been a journey. I know the past year is one in which you’ve learnt a lot. About yourself, your family and the world. I hope that you’re feeling safer within yourself and the world. I hope you’ll have found that safety and okayness that has often been so elusive. I’m hoping the year has been one of presentness, or becoming more and more present. You are way more present than you ever were.

I used to think there were end goals. I knew where I wanted to get to. I knew where I wanted you to be. And the end goals were ‘it’. Now, I know differently. I know it’s not like that. That there is no end destination. That it’s about going along for the ride and learning to love the ride, to enjoy where it takes us, and to learn from it all. It’s about becoming. It’s about being – it’s about being present in the world. It’s about being real. It’s about being. It is. It is what it is. And, through it all, no one can ever take away your okayness. Whatever life brings you, you are okay. Whatever life has brought to you, you are okay. Whatever you bring to yourself and your life, you are okay. You will always be okay and you will always stay okay. There is nothing that is irreversible. Other than death.

When I wrote to you in 2019 to be read in 2020 I was glad that you evidently planned on being here for the year. You sorta planned on it. Now, I’m glad that you really do plan on it. My goal for 2019 was taking ownership of my life. I’m glad you’ve done that. I wonder if there is a one word/sentence plan for the next year that you can look back on and see. I wonder if there is a word/sentence intention for the year. Maybe safety. Maybe okayness. Maybe just being present. What I really want for the year, what I really hope you’ve learned is the past year, is feelings/emotions. I hope that you’re able to identify what you feel, I hope you know what you feel, and know how to deal with it. I don’t expect you to fully know. It’s what I hope the year gives to you. It’s what I hope the year has given to you. The knowledge, awareness, and understanding of yourself and your world.

I love you E. Whatever the past year has brought to you, whatever it hasn’t brought to you, you are okay. I also wonder who you’re living with now. I wonder who your company is. It would be cool to see ahead, and it would also take away from it. If you could look ahead and see what is, there is no way you’d live through it. I’m glad you haven’t been able to see ahead. Let this year be one of awareness. And gratitude. And okayness.

I’m glad you’re here E. I’m glad you’re here reading this a year later. I’m glad you’ve lived through the year. I’m glad you wanted to. Really wanted to. I’m glad you’re charting your path. I’m glad you’ve been learning to live for yourself and are creating a life for yourself. I’m glad you’ve been taking responsibility for yourself. I’m glad you’re giving to others. I’m grateful you’re here. And I hope that you are too.

I love you E. And I’m with you. Always and forever. I always will be with you. You’re worth it and deserve only goodness and okayness.

Love you, E

I hope that the next year of 2021 to 2022 brings awesome things your way.

Love, light and lotsa glitter and sparkles

E

33 thoughts on “Letter to myself for next year – 2021 here we come!

  1. Brilliant idea, Eliza, sending a letter to your “past” self. Particularly as this is something you’ve done for a while now, isn’t it?

    Great, and valuable, observation about your dreams being your true reality. After all, they define what you still value, and the future for which you strive. That’s what this is all about, true?

    Oh, and a question for Future Eliza – will we still be using napkins in the year 2021, or is this mouth vacuum thing for real?

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    1. I did it last year, and now this year it be read next year.
      Sure. In a years time world hunger will have ended, the entire world population will be throwing glitter and sparkles all the time.

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  2. I thought “I had loads of plans for what I wanted to write, this isn’t what I envisioned” was absolutely hilarious. I enjoyed the humor at the beginning of the post. This letter was heartwarming, and I am sure the Eliza of 2021 will be happy to read it.
    Here’s to a great 2020.

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    1. I’m hoping so πŸ™‚ I really appreciated reading my last years letter which is why I did it again, and hopefully this will be the same.
      If you write one I’d love to see it.
      Love, light and glitter

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for letting me know you’re reading πŸ™‚
      Have you any plans for the year? (I know you could have written about it, but at the moment I haven’t really been reading much of anyone’s blogs, I’m hoping to get more headspace to actually do so soon….)
      Love, light and glitter

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  3. Of course. Your letters to yourself is such an awesome idea.
    We just hope to spread more awareness for self love and continue to do what we’re doing xXx
    Thank you for asking πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  4. A new year of discovery – and just like our annual resolutions made, not always kept, let’s see where you stand one year from today – here’s to a fresh new year (well, almost fresh anyway).

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      1. Yes, only 10 days in as of today. I’ve been busy at work and happy it is Friday – I knew it would be rough the first full week back after two shortened weeks. I’ve not walked all week though – had errands one day and our weather has been not so great. Snow one morning, icy two mornings, rain this morning. We are having a whopper storm beginning at midnight tonight and it will rain 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) in 24 hours … lots of flood warnings out and I think we will be spared the freezing rain that is coming along later. Nothing in the works yet – I am hoping we have some nicer weather this year to go on more excursions. Love, light and glitter back at you Eliza.

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          1. We finally had a good weather day Eliza and I got to the Park and tomorrow will be good too – maybe light snow on Thursday but we are getting another bad weather event again Friday into Saturday, though freezing rain and snow, not just regular rain. It was bad last weekend. This is a very odd Winter so far. Love, light and glitter back at you!

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    1. That is such an awesome thing to do, I love it!
      How on target was it?
      Childhood friends are unlike any other.
      Thanks for passing by…
      Love, light and glitter

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      1. Hi Eliza! It amazes me how powerful those words, “How have you been doing?” are. I saw a story on CBS Sunday morning that people thinking about ending their lives will pause when someone shows concern, I applaud the job you do! May God continue to bless you in your mission. You made my day.

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