Skip to main content

Blogtober 2014, Day 8: Letter to myself in 10 years

A few months ago, I wrote a letter to 17 year old me, which can be found here. What prompted the letter I wrote, was the song Brad Paisley sings called "Letter to me", all about what present him would tell past him. It's a great song, very catchy and heart warming. Ultimately, the song inspired me to reflect and remind myself that all over blonde is not my best look, and to stay laughing about life.

Today's Blogtober topic encourages a letter of a similar nature, but with projections for my future self. So here goes...

Dear 39 year old Megan,
Don't jump! It's only 40!! Kidding. Hopefully you still have your appreciation for aging and remember that getting older is a privilege denied to far too many.

So future self, I hope this letter finds you well, loved, and appreciative. And my God, still brunette. I hope you've sold your second or third book, or we're at least in the final stages of revision. I hope this blog space is full of even more stories and reflective of trials and successes equally.

I hope you have run a half marathon without needing resuscitation, and own a few pairs of Manolos for your well deserving feet. And maybe some vintage Chanel, straight from the Vogue closet, that you were privileged to acquire from a tour through the offices, after publishing your first amazing book. Because in your fantasy world, older, delusional Meggie, that's what happens. God love ya!

I hope you're gracious, kind, and still funny. Don't EVER stop laughing! Red faced, can't breathe and all. If there is one thing 29 year old you has come to realize, it's that life truly gets funnier with age, experience, and dare I say: wisdom.

Keep trying for what you want and always fight for what grants you happiness. I hope you still enjoy meditation and shopping; binge watching tv shows with Hunter Bear; and brunch with your same girlfriends. Wear sunscreen and moisturizer like it's gold because it is, and remain in touch with your cousins. All of them.

Never stop meowing, accessorizing, or loving Dirty Dancing and Criminal Minds just the same.

And long life the PepperRoni sisters!

Until we meet again, in approximately ten years,
M

Helene in Between Blogtober

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Self care reset

We all hear the buzzwords self care more than ever these days. Every where you turn, a lifestyle blogger, health guru, or magazine article shares insight on ways to treat yo self to some basic T.

While I love modern discussions as much as the next girl, I’m aware sometimes it just doesn’t fit and you have to reset what isn’t working. For example, some weeks I am just done by the tine Friday hits. Hell, a rough Wednesday or Thursday has crept in there, too, requiring a pause and reflection for how best to naturally beat a funk or a “feeling of less than stellar”.

Here my top self care reset ideas for your consideration:

Drink water: Warm it with some lemon, try some green tea for an antioxidant boost, or just plain old room temperature is a sure way to get the boost to feeling a bit better.

Face it: Fewer things feel as good as a really great face mask. I love charcoal in particular lately and always feel refreshed and restored and ready to ‘face’ another day. See what I did t…

Change Has Arrived

New adventures lie ahead.  I've left my full time job in college admissions and am now full time into mine and Hunter's business.  I'm working on a few other ventures so when I know more I'll follow up on that.

I spent 6 years working at my last job and while I always knew I would go to my business full time eventually, it hasn't truly hit me that I'm not just taking some vacation time and spending a few days away.  I'm ready for my new normal though.

It's times like this I love having a lifestyle blog.  I'll look back on this post at some point and the thoughts had, the feelings felt will all come back.  This is a big milestone, leaving a corporate type job and going full speed as a small business owner.  Yay!!

I've got big plans for the next.  Excited for what's to come.



Let's meet again,
M

Blogtober Day 26, Who would play you in a movie...

Ohhh good one, Blogtober.

Someone once told me I reminded them of Drew Barrymore. They didn't say if it was for look or personality, so I'm not sure where they drew the conclusion from. See what I did there?

I threw this out to one of my very best and oldest friends Andrea. Talking it out, we agreed that Drew and I do share some similar qualities, both in personality and in dressing and accessorizing. Andrea reasoned that Drew is quirky and a little less traditional, much like me. I reasoned we have the same headbands:


via

I also recalled that when I was a little girl, everyone thought I looked like a young Drew Barrymore. Both my parents have said people would come up to them all the time and remark on my resemblance to her in that movie Firestarter:


via
via

Whatever it is, I would absolutely be pleased if Drew played me in a movie.

Now, if Penelope Garcia was a real person and not a character on a TV show (Criminal Minds), she would undoubtedly play me in a movie:



Until …