Thursday, June 16, 2011

trust30 project: day 8

day 8 of the trust30 project!

I think I like this prompt.  And to give you an idea of who I'd be writing this first letter to, here's me at my junior prom.

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Dear sixteen-year-old Julie,

You're almost out of high school, yay for you!  By this point you only have a couple close friends, and you are more than ready to get out.  Just hang in there a little longer.  You've dealt with some pretty rough stuff (for a sixteen-year-old), and there will be a whole bunch more of it, and sometimes you're sure that you won't make it through, but you will.  And as much as you absolutely hate when people tell you this, it will make you a stronger and more compassionate person.  But it's not all gloom-and-doom, you have some fantastic times and meet some amazing people, too.  Don't regret anything, but be careful with yourself and remember that there are people who love you.

♥ almost-twenty-one-year-old Julie

and now for my letter to myself in five years... eek.

Dear almost-twenty-six-year-old Julie,

     I don't know you yet, but you've met me.  I know where I'd like you to be and what I'd like your life to be like, but as long as you're happy and healthy, I'm pretty much okay with whatever you've chosen.  Hopefully you've found a way to design for a company that you're passionate about and have found someone who makes you feel like the best possible version of yourself.  If not, no worries, you'll get there.  I don't know what you're going to be like, or what you'll be doing, but I'm looking forward to finding out.

♥ almost-twenty-one-year-old Julie

hope everyone's enjoying their Thursday!


  1. It's not possible. You're almost 21? When did that happen? I remember 9 yr old Julie before she became the "Front and Center" at parades. :)
    I love reading your posts. You are a beautiful, intelligent young woman and I'm sure you will live an amazing life.

  2. The passion and purity of your sharing makes me smile. Years change but our "trials and tribulations" that we draw to us are most certainly eternal (as I have no doubt you'll tell younger versions of yourself many years from now... and the wheel goes round.) Appreciate the moment; I certainly have and wish you thanks!

  3. aw... wow, I remember that, too. I honestly don't feel much different. and thank you so much for your kind words-- they mean a lot. ♥

  4. thank you so much-- I'm so glad that you enjoyed it!


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