For the past 5 years, I’ve been writing letters to myself and storing them in a box at the end of my bed. Having just started my final year of formal education, however, I feel as though it’s time to share some of the things I’ve learnt, in the form of a letter addressed to myself. Simple, right?
So, Dear Past Me;
If I could give you any piece of advice, it’s to not worry. You’re a different person when compared to last year, and the year before that.
My advice is not to get too stressed; and although it sounds impossible, what’s getting me through the present moment is knowing that there will be a time later on in life when I look back at myself and wonder; why on earth were you so stressed out? Academic work is crucial, I’m not going to tell you to stop working, but stop thinking that the universe will collapse in on itself if you go to this party or this family dinner. Please, stay calm, and truly enjoy yourself.