Yikes! This prompt is hardcore.
“Write a letter to the You from five years ago”
Dear Vikera from February 23, 2009,
It’s me – Vikera from five years in the future. You don’t know me, but I know you. Heck, I used to be you!
I can’t get into specifics, and I don’t want to freak you out, but there are a few things I want to tell you. Trust me. They are important.
Have faith in yourself. I know you and Ex-H just split and you’re freaked out about living on your own and taking care of Kidlet. Don’t worry! You’ll get through it. Remember, just because you’ve never done it before doesn’t mean you can’t do it. You’re strong, even though you feel weak and drained right now. You’ll get through it.
You won’t be alone forever. I know you don’t really have any close friends in your life right now. It won’t be like that forever. Look around to the people you do have. Some of them will stay and some of them have to go. Keep only the ones who genuinely care and cut out the rest. Don’t put your trust in everyone you meet. When you do find the ones who care about you and who have proven they care about you, hang onto them. They’ll stand the test of time. You’ll make more friends! Don’t worry!
Keep writing. You haven’t written in a while and it will be some time until you write again. Just don’t forget about it. It’s your passion. You feel happy doing it. Try to keep doing the things you find joy in. Don’t worry!
Kidlet will be okay. Right now, you’re thinking about what the divorce will do to him. He’s a great child and he’s got good parents who, despite everything, put him first. He’s resilient. You will make sure he’s taken care of and you will have many adventures together in the next 5 years and more to come, I’m sure! Don’t worry!
You won’t lose faith in love. Right now your heart is broken and it feels like it’ll never work properly again. It will. Right now you’re single, but you’ve had the opportunity to share some magical moments since the divorce. You’ll heal and be able to love again without reservation! Don’t worry! You’re still a romantic. Ha!
Tell Mummy you love her more. She needs to hear it and you need to say it. Send her more emails, call her more. Remember, she’s there for you always. You’re not bugging her. She always loves to hear from you.
Everything doesn’t need to be perfect. You don’t need to be perfect. Things happen and you can’t control everything. Let loose a little bit and you’ll be happier, I promise you. Life will go on if things are perfect or not. It’s not the end of the world if things aren’t done ‘just so’. Relax!
Those are just some of things I want to tell you to focus on. The most important thing though is to listen to your heart. Always. Don’t be scared to do what makes you happy. Over the years, try to do work you love, spend time with the ones you love in whatever way you can and keep smiling! Keep positive! Be happy!
I hope this helps you. I know just writing this helps me today.
Vikera from February 23, 2014