“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Unknown
Last Wednesday I started and finished a book. It was by no means an incredible read, it wasn’t all that well written, I hated the characters, really I didn’t like much of the book. I did however, like the idea of it. It made me think. It made me really ponder my life.
The book (which I wouldn’t recommend) was titled “What Alice Forgot”; the premise of it was that Alice fell, hit her head, and forgot the past 10 years of her life. She was shocked with how her life had turned out and the things which her future self now likes/does/has.
I am 22 years old, if I forgot 10 years of my life, I would think I was 12. Would that 12 year old be proud of who she became, or would she be mortified? Would she have changed anything in the past 10 years to prevent the current outcome? Is there anything she wouldn’t want to remember of the past 10 years?
I feel like it is almost too hard for me to think about forgetting the past 10 years just because I am still pretty young. Your teenage years are supposed to be the most pivotal; so anything that happened during those years truly shaped who I have become.
Overall though, looking back, there is nothing which happened which I wouldn’t want to remember. It is all those little things who made me. So without those moments, memories, experiences, who would I be?
What about you? Would your past self be proud of who you became? Is there anything you would like to forget? Is there anything you would like to change?
Jenna wrote a letter to her future self, she filled it with everything she hoped the Jenna in 10 years would be. In the end she just wanted her future self to be happy.
Happiness seems to be the biggest want that people have for themselves.
I think wondering if your past self would be proud of who you be came is slightly might not matter, as long as you are happy and are surrounded by the people you love, what else really matters?
+ What do you think your past self would think of what you became?
+ If you could go back would you do anything differently?
+ What is one thing you hope of for your future self?