This just in…
This is the mother of all Throwback Thursday posts! (Ok fine, I type slowly…it’s Friday already.)
I got an email from the 2008 version of me!!!
How weird is that?! Well apparently, I composed an email to myself 5 years ago, on October 17, 2008. The email was set to be delivered into the future through FutureMe.org . I completely forgot about it so this has been a pleasant surprise.
I was “lovelorn” (in my own words circa 2008) and felt like it was the end of me. But nooooo, it’s been five years and I’m doing much much better. And I have bigger (real) problems now. Not the icky luuuurve problems. Haha.
I’m sharing/copy-pasting the actual email here so it can help encourage and inspire others going through a similar situation, but I’m deleting the portions that are too personal (XXXXX).
———- message ———-
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Subject: This was written on Oct 17, 2008
To: X XX XX@gmail.com
The following is an e-mail from the past, composed 4 years and 12 months ago, on October 17, 2008. It is being delivered from the past through FutureMe.org
Are you happy? I hope you are. I hope you made the right decisions in your life. Minsan talaga kailangang piliing maging tama kesa maging masaya. At the end of the day, lalake lang sya. You can achieve so much more in your life kung hindi ka masyadong lovelorn. XXXXX
You’re not a weakling, Faye. Show your strength. Hindi mo kailangan ng ibang tao para mavalidate ang pagkatao mo. You’re ok. You’re fine. You’re a beautiful person inside and out so don’t ever think that you’re ugly and you don’t deserve to be happy. There’s so much in your life to be happy about. You have so much to be thankful for, Faye.
Continue to live your life to the fullest. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes kasi dun ka naman talaga matututo. Andun ang saysay ng mga kamalian sa buhay…yung pag may natutunan ka na at may magandang naidulot sa pagkatao mo.
Walang “another lifetime.” That’s some blurry romantic notion. Don’t wait for another lifetime. Live in the NOW. Live in the moment. Sabi nga sa Rent, there’s no day but today. XXXXX Life is a beautiful mess. Enjoy every minute of it… kahit saan ka pa makarating.
Me (2008 version)