Note: This is the twenty-first in a month-long exercise called Reverb10, where bloggers reflect on the year before and think towards the year ahead. The idea is to post daily, based on the day’s prompts; let’s see how well I do.
Prompt: Future self. Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?)
The advice I’d give my future self is the exact same advice I’d give myself 10 years ago: It’s never as bad as you think it is.
For all my plucky go-get-em-ness, I’ve always been an obsessive worrier. I worry what will happen if I don’t get what I want. I worry what will happen if I *do* get what I want. I spend entirely too much time worrying, and most of what I worry and rile myself up about ends up being just fine when everything shakes out.
So the advice I’m going to be giving myself, daily, is that it’s never as bad as you think it is. Go forth. Keep moving. Charge ahead. You’ll end up where you’re meant to be.