Dear 15 year old me,
You would be surprised what your life will be like in ten years. All you think about now is softball. Don’t let that become your life. There’s more to this world than the game. That’s all it is…a game. After college you will no longer be a softball player. You’ll be spending years trying to figure out who you are. I wish I could tell you who you are but for now you are a daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend, co-worker, and teammate. You’ll have the title of girlfriend for awhile, but you won’t need a guy in your life to make you happy. In fact, when you had this so called title, you will be unhappy because every guy will want you to change who you are. Don’t do it.
The world will also have changed. NYC and Washington DC will be attacked, launching a war and changing security for traveling forever. Almost ten years later a team of Navy Seals will capture and kill Osama bin laden, the man responsible for the attacks.
You may have had you spirit broken years ago, but never lose your confidence. If you do, it will be years before you get it back completely. When you do though, it will be the greatest feeling ever.
And finally people will come in to your life for a reason. For the most part, they will leave when no longer needed. Don’t fight it. Just let them go. You’ll also lose family members. I wish I could tell you it gets easier with time but it doesn’t. It’s been two years and you still break down when no ones around. You don’t have to be strong all the time. Let others in. Trust your friends and family.
If you need anything else, ask me again in another ten years. But just know, your life turns out pretty good. At least from what I can tell so far.
Love, your future self