Sep 02 2016by Alicia Gonzales
A Letter to My Future SelfBy Alicia Gonzales - Sep 02 2016
Dear Future Me,
It’s been four years now, and you’re officially a college graduate. I hope you have enjoyed these few years you’ve had here because they went by quick (or so I’ve heard). As a freshman who is just experiencing my first days of class I can already tell I’m in for a wild ride. I'm going to experience a lot of things, from school to parties to even relationships, but I'm ready to take it on. Right now I'm not sure what my future looks like, but that's okay. I have time to figure myself out, figure out my goals, my dreams and my aspirations.
You, however, are a wise, experienced and knowledgeable graduate. I hope you have done all the things I wish I do. I hope that you have stayed true to yourself, maintained your beliefs and stood your ground. You've met a lot of people along the way, but you are who you are and you should never change for anyone. I know that you’ve seen some good days and you’ve seen some ugly days, but here you are stronger than ever. You’ve overcome these obstacles and faced some of the biggest challenges you’ll have to face. So congrats! You can now look at the real world with the confidence it takes to make something of yourself. So go ahead and put yourself out there, reach your ambitions, do whatever it takes to succeed. But along the way make sure you’re still happy and filled with love. Take time for others, but also yourself.
Hopefully you’re not that different than me now, but hopefully you have grown into something I can be proud of. I hope you are still kind, brave and even more. College is such an important part of life, and I hope it has bettered you in more ways than one.
And it may seem rough right now: scary and uncertain, but just know that younger you will always be rooting for you from a distance. I’m hoping that we not only make a mark on the world, but a mark on the people that we meet in our life. Because if there's one thing I know, it's that I want to be an influence - I want you to be an influence. I want to inspire people that I meet to be a good person. I want to inspire people to follow their dreams and to never give up on what they want. So if you've done that, I thank you and look forward to the people I meet along the way.
Also, just a reminder that nothing is more important than your happiness, if it’s not making you happy it’s not worth it. I may not know where you’ll be in the future, but just take a deep breath and know that everything will be alright. I promise.
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My Future Life Essay
There could be many things that can happen after graduation. For only god knows what it in stored for us. As if anyone can have plans for the future? But as must people know plains get kind of changed. For right now I have a plain for the next five years after graduating from high school. First off I’m going to sign up for the navy and talk to people about what I’m going to do and see what they will recommend to me. What I really want to do is be in law informant in the Navy. I will have the difficult time telling the rest of my family for I want to keep it more of a secret from my family. My parents know and my close cousins also know. I will Hopefully- that summer I have enough money to go on a cruse with Dani my best friend. So I will know what a boat feels like. I started saving for this for about a month now. Hopefully be sent off after my birthday but that more of wish not demand. The plain is that I will love the navy the first four years that I signed up for and the resign for the navy. Then stay till I’m retired and then go into something to do with a cope and by then I have all the schooling from the navy and I will be able to just go into something until I can retire from that as well. I know and realize that sometimes things don’t work out the way you want them to. I could ether end up dead before the four years end, or I hate were I am and get out after the four years that I sigh up for. If that’s the case then I will go home and try to find a man and look at collages I can go to. This is just a plain that could blow up at anytime.
My plain for when I’m thirty-five years old. Hmm I would have to say that is a tuff one there could be many ways to this. I hope I have a husband by this point. Also would hope to have children by then. Witch all of that is just one scenario that could possibly happen. The second scenario would be I’m just now retiring from the Navy I have a husband and when I get home, try to have children. I also hope that my children will fallow in my footsteps and believe in god. Witch I will not make them believe but they will go to church until there 16 and then they can chose what they want to do, which I am hoping that the will do the right thing. I have high hopes for my future children. I think this is this first time I ever thought of children. All I know is they will be important in my life and I will have three or four. There is even a third and worst scenario I die in the Navy witch is a risk I can take, to do what I feel is the best for me and it’s something have dreamed about for years. If the navy did faille then I hope to have my second dream job witch is be in the S.V.U., which is special victims unite in the FBI. Which most likely I will be the head guy witch is the captain that tells people what to do and makes sure things get done the right way. I also hope I have my dream house; witch is a big blue house with an upstairs. For I hope that I have a big yard to have a garden and have dogs that will...
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