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Letters to younger selves?


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31 May 2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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Anyone write letters to their younger selves in regular or poetry format? I just did, and
here it is:


Dear Younger Me,

I want you to know I forgive you. You're not stupid, kid, but you're not...smart. I mean,
you could be worse and you will get better but...some things actually do happen for a
reason.

That probably would make you cry and threaten to kill yourself. Sorry, kiddo. At least
it's coming from me, and not someone who is able to lie to you.

Listen, not everyone hates you. Your parents love you, your sister tolerates you, and I
think you know which teachers and therapists like you. And if you say someone is your
friend and mean it, how could they hate you? Do me, do yourself a favor, kid, don't drag
them down with the people who seem to hate you.
I'm not saying they don't hate you. Maybe they do, maybe they don't. If it feels like they
hate you, I'll tell you one thing you want to hear—it's their fault

Kid, you've been pushed, prodded, hit, smacked. The only reason there's denial is because
the marks they left are visible in places they can't reach without killing you first. Are
those marks there forever, I can't say, because forever hasn't ended yet. Well, they
exist, and whoever says differently wouldn't survive a day in your chair, your orthotics,
your shoes.

Stop crying. It'll be alright. I love you,

Older You.



Feel free to post your own!

31 May 2014, 03:20 PM   #2
Joined: 28 Nov 2013
Posts: 9
this is awesome..more peeps should do this

31 May 2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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Why don't you? 

31 May 2014, 09:27 PM   #4
Joined: 28 Nov 2013
Posts: 9
i think i will...in a while..

1 June 2014, 12:01 AM   #5
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well i'm still a kid i'm 9

4 June 2014, 03:21 AM   #6
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Dear younger me,

You are probably confused as to why I would be giving you this letter since we usually
never get letters. I want to tell you that even when you get bullied by both teachers and
students you will actually find a great friend in the future. Also that dream of singing
that you are starting to not believe in anymore well it will come true.

With this letter I am telling you that there is still pain and it will happen a lot in
your life. From friends that leave you, to relationships that don’t work out, and also
of how our mother didn’t accept us when I told her I was trans. You may be thinking that
killing yourself would be a great idea and the thing is that I have already tried that
though it won’t work. Just keep listening to music and writing music because that will
make you feel better in the future.

Also with how I said you would meet your best friend that would be a brother/sister for
you. She actually helps you with music in the future since you can’t play the guitar. I
want you to know that you did live through a lot of bullying from pre-school to eighth
grade before being homeschooled but the thing is you have four of the greatest friends in
the word and three of them are part of the band you have made. Just keep believing in
yourself and don’t change anything about yourself.

I may be saying for you to change everything in your life but the thing is if you do you
might not meet these four great people. You met these people in the time of pain and
sadness and you need that because you wouldn’t be able to make music either. Just
remember that with the pain and sadness you have your friends by your side that will be
like your family. I want you to keep living and not think that you are not worthy because
in the future you will find out how worthy you truly are.

Sincerely,

Your older self

4 June 2014, 09:52 PM   #7
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Nice!

4 June 2014, 09:54 PM   #8
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Thanks 

13 June 2014, 02:34 AM   #9
Joined: 28 Nov 2013
Posts: 9
LETTERS TO MY YOUNGER SELVES

Dear Younger Self,

Are you really going to ignore all of the so obvious red-flags dropping in front of your
face? You are not invincible, and you are about to make the biggest mistake of your life
and ruin everything, and worse, you're not even going to get any pussy.
ps. back up your writings and your files

and to a younger self...


Dear Self, 

Make peace with your father before he drops dead on the street. Tell your brothers you
love them more often because they will be gone soon too. You miss your sister, try to
reach out to your nephew.

and to a younger self...


Dear Self,

Get it together, too many things are spinning out of your control. Everything is starting
to fall apart and a lot of it you  cant change but some of it you can. Stop living in
dreams.

and to a younger self...


Dear Self,

Gina may be the love of your life but you might still not get to be with her. She probably
doesnt want you and if she does, she will want you to compromise your principles. You know
deep down you can't do that, not even for her. Whatever, you do, do not for your life
suggest that she consider an abortion when she tells you she's pregnant with some random
guy's baby.

and to a younger self...


Dear Self,

This will be a mistake with Diana, but it will be the best "mistake" you've ever made in
your whole life. Your daughter will be your world and your redemption.

and to a younger self...

Dear Self,

Its true you dont care much if you are not Rich, but if you work harder instead of just
coasting and having fun, you can make some really good money and bank that for later in
life. You can always follow your dreams and get to your passions after youve made a lot of
money.

and to a younger self...

Dear Self,

Don't get baptized, not even for Monica. She's already moved on, you just don't realize
it.

and to a younger self...


Dear Self,

What's wrong with you? She's sitting on your bed looking up at you, her eyes asking if
you're going to fuck her or not, and you and your virgin (good-christian) ideals are
standing there holding the iced-tea like an idiot.
p.s. a scenario similar to the above will happen many many times in your life. what a fool
you are.

and to a younger self...


Dear Self,

Yes Cedar's boyfriend died suddenly in a car-crash the week before Prom and she's your
prom-date. You're being too nice and at the same-time an idiot. Just take her in your arms
and hold her. Let her cry it out. Stop thinking about how it sucks that you won't get
lucky.

P.S. don't sprain your ankle at the first real scrimmage, youre first string, it will put
you out of sorts for almost the whole Senior season.

and to a younger self...


Dear Self,

Stop walking by CaraBeth's house endlessly. It's never gonna happen and all it will result
in is bad to medeocre poetry. And while youre at it, the girl that's in love with you,
Monica, is going to slip away from you just when you started doing something to get her.
Do something about it.

Btw, remember the girl that used to be in love with you? Reconnect with her and see if you
can do something, anything, that will change the fact that in about 5 years she will die
in a car-crash while running away from her husband in the middle of the night with her
lover. I don't know what you can do, but do something. You will miss Camille always if you
don't.

p.s. don't stop running on the play that Michael throws you the long-bomb, post-flag
z-out, he really can throw that far, you will catch it and make a 70 yrd, touch down.

and to a younger self...


Dear Self,

These are some of the best years of your life. You're letting a lot of opportunities for
love and even sex go by because youre an idealist and too romantic and also being a wimp
and stupidly moral. Ask them to dance and btw, that one hot blonde, the new girl in
school, who told you she's crazy about you (Kim Flowers). Don't let her get away and don't
let what others say about you or her or you and her, stop you from dating her. 

And btw kiss Johnny too and the other girls you have chances with.

True, you may have issues if you do have sex but you can be smart about it. Virginity is
ok but not necessary for your happiness.

and to a younger self...


Dear Self,

You weren't the worst of them. But you did join in a little bit when the other boys teased
Nancy Moore. You didn't understand all of the reasons she was deliberately obnoxious, why
she dressed and kept herself deliberately unkempted and unattractive. 

Don't be mean to her. In the summer, when it comes out in the newspaper that her father
was arrested for molesting her (and she never returns to school and moves away), you will
understand her reasons for being the way she was, but it will be too late for apologies,
or for giving her the friendship she desperately needed.

and to a younger self...

When DeeDee pats you on the ass, grab her hand and kiss her. When Cheryl Saez traps you in
the coatroom like she does every other day, just kiss her. 

p.s. scenarios like this are going to happen a lot for you, stop being an idiot.

and to a younger self...

Dear Self,

Tell your parents, you appreciate how pagan these things are, but you are choosing to
celebrate Christmas and Halloween and enjoy them like a normal kid.

And while youre at it, go to Barbara Baker's birthday party, not only is she adorably cute
but she especially invited you.


and to a younger self...


Dear Self

You are having so much fun. Kiss Missy Lain, she is begging for it. And kiss Stacey Carlo
again properly, that peck on the cheek was silly.


and to a younger self...

Dear Self,

So youre gonna walk home from the first day of Kindergarden alone because you think your
mean older sister has forgotten you and you are only vaguely sure of the direction. Don't
worry, you got this.


and to a younger self...

Dear Self,

Those are boobies. You will be fascinated with them the rest of your life. Enjoy.


.......

14 June 2014, 05:59 AM    #10
Joined: 31 May 2016
Posts: 0
Dear younger self,

You won't always be alone. You will make some really great friends who love and care for
you. You won't always be following in your cousins footsteps. Continue to be unique and
stubborn, it'll lead you places. Don't ever give up.

You'll face some tough times but don't do anything stupid. When you are sitting in your
room, crying your eyes out and putting lines into your skin, remember that you are loved.
That it does get better because you are a fighter. You become this awesome song
writer/author with some awesome friends. You become a lead singer in a bloody band! 

Don't be afraid to get hurt. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." You meet the
right people at the right time. "Don't be hasty Master Hobbit." You are truly worthy of
what is to come. DO NOT FORGET TO BE YOURSELF!!! IT LEADS TO GREATNESS!!!

READ! READ! READ!

With lots of love,

your older and a lil more wiser self


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