Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dear Juju. Part 1 and Part 2

December 21 – 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?)

To: Juju
From: Juju from an undisclosed time period.
Regarding: 2011

I am writing this to you because the blog challenge that you decided to do in December of 2015 is making me.  Really with the challenges?  In December of all months?  Like you aren't already busy enough.  I understand that you need a small something to do for yourself but you really don't need to add one more thing onto your plate.  Okay that's besides the point...

Back to the point.  What was the point?  Okay wait...I had to get the kids.  2011, oh yeah that's right.  2011 will have the normal ups and downs.  A lot of people are going to get a little nutz with the whole 2012 thing coming up but don't worry about it too much.  It's going to be like 1999, when everyone freaked out and guess what?  Oh yeah you where there...Nothing happened! 

So ups and downs.  Nothing you haven't dealt with before.  Except your ups will be really up.  Be prepared for an awesome year.  That wont mean you wont have to deal with the bad...because well that's always there.  But be prepared for some SUPER FANTASTICAL AWESOMENESS. 

Don't forget to take care of yourself.



Ps.  This message will self destruct in 10 seconds. 


To:  Juju
From Juju2010
Regarding:  The Fuuuuuuuture.

I was just droppin a note to tell you that your life is pretty good.  There are some ups and downs.  You have moments in your life that knock the wind out of you and you feel that you can't breathe.  Then you have moments that take your breath away and you feel that if you inhale one more breath your heart will burst from all the love.  Time doesn't slow down for either of those moments. 

Knowing you like I already do, I know that you try to make the best out of every situation.  Sometimes, no matter how hard you try...you wont be able too in the future.  And that's okay.  You survive.  You are changed by events in the future.  But you are still able to wake up every morning and glance over and be thankful for the wonderfulness in your life.  That is important.

People will come in and go out of your life.  You will be surprised when you look around and see who is there for you.  Because right now if I told you who becomes one of you good friends and a trusted mommy advisor you would not believe me in the slightest.  And that statement is relevant for like five different people.  The people who are there for you, you will love more than you know what to do with.  There are some people who you think are going to be there for you and/or the hubs and aren't.  Eventually you will make an effort to be okay with that.  It takes awhile...but you will get there. 

Just remember to keep your head up like you usually do.  Enjoy all that you can and endure the rest.  Remember to take a shower even if you are exhausted...it's totally worth the loss of five minutes of sleep.  Don't forget to stand up for yourself.  You will regret it in the future if you don't.  Speaking from personal experience. 



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