Dear Me Right Now


Dear Honie,

A letter to your younger self will do you no good. For one thing, your younger self would not believe the long list of things to avoid, heartaches to forgive and forget, small triumphs to be savored. All lessons lost on the younger you. Besides, you’re not that clever.

So, congratulations for managing to somehow make it this far with such an attitude! In this moment you are once again remaking yourself into what you wish to be. Sure, there are already some great things about you. You’re generous and sincere. You go a little heavy on the sarcasm, but that’s because you think you’re good at it.

It’s okay that you allow yourself to become distracted from time to time, but damn! What is the hold up? Yes, fake it ‘til you make it is a load of crap and yes, the planet is crowded, polluted, and ready to spin off its axis. So what? Take your own advice. You know all of the platitudes by heart. The sun’ll come out tomorrow. Unless it doesn’t.

Some people love you and you don’t know why. Some people can’t stand you and you don’t care. Okay, you do, but only for the first few minutes. Then it’s their problem. Pointing out the absurd is your kind of fun. Do it. Do it often. Take advantage of opportunities to laugh at yourself. This will come in handy when you can’t remember where you are or how you got here. Write. Write. Write. When you’re stuck, there’s always the laundry.

Kind Regards,


~~what it is, what it was, what it shall be~~

~~hear me now and believe me later~~



24 thoughts on “Dear Me Right Now

  1. I did this on my blog, too. Wrote a letter to my younger self. The only problem was, my younger self didn’t listen to my older self. If he had, my older self would never have been able to dispense said advice to my younger self.

    Confused yet? I am…

    1. This is the very reason I decided to write this note to my current self. Why waste time trying to conjure up the fractured past awesome adult me already knows? Bottom line the here and now and get on with it! There’s the lesson!

  2. When my dad lifted his voice in song, the world stopped to listen he had a great tenor. He would sing old songs sometimes, beautifully. Loved this song, I think he might have sung this one later in life.

    I loved this letter to you! Don’t we all wish we could write to our younger selves? By the way, you do sarcasm quite well.

    Write, yes write you do that quite well also.

  3. I think you are aces at sarcasm! I think a letter to my younger self would have been as eagerly accepted as a letter of advice from my junior high principal. I’m just not cool enough for my younger self to listen to.

    1. I think you are too cool for school, Artsifrtsy.
      I know what you mean. “What the hell do you know?” I would have said to the awesome adult me. Then I would have commenced doing what I wanted to do. Kids!

  4. You know I am listening to your song, and I can’ t believe I’ve never heard this one before. My mother used to play 78’s, and this sounds like something that should have been on one of them. 🙂

    Face facts, calm down, listen up, look around, press on … great advice. I missed that post; thanks for pointing it out. And I love these pictures, too. What a great vacation it must have been.

    1. Hey Maddie. It was the best vacation EVER. 5000+ photos prove it. I’d go back and stay forever.
      That song, There’ll Be Some Changes Made, has been recorded a lot. This version is by a band called…yes, Wack-A-Doo.

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