A Letter To My 34 Year Old Self

I’ve been writing letters to myself on this blog for a while now. When I was 25, I wrote this letter to my 29 year old self. And here I am again, just days away from turning 29.

I love looking back at this because I wasn’t exactly hopeful for turning 29. But I can honestly say that at this time in my life, I know more about myself and am more sure about myself than I’ve ever been.

I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I’m content – which is something I’ve really struggled to be.

And at 34, I don’t expect everything to still be peachy keen. I’ll probably be married, if things don’t take some kind of horrible turn. I’ll probably have a house, if I can convince myself to finally plant my roots in NJ.

Just because you’re 34, future self, doesn’t mean all these things have to happen. Up until now, you’ve done a great job at letting things fall into place and I see a bright future for us.

Let people help you. Let people tell you you’re doing a good job. And don’t EVER be afraid to change the things that are making you unhappy. If you’ll recall, things were pretty tough during the peak years of the pandemic. I hope you’ll take a moment to look around at 34 years old and see how far you’ve come, not just from the pandemic, but from your teenage self that had no confidence in herself. That no one else even had confidence in.

Look how far we’ve come.

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11 thoughts on “A Letter To My 34 Year Old Self

  1. What a great tradition you have established. Now is the time of your Saturn return, so the structures you are creating now can really define your life over the next 29 years. As I look back on my own life, I never could have imagined where I would end up five years in the future. I am sure you will enjoy reflecting back on this time when you reach 34.

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  2. Awww. I remember doing this back in high school, and then our teachers would mail it after 10 years to an address where we wanted to receive those letters. It was a wonderful feeling to receive a letter from my past self as well, and comforting.

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