Inspired by Mel Robbins TED talk “How to stop screwing yourself over” I wanted to make a new affirmation.
Because there is no future Me. Back then when I was 21 and entered college for the first time I thought:
“Future Me is gonna figure everything out, live in her own place, have a great and fulfilling job, plenty of money and all her shit together.”
When I finished NaNoWriMo in 2013 I put the novel aside and thought:
“Future Me is gonna revisit it and publish it.” (That’s already three years!)
Fast forward a couple of years and Future Me has none of that because there is no future Me. There is only current Me. And future Me is still good a procrastinating, has still stuff to figure out and deal with on a daily basis. Future Me reads a whole new genre in comparison to back then and writes a completely different genre. Future Me is fascinated by different things. It’s true future Me has figured stuff out, knows more and is better at things but future Me still cuts open her chest to let her heart bleed out and then stitches everything back together.
Because there is no future Me. There is only current Me.
Every time you pass forward something to your future Me you are actually just procrastinating it because future Me has not every single thing figured out and shit together as you think. Future Me has still things to deal with. Old things. New things.
Every single time you pass something forward to the future your current Me fools you and laughs at you like the bullies in school did.
There is no future Me. There is only current Me.
Welcome to the future.