Photo by Afred Eisenstaedt. I thought ballerinas studying was an appropriate picture.
A few weeks ago I found a sealed envelope with the words "Do Not Open Until 2/16/2010." It was dated 2/16/1999 and I had totally forgotten about it. This morning I opened it and, as promised, I will reveal its contents.
The letter was a list of goals broken down in four sections of my life: love, spiritual, professional, and emotional. It's still unclear as to why I wrote this letter or why I could not open it until another eleven years. Which, in my opinion, is a little strange but I was a strange 15 year old so I guess that's expected. Here are a few highlights:
Professional: "I want to never stop teaching and never stop learning." I also said that I wanted to teach at a university.
Emotional: I declared that I wanted to be an artist. I wanted to develop my talent into art and "live through my soul and passionately look deeper into myself..."
Love: "I have to date interesting people." I also went on to say that I didn't want a boring boyfriend.
Spiritual: I said I would sacrifice anything to live a life of peace.
The letter was a page long and my writing style is exactly the same. Although it's neat to find a 10 year old sealed envelope but I honestly wish I had it handy so I could make sure I was on track. I think I am.
What are your goals? Hopes? Ten year plans? Did you dread having boring boyfriends like I did?