An open letter to me

Dear 2016 me,

The year 2016 has ended and I wanted to write you a letter, just to warn you for what is to come. 2016 will present itself with highs and lows. It is going to be a hard year, were many times you hoped for it to stop. It is going to be a fun year, were many times you wanted it to never end.

2016 started out pretty good for you, you celebrated the start of it with a girlfriend who you love very much. Well, you are going to break up with her not for down the line. That is going to be hard on you because when you break up with her you still like her very much. You may think “Then why would I break up with her?” well you two just don’t fit, she couldn’t make you happy. You are constantly scared of letting her down and you grow tired of being afraid. I know things of her are great and at the start of 2017 you will talk to her again and so again that she has great things, just know that you two together weren’t great.
You are going to have your first real boy crush that is mutual, you are going to go on a few dates with him and you are going to love it. Then you get scared of it all and end it, but well it is a start.
Then you are going to fall in love again, madly, with one of your best friends. You are going to be trapped with her in this strange friendzone which will confuse you and give you way to much hope, it is not going to work out. Maybe in five years, but not now.
You are going to be afraid of the world and afraid of the sudden rise of populism. There are going to be some people in power in the world that promote hate against minorities. Because of this hate will be more normalised and you need to remind yourself that that isn’t normal. There are going to be terror attacks in the world, all are terrible, but one is going to hit you personly.
But 2016 is not all doom and gloom, you are going to start a blog with one of your best friends. One where you will be proud of. It is not going to be big it is now 8 moths old and there are like 15 followers, but you are going to love writing for it and you are going to write way to personal stuff for it, like this letter. You are also going to meet great new friends and your course will be fine, you are even in the honours program of it.

You will be fine,
2017 you.

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