Dear Future Hannah,
I’ve written and rewritten this about eight times at this point, mostly because nothing I say feels like it carries the weight I need it to. But here goes nothing;
You are awesome. Don’t let anyone ever say you can’t do something because you are a bad ass who can handle anything life throws at you. Life is going to get way harder before it gets easier but I want you to know that past Hannah is cheering you on, with pom poms and everything. She’s working on her splits, too.
I don’t know what our future holds, but we can totally own it. If you want to move far far away and forget this has ever happened, I don’t blame you. But don’t ever forget the life lessons you have learned.
I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to put yourself first. It’s not your fault, unless it actually is. Don’t think that you can’t do anything you put your mind to, besides maybe curing cancer or becoming president. But those don’t sound like fun jobs anyway, you’ve seen House of Cards.
The long story short is that while I’m still going through this turmoil, hopefully you’re out of it and living life to it’s fullest potential. Move to Austin, open that bakery, go to school to be a teacher, become a Starbucks barista, or a crazy cat lady for all I care. As long as you’re doing you, everything else will work itself out.
Now, if you happen to come across a cute, nice boy (or girl, who knows?!) who likes animals and binge watching Netflix, don’t run into it. You are your own person, and you don’t need someone or something else to complete you.
Be awesome, because you totally are.
Early 2015 Hannah