There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
What would you say to the person you were five years ago?
What will you say to the person you’ll be in five years?
To me 5 years ago:
You're still healing. It took longer than they all say it would or even then you thought it would. You're still grieving a bit, yes it's like grieving. Saying goodbye from a life/a dream. You feel like you failed but you really didn't. You did rather well actually under those circumstances! You carried your own! You kept your head above water. Sure you did some things you'd rather did not do but nothing too bad or damaging. Only neglecting yourself a bit. The kids always came first. You did good! Time to think about yourself a bit more! Be kinder to yourself!
To me 5 years from now:
I know you don't like change much. Even the smallest change can put you off. So I hope nothing much will change for you, or maybe in small steps, but only for the good of course. You really should do something about that. Life is all about change you know. If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies. Try to get used to change more and 'addapt' to it. Go with the flow even more than you're trying already. And above all: Let it go! Live day by day. Enjoy life!