With Your Whole Heart


Dear future me,

If I told you that you will graduate, you will get a job, you will find love and that you have an entire life because things take time and you should enjoy where you are now, you would roll your eyes at me.

And that’s okay! It’s normal to be anxious and unsure and so, so insecure. My professor in grad school once told me to fake it until you make it. Well, actually he told the whole class, but I felt like he was speaking directly with me because it resonated so much.

Today, I still find myself faking it. To my future self, I hope you’re fulfilled, content, and know that whatever you’re doing is good enough, especially if you are doing it with your whole heart. Because if you’re not, you’re living for someone else and not yourself.



Rebecca HeatonDear Future Me