A Letter to Myself From the Future

 

 

 

 

Dear Sooz:

 

 

I am writing this letter with the hope that you will change your ways. Currently, I am living in an assisted living center in New York. At 75 years of age Sue, let me tell you, you have become a total wreck.

 

 

Gone are the days of wine, roses, and never ending sex. My brain has become a piece of mush; I was forced from my Upper East Side home, living once in the pinnacle of luxury, to the squalorish neighborhood I now reside filled with drugs, and the ever present smell of Urine.

 

 

The Midas Touch I once had is gone, squandered on gambling, drink, and sex. I write this to you hoping that you will indeed change the style of living you are now enjoying in excess. Dial it back to less partying, gambling, and intermittent sex with whomever you wish. Remember, your looks will NOT last forever, NOR will your brain if you continue along this path.

 

 

I ran into a friend of ours the other day, a Dr. Becca from DC, she has since retired of course and was here visiting our fair city while on vacation. She has remarried and now has 12 grandchildren. You and I on the other hand, have never married and have no children. Now living in Mexico, she has an estate where her children and some of her grandchildren live. They’re doing quite well.

 

 

Sooz, I don’t mean to scare you here, I’m just giving you a real look at what your life will be if you don’t make the necessary changes. Please Sooz, I beg you, currently, you are a successful, well off and happy person. Don’t let these vices bring you back into a world you dug so hard to get out of in the first place.

 

 

I love you my dear girl and would hate to think you will end up like me…Alone, penniless, and with nothing to live for. Take the necessary steps to bring your life back into order again. Make friends, get married, have kids before it’s too late, and above all else, be happy.

 

 

Your adoring self,

 

 

 Future Sooz

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Comments (48)

  1. EZWAYZ

    a perceptive write for many of us, and as for you, I believe you’ve made your choice ~ xo

    February 21, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      People CAN change!!!

      February 21, 2014
      1. EZWAYZ

        “DO” change. I did, and so are you

        February 21, 2014
        1. dreamshadow59

          There IS now way around it John…I am in a crisis situation and that’s why I wrote this to myself, so I could read and re-read it and understand what the hell I need to do…I have found the answer…Thank you for always being so supportive.

          February 21, 2014
          1. EZWAYZ

            always happy to see a friend find their way again. I’m always here for you

            February 21, 2014
            1. dreamshadow59

              I KNOW you are John and I appreciate it too!!!

              February 21, 2014
  2. EyeVey

    I would almost be reluctant to write to myself from the future. I would prefer to be surprised, lol.

    February 21, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      No surprises here for me…I see it all to clearly….

      February 21, 2014
  3. RRoe

    Sue, did your future self mention how the liver transplant went. It must have gone well if you made it to 75. Your friend, Robert.

    February 21, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      It went fine…Thanks for asking…

      February 21, 2014
  4. proto-gnostic

    I don’t see it that way Sooz, maybe a few adjustments instead of changing who you are…. Its who you are that has carried you to where you are now….

    February 21, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      It is ALSO who I am that has created all of my OWN problems. The time is now…I really NEED to dry out and change my lifestyle BEFORE I wind up like my 75 year old self…The letter was a real eye opener for me….

      February 21, 2014
      1. proto-gnostic

        I do hope succeed in making those changes Sooz…

        February 21, 2014
        1. dreamshadow59

          I HAVE to Dan!!! No doubt about it….I am determined, I can do it!!!

          February 22, 2014
          1. proto-gnostic

            You can do anything you put your mind too, and being the person you are I know you can do it…

            February 26, 2014
            1. dreamshadow59

              Indeed O can Dan….Indeed I can…

              February 26, 2014
          2. proto-gnostic

            If I could give up smoking, anyone can give up just about anything…. I’ll be here if you need to talk Sooz, but I believe in you

            February 26, 2014
            1. dreamshadow59

              I’ve always been a strong willed woman Dan, I just had to come to a point that I realized that I NEEDED to do this for my future….To insure that I HAVE future…I will be fine…Thanks for your support…

              February 26, 2014
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            4. proto-gnostic

              What support??? Lol But if you do need to talk, I’m around…..

              February 26, 2014
            5. dreamshadow59

              Lol….Thank You…

              February 26, 2014
            6. proto-gnostic

              You’re always welcome Sooz

              February 26, 2014
  5. bythesea

    self regulation is not such a bad thing, but it is more about finding balance along the path.
    One does not need to stop doing the things that they enjoy, one needs only to ensure it does not guide them away from what they want. I wonder how many people wrote letters to themselves wishing that they had lived more, loved more, and enjoy some of the adventures that life had to offer? I wonder how many people’s final words were ‘I wish I watched more TV’?
    When else in your life will you be able to enjoy being young and beautiful?

    February 21, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      I hear you loud and clear and I am taking steps as we speak to try and correct a long time of abuse…

      February 21, 2014
      1. bythesea

        Abuse?

        February 21, 2014
        1. dreamshadow59

          Yup…No other way to say it…I am imperfect…

          February 21, 2014
          1. bythesea

            We are all imperfect, just imagine how boring the world would be if everyone was perfect

            February 21, 2014
            1. dreamshadow59

              Awwwwww….Thant makes me feel better….Thank You!!!

              February 21, 2014
  6. rebecca2013

    February 21, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      I’m in crisis and at the crossroads Doc. I NEED to get some help and dry out to change my life. The letter to myself was a real eye opener….I am looking into a Rehab facility now….

      February 21, 2014
      1. rebecca2013

        damn…. EMAIL ME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        February 25, 2014
  7. funfreak

    I made some serious choices at age 40 about my habits and behaviors. I stuck to what some people might call a regiment, but it worked for me. A healthy diet and exercise. Quit smoking and well, drinking was never a problem for me……it’s always been moderate. Anyway, made some new life changing choices at the beginning of my new decade and, though difficult and painful at first, I think it’s going to work out well. I like the idea of talking to onesself and adjusting our sails for whatever waters lie ahead. Good thinking!

    February 21, 2014
    1. bythesea

      Very true

      February 21, 2014
      1. dreamshadow59

        Yup….I have to make some decisions here and now…

        February 21, 2014
    2. dreamshadow59

      I NEED to do it , otherwise I WILL wind up like the lady in the future…Now is the time for me…I’m glad you were able to make those changes and stick with them Joanne…

      February 21, 2014
  8. monicaspeaks

    sometimes thinking about the future puts things into perspective

    February 21, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Absolutely true. I am at a crossroads here and NEED to buck up and make a hard decision…

      February 21, 2014
  9. keepingitreal_13

    I often wonder what a " future me " would tell a current me given a chance.

    February 25, 2014
  10. dreamshadow59

    I’m looking into a rehab program. It will take a LOT of work and effort to change my abusive habits but I am READY now to MAKE that change…

    February 21, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Serious enough for rehab. I’m afraid. Going in at the beginning of March!!!

      February 21, 2014
      1. dreamshadow59

        I really appreciate that…Thank you so much!!!

        February 22, 2014
  11. dreamshadow59

    Perfect song for me….

    February 21, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      YUP…Sounds about right!!!

      February 25, 2014