Monday, October 18, 2010

A Letter Sent Through Time...

Suz, this one's for you!

I hope you're all ready for the embarrassing/random moment of the week. Rather than keeping these moments to myself- I usually share them. Too bad I just don't get embarrassed easily!

Today, I received a letter in the mail... from myself! 4 1/2 years ago I wrote myself a letter in seminary. I gave it to my teacher and told him that I wanted to get it in September 2010. I remember why I chose the time period I did.

Inside the envelope were a few things I sent. First, there was the letter to myself! Awesome. There was a letter my good old friend, Tiffany, wrote. Awesome. I also mailed myself a pass for a free game of bowling! Awesome-er. (Too bad I didn't check the expiration date before I mailed it. Oh well, it's the thought that counts.) Lastly, I also put a dollar in the envelope! Awesome-est!

I'm going to share the majority of the letter with you- omitting some parts, of course. The stuff in parenthesis are my current comments on whatever I wrote four years ago.

Dear Me (duh),

Wow. Well, it's kind of weird to be writing this to you (technically myself) a letter. Brother Davis asked us to write these letters to compare our perspective in high school to that of when we receive the letter (oh great... do I really want to remember my high school perspective...?) . I have chosen for my letter to be mail in September of 2010. I will be 22. In the time period between now and then, I have a few goals I want to accomplish:

I want to graduate from high school (check!),

get my eagle (check! thanks mom...),

get into college (check!),

and most importantly, serve a mission. (BINGO!)

When I get this letter, I want to be working for a college education (check!) and " searching" for an eternal companion. (Che... Wait, Woah! For the record, I cannot believe I wrote that!)

I want to be a good husband and father in the future and work hard to be a good church leader and an honorable priesthood holder. Right now, I'm only concerned with little things such as who likes me, and being involved with friends. In 4 years, I hope to be looking at things with a bigger perspective. Oh yeah, I want to be rich! Haha. (oh, how we learn so quickly...)

Well, what fun would this letter be without listing some girls I'd like to date between now and then?! So let's see if any of these "crushes" end up working out... At the moment, my #1 crush is ____________ but I don't really know her that well yet. A couple couple of girls that are good friends that I'd like to go out with are: ___________, ___________, ___________, & __________. (Did you really think I'd write the names on the internet?! NO WAY! However, I will say that I have been on at least one date with all of them since I've been home. Excluding the one who's married, of course!)

Before I end the letter, I feel really inclined to write about how much I love my family. (Can't have a blog post without writing that apparently. Still love you guys!) They are awesome and I can honestly say that I would be completely lost in the world without them. Over the last year or two, I got a lot closer to Dad than I ever thought possible. Before, we were always at each others throats and stuff, but now, we have seemed to click a little bit more. I like that we can laugh and roll our eyes together at things like when the women in our family are moody. I am thankful to have a mom who cares for us as much as she does. She has always been there for me and I can talk to her about anything. She constantly puts her own needs aside to help us with ours and I don't thing I could love anyone more. I don't know what I'd do without her. Since I'm next in the family, we'll take a "skip." I have enough about me in this letter already. Lauren is my hero! She is the most perfect person I know in every way possible. She makes me strive to be a better person and although I am older, I know that she is the example to me. I'm glad we had the opportunity to be so close while growing up. She truly is my best friend. Finally, we come to Tanner. What an I say about him? Even though Laur and I give him a hard time, we really do love him. Without him, our family is far from complete. He may get annoying sometimes, but I try to remind myself that that's what little brothers are for. I'm sure he'll turn out alright.(Seriously the last line of my letter? You should've seen Tanner's face when he heard that! Good thing I made up for it in the last post!)

See ya in 4 years!


It was an interesting letter for me to read. In a way, I am happy that I was able to accomplish those goals. To some, they may seem insignificant. To me, they were life-altering. I'm going to write myself another letter and find someone to give it to me in 5 years. I'd like to see where I'm at then. This time, though, I'm sending myself at least $20!