08. Dear Future Me,

tldr: your past self is a punk, but it be like that sometimes

So, Future Me:

Past Self decided she was going to set some goals, and you done fucked up. Either by setting yourself up for failure with unrealistic hopes, or simply by not following your subjective timeline to get things done.

Here is the question to ask yourself:

Did this hurt anything/anyone?

I mean truly. I think you are a good person. I doubt that you procrastinated on a group project ’til you ruined it for everyone. It was most likely that I, your Past Self, let you down. Let’s be honest– you have a lot of burning ambition and a semi-organized mentality. Of course you plan to get one blog post done every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; but did you account for the fact that *maybe* you would end up studying for your finals instead? Or *maybe* you would just end up going to bed early?

No. You wouldn’t. And I know this because I am the Past Self, making these plans as we speak. I can accept that some events will get in the way of you achieving everything the exact way I pictured it. Why can’t you accept that?

So ask yourself:

  1. Did this hurt anything?
    • Is your group project ruined?
    • Will your blog turn over and die because you missed one day?
    • Can you find the time to work on it later?
  2. Did this hurt anyone?
    1. Will your group suffer because of your actions?
    2. Was someone counting on you to have it done besides yourself?
    3. Will this matter two weeks from now?

Setting plans is important, and a good amount of the plans that your Past Self set are realistic. But it is also realistic to imagine that they won’t all work out in a given time period.

Be easy on yourself. Get back to it. You got this.

Your Past Self,


Published by Paige Bright

Hi- my name is Paige Alexandria Bright. I am a rising junior at MIT interested in mathematics and philosophy. I have been writing this blog since the beginning of COVID. Lets see where this goes.

3 thoughts on “08. Dear Future Me,

  1. blogging regularly really is a challenge :/ it takes a Lot of practice to get right. i’ve kept a blog for years and i still have trouble keeping my goal of blogging every week or so.

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    1. I’m honestly just glad this didn’t flop after three Blogs XD. I’ll consider it a success if in a year I have more than 70 posts- if that. I just know this will apply to more than Blogs in the long run, thus a letter I can return to. It is nice to know that an experienced blogger like you still goes through this 🙂


      1. yeah, having a record is definitely one of the more rewarding parts of keeping a blog. like, i am just so glad i wrote about my life a lot over the past years, i am so glad i have documentation about everything, i always wish i had more.

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