D returned home from college for the weekend today, and the first order of business (after he messed around with Roxie for a minute) was to open those two letters from his younger self.
The first envelope contained some specific personal goals, like (as I mentioned yesterday) “Be nicer to J”, “Be better at turning in my homework”, and other things that, thank goodness, he has learned to do over the past four to five years. (Did I mention here that his GPA for first semester in college this year was a 3.752? WOOT!)
That piece of paper was pretty awesome, but it was the letter in the OTHER envelope that blew us both away:
Four years from now I see myself as an Eagle Scout. I will also have made accomplishments in the field of graphic design. I will have made great strides in the field of my religion. I hope that this is me now.
What’s next on our agenda for the evening? I’m going to have him think about lottery numbers and horse races.
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