Hello Bernadette My Dear!
This is a letter from yours truly (as in your true future self from the future) (we could all use a little redundancy in our lives sometimes). I’m just letting you know that this would be a most opportune time to figure out what the heck you’re going to be doing with your life!! Yeah, I remember this period of our life. It gets hard. and confusing. and you have no idea what you’re supposed to decide. You’re dealing with a whole lot of pressure from people who want you to succeed. Believing in yourself is not the problem, you’ve got that down. No, the problem is, are you going to be happy? Are you going to like your career choice? Are you going to have good relationships? Is all this what you have been destined to do? Are you going to be genuinely content? I’ve been there (obviously) and I know its tough, but it does end and you end up being me! (It’s awesome, trust me.)
“Wait,” you say, “you’re future me. So can’t you just tell me what to decide and if it’s a good decision?” Ha! Wouldn’t you like to know? But no, you’re a clever girl. You know that people should only be privy to past and present information. Unless, of course, it’s a letter from your future self giving advice. Those are always okay. ;)
So anyways, all I have to say to you right now is gear up and get ready. It’ll be rough and frustrating and so worthwhile. You’ll learn to decide for yourself and you’ll be great and happy and lovely.
FY, (Thanks to Har-new, I’ve been permitted to close like this)
Bernadette from the /fjutʃɜr/
P. S. Yes, as you can see, you do eventually get the hang of IPA.
P. P. S. Doctor Who, still awesome.