Letter to My Younger Self

By Aly Kirke, TIWP Student

Dear Aly Three Years Ago,

Believe it or not, we’re graduating in less than a month. In the fall, we’ll be at film school. Last night, we had prom with our amazing friends and lived the many movies we’ve seen. I wish I could tell you this but even if I could you might call me a liar. 

You want to die and I want to live. You think we’ll never want to live again. You don’t think you will see your senior prom or your high school graduation or first day of college, but you will. 

We did it. And of course, it’s not perfect, but despite everything, we’re here. I’m here and I couldn’t be without you. I don’t want to take back what you’ll do. I just want to give you a hug and tell you that you will be okay. The skies will clear. The birds will sing. Time will stop moving slow and start moving so fast you’ll want it to stop. Life won’t always feel suffocating. You will laugh and love and go on adventures and make new friends and be so grateful that you live to see tomorrow.

I love you and I’m so proud of you.


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