A few weeks ago, on a little show called How I Met Your Mother, Barney and Ted wrote letters to themselves as to remind them of a troubling time, or bad characteristics of a person. They both wrote letters to themselves about Robin, whom they are both in love with, in hopes that when they read the letter to themselves in the future they would remember the feelings of the current situation.
Ergo, I am going to do the same (and I've done it before), but not about a certain person or circumstance just about life in general. So, forgive me if it's a bit random.
Dear Future Allie,
Hi, how's it going? I hope well. There are a few things I'd like to remind you: Good friends don't come along very often-hang on to the ones you have and don't let go. People drift in and out of your life, it's OK, they served their purpose. Walking out on him was the best decision you could have ever made. NYC is the best city on earth-although not everyone is meant to live there. Your Mom really does have a heart of gold-even if she can be a bit of a pain. You have the ambition and the creativity-just do it!
You will regret not getting up an hour earlier to workout. You will regret eating those cookies. Being one of the boys isn't so bad (a lot less drama). Communication with the ones you love is priceless. Sometimes it really is OK to let go. Just because it's on sale, doesn't mean you have to buy it. Travel and experience new things as often as possible (pending funds in your bank account). SAVE MONEY! Encourage others to be the best they can be.
You've grown up a lot in the last few years. A wise woman once said that 26 was her favorite age because she was old enough to know better but still looked good. Don't be afraid to take the plunge. Sometimes the scariest decisions are the best ones. Know that you don't do well on boats. You have the most amazing boyfriend, don't ever let him get away. Stop nagging and trying to be perfect all the time-that shit's getting old. Take more pictures-with the way your memory is...you'll need them to recall.
Sometimes you have to take a few wrong turns to get on the right path. It's OK to admit you have a problem. Rich people suck. Always go with your gut feeling-NOT the euphoria that clouds the gut feeling-go with your ACTUAL gut feeling. You will miss the little things about people when they're gone. Just be yourself-who ever that is. I hope you've figured that out by now.
Also, remember this-you are an great person. And one hell of a walking contradiction.