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  • 4245 Holly Drive
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
    May 22, 2014

    Rachel C
    307 Ocean Drive
    Palm Beach Island, Florida 33480

    Dear Future Me:
    Well hi, I guess! I’m writing this letter at 16 years old, just about to finish my sophomore year in high school. Most likely I have changed as a person. My feelings and dreams have probably changed a bit from what I feel now. Although I’m curious to see what specifically has changed. To best describe myself I’m a overall empathetic, compassionate person who has lots of goals for myself. I hope that everything will work out for the better in the end and I’ll be able to accomplish everything I want to in life. I also have some short term goals for myself. Over the summer I want to become extremely fit. I plan on working out a lot and eating really healthy, eliminating the junk food on a regular basis. I’ve recognized some things about me this year. I slacked a lot, I was unorganized, and most of all lazy! I intend to fix that for myself my junior year by, planning more, using my time more wisely, and focus on school more than other things (i.e. social life.) I’m really interested in all things beauty! I love makeup and all types of cosmetology. Recently I’ve also been interested in nutrition and health, and researching things to try myself. On the other hand things I can’t stand is drama and petty people. I feel like high school is full of people that want to dwell on the small things that don’t matter in life, and they want to fight about the littlest things, like the color of the sky. I find it all unnecessary considering there are much bigger problems and issues in the world. Ungrateful teenagers who don’t respect the blessings they have, really frustrate me. There is many things I like about myself, I like that I’m a caring person and usually can make people feel better when they are upset. Also, I like that I’ve never been easily pressured into do things that I don’t feel comfortable doing. I fear my dad and mines relationship, and what will become of it. It’s not the best right now. We don’t understand each other and he thinks I’m a completely different person that I’m not. I have problems parenting myself, because that’s really the only parent I have, my dad isn’t there for me as a parent figure. That pretty much sums up “me now,” I’ll be very curious to see what will change.

    I live in a very country neighborhood in a very wealthy part of town. All the stops sign and streets sign have rod-iron framing the signs. I have a two acre lot on a canal with a pool and hot-tub. To best describe my yard I refer to it as “the forest” because my dad is a tree hugger and when my house was being built he only cut down enough trees for my house. My bedroom does not reflect my personality at all. My furniture is antique dark wood, that’s from my dad when he was growing up. The walls are bare yellow with not a lot of decoration on them. I love to go to the mall, even though I’m broke, but it’s fun because I like looking at all the new things. Also, Cobb, which is the movie theater, is somewhere I like to go spend time with friend. Unlike most teenagers in today’s age who have some many possessions, I don’t have a lot. I have an iPhone 4 and a TV in my room, and that’s pretty much it. I love to go boating and hanging out with my friends at their houses or mine, but not really mine because I don’t my house. I am a Christian and I go to Covenant Centre. I have a yellow lab named, Coda. She is about 5 years old and is very mellow. In the current world, Maya Angelou just passed away last week, there is a war going on a Syria, and the iPhone 6 is coming out in the summer/fall.

    This year I joined my first sport other than the ones I did when I was little. I made my school flag football team. I played on defense as a rusher and also was a safety. I plan on doing flag football my junior and senior year too. I also love riding. I ride at Dessert Rose Ranch, and love my baby, Magnum! He’s the best, and I love his personality. My favorite snacks are salty snack foods. On the weekends I like to catch up on my room and hanging out with friends.This year I joined a lot of clubs and organizations. I joined Hugs n' Kisses which is a national cancer organization that making and selling button braclets to pay for local cancer patients medical and other bills that they can't pay witht the cancer. I partcipated in many green markets where, me and my club peers all made baked goods to sell along with the bracelets. We were quite successful each time. After each day of selling we made on average of about $600. Other than Hugs n' Kisses I joined a community service club, Interact. As a club we went and particapted in local events community service events to give back to the community. One event in particular was through the Big Heart Brigade, where we pulled, cooked, and packaged food for local Palm Beach families for Thanksgiving that wouldn't have one otherwise. We also hosted the flavor of Tuscany, which is an annual dinner that raises money for the Palm Beach Rotary Club, which sponses our Interact Club. This year I was also a part of class council, building our sophomore float and making deciding factors that would be good fundraising. I also particapted in our annual school spring fashion show. It raises money for our class by showcasing prom dresses from David's Bridal and My Crowning Closet. I was very active this year in partcipating in school functions and events.

    I live at home with my dad and his wife, who I do not like at all, but thats a whole different story that I'm not getting into. And you already know too, considrering this is a letter to my self just when I'm older. My older sister, Hannah just finished her first year of college at New College of Florida on the westcoast of Florida in Sarasota. She came home last weekend on Saturday. Dad and I went to go pick her up. Unfortunatly though, she does not live with me, so I don't see her that much. She lives with my neighbor, Jen and Jason and their daughter, Ryan. They are like family to us, and she lives there because the circumstances are better for her there. This year a lot changed for me. I became a lot more independent and didn't really have parental influence, which is a good and bad thing. Being that I became more social I meet a lot of new people and got a lot of friends. I got a new kind of attention I never got before. Most of the people I'm friends with now, I recognize that I won't be friends with after high school. I feel that we are different just enjoy the overall company of each other when we are together. Although I have been lucky in meeting a few great people that I feel I will remain friends with even after high school. The first friend is, Ruth. Ruth I met last year, because like I said I'm a overally empathic person. Orginally, I started talking to her because I felt bad for her. She was in my 5th hour last year, and when the bell would ring to get up for lunch and all the kids would storm out she would just sit in her desk all alone with a book. I noticed she did this everyday, and I was thinking that she was really lonely. She also never ate, which I felt bad about. So one day when the bell rang I went down to the cafeteria and bought her lunch. And then I went back up to my teachers room and gave Ruth the lunch and started talking to her. She was so grateful for the food. And everyday after I ate lunch with her. I skipped lunch and being with my friends, and I was able to meet an amazing girl. We instantly clicked and grew closer. Now we look at each other as sisters and I'm really grateful to have someone so special in my life. This year I also met another amazing girl who will be my best friend I feel even after high school, her name is, Ally. We meet because we had 10th grade english together and then grew closer through other friends. Orginally we didn't like each other because we liked the same guy, but we got over that, and became really close with one another. Ally and I could stay up for hours and talk and never get bored or have awkward moments. We were like true soul sisters. And her family is great too. I love them all so much, her mom, dad, and little brother. I knew I really meant something to them when they offered me their spare bedroom to live in when things were getting tough in my house. I am really blessed to have met such fabulous people in my life that mean as much to me as I mean to them.

    In my future, I want to be a model. I never just want to be a model though. I want to be so much more too. I want to be a business owner of a salon or something dealing with cosmetology. Ideally I want to live on the intercoastal in a BIG elegant house, and I want to drive a Range Rover, although that might change. In the more near future I don't know what college I want to go to. I'm thinking I want to go to a business school, because I'm not going to a modeling school because that is just a scam to get your money. There are many different types of models. There are runway, and high fashion models, and commercial. I'm hoping to be a commercial model which is for like Victoria Secret, that's just an example. That pretty much sums up me now and what I want in my future. So see you in 10 years when you are reading this, it'll be weird to see what's changed.
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