a letter from last year

this time last year

I woke up this morning and found this letter in my inbox. It was from me, one year ago today. Having launched my photography site yesterday, and seeing as I'm in Portland right now for work, I wish I could write back saying, "you've come a long way."

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Dear FutureMe, 

I have no idea where you're supposed to be right now. Did you ever apply for a Fulbright? Did you just finish applying? Do you have a full time job? None of the above? 

It's pretty scary on this end... not knowing what to do or where to go. Or what's ahead. 

I hope your heart is strong. That you're still taking photos. Learning new things and trying to find out what YOU'RE good at. Not what you think you're supposed to be good at. 

Today you went on a four mile hike with David, Kyle and Melanie. I don't want to make you think that this is something you regularly do, but it is something you're proud of-- at least for today. 

From what I can tell, that's what it's about. Being proud of the small accomplishments, one day at a time, up until they make up something even greater. 

Love, 

Celeste