Dear Future Self,
I’m writing this letter to you, in hopes that you will not forget how far you have come. I also want to encourage you in a couple of areas that seem to have caused you a bit of trouble.
Let’s start with relationships … Do you still fear getting close to people? How are your trust issues? I pray that you are NOT still putting up walls and holding people at arm’s length. You have so much to offer and people have so much that they want to pour into you. If part of those walls are still up, it’s okay, you have come so far. Remember when your walls were attached to a sealed roof, the windows and doors were all boarded up and you were surrounded by a mote? I also want to remind you that some relationships are just for a season and it’s not personal that they didn’t last. Are you still making an effort to stay in love with your hubby? Remember, everyday you can choose to fall in love with him. Do you connect with your daughters often and really listen to their heart? Don’t forget what it was like when you were their age.
How about your dreams … Are you still dreaming? I hope so. I hope you are dreaming about bigger and crazy things to do till the day you die. This is one of your greatest strengths: YOU ARE A DREAMER. I hope you haven’t become selfish with your dreams though, share them. Don’t build your kingdom of dreams just so you can say “Look at all I’ve done!” Dream and help others dream and then help them make those dreams happen. Did you ever open that shop? Write those books? Sing that Song? Did you and Joe ever make it to Italy? Did you guys ever adopt more children and did you find that Ranch in the country?
When it comes to money … You haven’t gotten greedy in your old age have you? Nice things are nice but please live modestly. Materialism doesn’t look good on you. Just like the dreams, don’t hoard your money. Use it to bless others and love well.
Your health … You’ve finally gotten a handle on this one, right? Have you stopped using food as a coping mechanism? I hope so. Please tell me you eat more vegetables and do squats. For the love of God, please tell me you aren’t still paying for a gym membership and not using it! Remember when you would look at your naked imperfect body in the mirror and scowl? Please don’t tell me you still do that. Please tell me you look at yourself and dance naked in front of a mirror just for fun.
Lets talk about emotions and feelings … Are you more peaceful and joyful? You tried so hard to figure this one out, so I hope that you have progressed in this area. Remember when you were so depressed that you were sleeping and napping every second of the day you could? Or what about when you were on Adderall and felt high all the time, but it helped take the sadness away? What about how insecure you were about social environments that you started to get addicted to Gin and Sprite? Those were some good times, but please tell you never went there again.
I have one last request of you: Please find a girl just like me to pour into. I could really use the encouragement.
Your Younger Self
P.S. Please tell me you finally joined the mile high club 🙂
Marcy Rossi is an all around creative type, and comes from a very creative family. At the early age of five, Marcy was taking drama and art courses at the local community college. Her childhood and teen years were spent exploring the great outdoors in Upstate New York, playing and learning music (in and out of the church), creating visual arts (winning several awards for her work), crafting, play writing & stage design, dance (which she taught for four years) and writing. Needless to say, she now loves to dabble in all things creative. Her days are filled with loving on her two soon-to-be preteen daughter, being a supportive wife (of fifteen years), learning new creative skills, and running her jewelry business (StickOrStone.com).
It’s not surprising to know that when it came time to decide on school, Marcy chose to get a degree in Music Business. She is currently finishing her Bachelors in Worship Arts. Marcy’s brilliant ADHD mind has enabled her to be able to try out many jobs, and excel at them. From retail to construction, to camp councilor to coffee barista, Marcy gained insight into business and a heart for people.
Currently Marcy is the vocal director at Centerpoint Church in Murrieta, CA. She is also helping to establish a 24-7 Murrieta House of Prayer by being the Worship Arts Director. Marcy loves the region of Temecula Valley where she and her family resides. Long term she would like to establish an artists collective (Create365.org) that supports and mentors local artists with a marketplace (StickOrStone.com) and mastery instruction.
Marcy has a passion to see people free and fully living their lives for Christ. Her own faith journey has been a long road of healing as she has overcome childhood sexual abuse, rejection, depression and legalistic religion. She loves to see the transformation prayer and truth can have on a person’s life. Marcy also loves to paint in the prophetic. She believes that God can use her and her art to touch and heal the world around her.