I know it sounds a little cheesy, but I wrote myself a letter today in order to remind myself of who I would like to become :
You know you can be who you want to be. You need to remember that you are capable of a lot if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Be patient with yourself and others. Be compassionate but vigilant. Understand that if you’re not happy with your life, it is your own fault. Go out into the world to learn and soak in all that you can. Be adventurous but cautious enough to not come into any real harm. Love everything around you and everyone who shows you kindness, and sometimes those who do not. Abide by the cliché but honorable code of “peace, love, and happiness” as much as possible without straying too far from being realistic. Remember that things are never as bad as they seem, and it will always get better. Do not take school, your future career, and your future responsibility-filled life too seriously. Remain loyal to your word. Do things at your own pace as much as possible. Learn from your mistakes rather than being hard on yourself when you mess up. And lastly, as corny as it may sound, love yourself.