This is my first Five Minute Friday link up since 2014! I cannot believe that it has been so long! AAAAAHHH I feel blessed to rejoin this group of writers. This week I’m going write a note to my future self.

You can join in too. The rules are pretty simple – write for 5 minutes on the word prompt for the week and post to your blog, then add your post to the linky party over at the Five Minute Friday community.


Hey Future Self, it’s me, your younger, less hot self! I’m sending you lots of love.

I know that the decisions I make today are leading me towards you and while sometimes I cannot see things clearly, my track record thus far has been pretty great. Whatever it is, whatever it looks like, no matter how bad it gets, YOU GOT THIS.

Every day that I wake up, I try to be mindful that you, the future me, depends on who I decide to be today, in this moment. And the woman I am today, decides to make the most of her time here, with what she has, right where she is, exactly as she it. Because that is always enough.

I hope I make you proud.


After I wrote this post I did a quick Google search and found this amazing website that makes it super easy to write a note to your future self. Feel free to check it out here. 

Dear Future Me,

Today you celebrate the most wonderful supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day of the year.

It’s V-DAY!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Happy Tiramisu Day..aaalll Day.

July 30th…the day God blessed this world with your presence. I say this to you every year and I will say it again, you are a present to this world. He chose this time in our history to have you walk this earth and leave your own impressive footprints.

Vernette, you are Love on Day 211 of 2014. You are wiser, more patient with yourself. You know that timing is everything and that nothing happens before its time. And you are okay with that. You trust that the path you are on is the right one for you.

I am so proud of you for continuing to do the work you need to do on yourself. You show up. You learn. You grow. You expand. You choose to be happy. You choose to Love hard. You choose to Love now. You choose to never settle for less than you deserve.

I see you smiling, laughing even as you sit marveling at how far you have come. I see you hopefully exploring and having wine and authentic Tiramisu in Tuscany. You are absolutely in awe.

I see you thinking about and being grateful for all the lessons and experiences that have brought you to this moment in time. I see you toasting the memory of the woman who brought you into this world and who has inspired your quest to be more and to evolve into the woman she helped God create.

I see you happier, more content in this body that has brought you so far. I see you comfortable in your skin beautiful lady. I see you smiling because the past is the past finally. I feel so proud to have become you.

I am so proud of you. Sawubona Vernette.

I see YOU on July 30th 2014.
Your younger, work-in-progress-doing-the-best-she-can-while-keeping-hope-alive self.


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. I wanted to share it with everyone because it is so awesome.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.