Dear Me After Dragons
When thinking about going home you felt both excited and stressed. You were stressed because AP test scores were in and you needed to check them, and you had hours of AP environment homework you had not started, history and English books you did not even know the name of but had to read before September. The list of reasons why you wanted to stay made you nervous to go home, because as soon as you did you knew you would be consumed in that head space. I’m not saying caring about school is a bad thing – I’m just saying that school as a be all and end all is bad. When before this trip did you sit outside and just watch a butterfly skip from flower to flower? It was beautiful, I am afraid you are going to stop seeing the small things that made life a work of art when you get back because you will no longer be present. The value of being present is a lesson you learned on this trip and a practice you will take with you. I believe it is essential for your happiness and success, despite it being difficult not to be pulled back into a never-ending chaos that is ingrained into our society. To the me when I get home, try to be present, because you are a way happier person when you are.