One Year Later: The Exercise

Dear Kirsten… Write a letter to yourself one year ago (yourself in Spring 2020 when the pandemic first really hit us).  What would you say to yourself about the year to follow? What turned out better or worse in the past year? Go into details (“you don’t know it yet, but”…and fill in the blanks). […]

There’s a World: The Exercise

Listen to the prologue. Be in two places at once! Play with the idea of an alternate storyline or universe in your life–a parallel dimension happening at the same time but with different outcomes. In your exercise, repeat the phrase, “there’s a world” and describe all that’s happening in that world from your point of […]

There’s a World

by Izzy             In the parallel dimension of my life, I get the fairytale ending I’ve always wanted. There’s a world where I become comfortable in my skin at an earlier age and stop worrying so much about schoolwork and grades. It’s a world where I’m invited to high school parties and I’m not forgotten […]

There’s a World

by Bella There’s a world where my cousin and I would have been able to go on the vacation toAustralia that we always dreamed of. There’s a world where I don’t have anxiety or OCD.There’s a world where I don’t hate how I looked at my prom. There’s a world where my dog nolonger barks, […]

There’s a World

by Katy There’s a world where COVID-19 doesn’t exist. There’s a world where classes are held in the classrooms and not over calls, there’s a world where one doesn’t need a mask when outside, there’s a world where the pandemic didn’t spread so wide and affect so many people. There’s a world where COVID-19 was […]

Dear Aaron

Dear Aaron, This year was one of the most decisive ones of your short but now very rapidly lengthening life. I cannot even express to you how proud I am of you for making it this far. I never thought I would be in the position I am today, you have so much to look […]

Dear Jemma

Dear Me, It’s Spring 2020 and your senior year just got put on pause for two weeks. Spoiler alert: it’s not going to be two weeks. You’ve been looking forward to your last semester of high school for so long, but it’s not going to happen the way you ever imagined it would. You’re not going to […]

Dear Henry

Hey Henry, How are you? A little bit strange, you know, writing to you. Or do I mean writing to me? I feel like writing to one’s past self is almost like writing to someone completely different. Anyways, hope you are well. You are probably enjoying your summer vacation. Most likely relaxing at our aunt’s […]

Dear Bella

Dear Bella,I can honestly say that this year has been so stressful, but has been pretty great as well. We arecurrently in April of 2021 and the pandemic is still happening. I know you were excited aboutsummer traveling and going to concerts in the summer of 2020, but unfortunately, it’s not able tohappen. You don’t […]

Dear Bethany

Dear the me of last year, Hello! I assume you have a lot of questions. Or maybe you don’t. Maybe you want to avoid thinking about the nebulous future, to pretend that it exists somewhere you can’t reach. I understand that, I do. I don’t want to lie to you, but at the same time, […]