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Letter from the Future

Dear Kylie

Dear Kylie,

I hope this letter reaches you in time, I know you’re super busy getting everything ready for Salve and you did just get back from your trip with the trio. I know you’re thinking that you won’t have that much fun at school but trust me, you love it. Fall semester is amazing, you meet so many new people and even Harry Styles puts out a new album. My point is that you love Salve, despite the jitters you had in the first few days. Now, I’m not writing you this letter to tell you how much you love school, I’m writing to tell you how much you’re going to miss it. Do you remember when you were a kid and that annoying Joe in your class kept going on about the world ending? Well, in a way, it kind of has. There’s a new virus called Coronavirus or Covid-19 (it also has a billon other names). The virus started in China and while you heard about it, you thought nothing of it; in fact, you called it the spicy flu just to be funny. Well, because of Covid-19, your spring semester at Salve has been cut short and you are now taking classes at home.

I know what you’re thinking, it can’t be true, but it is. The entire country is on quarantine basically and everyone is taking classes from home, including Noah. So far, things are going okay, but it has been an adjustment. The one positive is that you got to move your entire bedroom around, like you’ve always wanted to do. Oh! And you’re getting another dog, a German Shepard but you still don’t have a name picked out. I know you must be appalled reading this right now, has your jaw hit the floor yet? I want you to know that it will all be okay, I’m not sure when but it will be. Mom’s been driving me crazy lately so I’m trying look on the brighter side of things.

Keep having a great summer, there is nothing you need to do differently. You went to three different places, saw so many things and for once really ventured out of your comfort zone. Don’t worry about school, you’re gonna love it, so much in fact that the thought of being home for 6 months made you burst out into tears. Have a great fall semester and try not to think about what’s coming in spring. Say hi to Maggie for me! (you’ll know when you meet her).

You got this!

With love,

Future Kylie