Last year, at the end of my first term of studies at The Yamasa Institute, our homeroom teacher made us write a letter to our future self. Kinda like Angela Aki’s song 「手紙 ～拝啓 １５の君へ～」, except that we were writing to the future self 6 months later. The purpose of the letter, was to remind ourselves of our aim and see if we have achieved it in 6 months’ time. If not, whether we have forgotten it or are we still pushing for it to happen.
I don’t remember exactly what I wrote, so that could possibly be one factor why, as narcissistic as it may sound, I was touched by what I wrote back then. I hope that people in the same shoes as I am, or anywhere similar, can read this and remind yourself not to give up on your dreams too. Here goes my letter:
I only received my letter some days ago, not by post since I didn’t return to Singapore, which was the address I wrote on the envelope. And I only read it today – same day when I asked a student what her name was, and she said “Yumeka”. I asked her for the Kanji and she said, 夢が叶う、夢叶。
What a beautiful name.