A Letter to Future Me
Dear Future Me,
I’m writing you this letter because I’m afraid I’m running out of time. There is a pandemic going around that you will not be immune to. You have been unable to fight similar pandemics and I fear that this one will get you as well. You have probably already succumbed to it. As I write this letter, many of our friends have been victims. Due to their close proximity to me, it’s only a matter of time before it gets to me. I will only be able to hold out from creating a Pinterest account for so long.
So if you are reading this as a Pinterest addict, I want you to know a few things. I want you to know that I am happy, even without a Pinterest account. You probably have a hard time believing this. I, too, would doubt a letter from Past Me if it read that I was happy before Facebook. I get it. Your world feels so fulfilled now that you can pin organization ideas for your basement storage. Knowing you, I’m sure you have 10 different options and can’t wait to tackle the project. I’m sure you’ve pinned at least 5 different crock-pot chili recipes. Also, you can go ahead and un-pin all those do-It-yourself craft projects. You are not crafty. You will never do those. You and I both know that you will be purchasing store-bought party decorations for the kids’ entire childhood.
You might be considering cancelling your account. You are probably terrified that it will leave a void in your life. You might wonder how you will provide a meal for your family if you cannot look at your board for ideas. I’m writing to tell you that you will find a way. Believe it or not, I planned this week’s entire menu without a Pinterest account. Also, I just finished planning birthday parties for all three kids without even a glance at Pinterest. I know you think I’m lying, but it’s true. Have you really forgotten already?
So go ahead and cancel your account. You might feel alienated by your friends. You might feel left out of most of the conversations at play dates. It’s only a matter of time before your Klout score begins to suffer from your lack of pinning, but life goes on. You have three beautiful children. You have a loving husband. You will find fulfillment in life again.