Letter To Myself 10 Years From Now

Letter to self in 10 years

Dear Christine,

Today we were asked to ‘List what we would like our life to look like in ten years’. The thought of envisioning the future, while everything is still so new will frighten you. A new home, new job, new city, new boyfriend. A lot has changed in the last year. And although it’s scary, it’s important to be clear. It’s important to be honest. And it’s important to fully embrace your desires without shame or reservation. Own that shit! Own the Amazing, beautiful life you have in store because it’s yours and you can have it all! Change is inevitable. We will no longer spend precious hours in fear or hesitation. Today is February 4th, 2027. Today you are 38 years old. Let that sink in. You are so very blessed to be alive and full of universal energy! I have such warm wishes for you.

You started your fitness journey at a young age, allowing you to age gently and gracefully. I bet you still look 10 years younger. This has always been a perk of ours. That handsome man you married- Even after all this time, I know he still cherishes you inside and out! There’s always been something strangely perfect about the way he fits into our world. Wow! How wonderful the ceremony must be! Oceanside with a soft breeze gliding through your hair. I can feel it now. Savor every moment with centered awareness. This moment is all there is. A lifetime of travel and personal-growth with him seems pretty, fantastic to me… “I can’t wait to marry you!” Because you are both mindful minimalist your home will reflect your values. Cozy, effective, safe and fitting. Fruit trees, a flourishing garden, our backyard haven – I get excited simply thinking about it!! Our lifestyle and financial goals will have blessed us with more than enough so we can in turn, bless those around us.

We will be parents. Carrying our children in your belly will be a miracle of purpose and of strength. A lesson you long to experience in this lifetime for the sake of embracing the wonders of the divine feminine. I like how this letter was originally addressed to me but flowingly became we. Two wholes uniting as one. We will be successful in our business endeavors because we love what we do. We can work from anywhere and we do. Travel is essential to our growth and pleasure. Life is always getting better! We are continuously becoming better versions of ourselves. Committed and in love.

It almost feels selfish to write such a beautiful life into existence. Always remember you are worthy of all this and more! It is our destiny to be loved by me. To be loved by all. Embrace that.

Love you forever and everrr,
Vilma Christine


Love Letter: How We Met

I remember the first time I saw you.

Standing in line with your friends. The sweetest smile beaming across your face.

I stopped dead in my tracks.


I’d never felt that before. Breathtaking beauty in the eyes of a stranger.

A few drinks later, I found myself standing in front of you gushing about Star Wars and Dragon Ball Z. To think I almost didn’t go out because I didn’t have time to change what I was wearing. It was the Star Wars sneakers on my feet that opened an abundance of dorky topics.

I was so excited to talk to you, I forgot about that intimidating smile of yours. I had to be near it!

We exchanged snapchat accounts and a year went by. A year of random hellos. Until one day in June, after hours of texting, you asked to call me. You caught me off guard, introducing yourself in a silly voice, I was instantly filled with laughter! We stayed up all night talking about business, finance, the universe, paranormal events, cutting edge science and all things challenging conventional thinking: including health, food, plant medicine, relationships, goals and dreams. I had no idea the depths of your soul. I wanted more.

I’ve never met anyone like you.

A love at first sight connection combined with an intelligence exceeding most.

I’ll always love you for sharing your world and mind with a curly-haired girl you met one day, at a party she almost didn’t go to.

2016: What I’ve Learned

A letter of reflection to my younger self:

Loyalty can become slavery. When your job of almost eight years fails to see your worth… leave. Leave and don’t ever look back.

You know that ongoing fantasy of abandoning your hometown in search of like-minded people? You will do exactly that. You will find your community… but they will only make you miss your family and friends back home.

When a ticket to Burning Man magically appears… pack your bags and hit the road! You will cross paths with many wandering souls. These connections will affirm you made the right choice.

This will be the decision that changes everything. This is when your eyes truly open. Every moment proceeding this will look/feel like a dream. You are the creator of your reality!

Ride your bike into the dessert alone. You won’t be able to see a single thing but you will feel true freedom in solitude.

Play in the giant ball pit with the married couple from Dallas, the dude look alike and the traveling french man. Join the dusty pillow fights and laugh hysterically until you cry. You’ll become seven years old again. Time travel IS possible! Hell, anything is possible.

Black Rock City will LOOK and FEEL like you are on freakin’ Tatooine. Star Wars galaxy dream come true! The sunrises and sunsets alone are enough to leave you breathless.

From Lake Tahoe, to Yosemite, to The Redwoods, to a week long Hot Springs tour – you are witnessing nature’s natural, untouched wonders. Soak up every vibrant color, sound and fragrance!

Drive from LA to San Francisco to pick up a traveling German en route to the same yoga retreat you’re attending. Meet the people already living the life you desire. You are the company you keep.

Remember when you used to attend festivals for the music? Not anymore, you’d much rather spend your festival days learning about permaculture, alternative economic systems and listening to hactivist lectures. A rob0t is born 😉

You are not a vegetarian. You are not a vegan. You are not a raw foodist. You are a person- listening to her body, doing her best for the planet and all earthlings as a whole. If someone resists your lifestyle, let them. This game of labels will only bring about judgement. I promise you will inspire more change through love and acceptance, over fear and attack. Continue inspiring others with your life and food choices. All change, even in the slightest amount is a step in evolution.

“You’re selling yourself for so much less than you are worth, right now.” These words of raw truth will haunt you, in a good way. Always remember your worth, Vilma Christine.

Relationships are mirrors. Your greatest challenge will come to you through reflection. Forgive and be grateful it happened.

Marry a man you would be proud to call your son.

You will realize how closed off you’ve been with partners in the past, Never fully present. He will teach you to break down your walls and finally be the open book you’ve always aspired to be. He will be your biggest lesson. Your greatest teacher. But he will not be your happily, ever after.

We don’t just have one love of our lifetime, we have many. Soulmates come in different energetic forms and circumstances. Lovers, parents, children, friends. Some are only meant to be with us for short periods. While others will prove lifelong connections. Love without expectation.

Your sister and best friend will fly all the way to Los Angeles to visit you. An act of love even you can’t comprehend. This is your family. This is where you belong.

It will happen quickly and may seem like it’s too soon. But he will match your weird and share your vision. And truth be told, you fell in love with him long ago. “There’s so much I want to do with you.”

It’s the end of the things you know.

Here we go…

2015: What I’ve learned

letter of reflection to my younger self:

Becoming vegan is a choice. Seeing what’s being done to the animals will cause you to view your food choices in a whole new way. Ask yourself: Is this what I want my contribution to the world to involve?

You will be surprised how willing others are to accommodate your values. Their curiosity will ignite your passion and inspire you to create ways to contribute towards a shift in their diet too.

There will be numerous occasions when you’ll feel left out in social gatherings. No matter how often you are teased or discouraged, STAND TALL! These are opportunities for great strength and power. Remember you are happier and healthier living a vegan lifestyle.

Your photography will lead you to many creative endeavors. But the one that will fill your heart most will honor the life of a client and his family. It is then, you will see the true value of your art.

Go outside, where there are no lights and just look up at the night sky. Notice how you feel. Notice where your thoughts go and discover what wonder means.

You tend to be in relationships because you see a lot of good in that person, but you ignore that you aren’t happy or that you are getting hurt. Learn not to compromise. If something is good, it’s good.

Just because a guy is sweet and adores you, doesn’t mean he’s right for you.

Always ask for what you want and NEED.

Notice who you call at 4am, post breakup, lying on the closet floor. Sometimes all you need is a little heart to heart with your bestfriend and first love.
Don’t be afraid of looking dumb, asking a stupid question, falling on your face, getting rejected or singing the wrong lyrics. We’ll be dead soon.

Over-tip. It will make someone’s day.
You will feel the need to disconnect from society. Instead of heading to the mountains, disconnect your phone service and practice being fully present with the people standing in front of you. Teach by example.
Breathe slowly when you’re scared. Breathe slowly when you’re excited. Breathe slowly when you meditate. Full, deep breaths. Breathing is the key to controlling our flow of energy.
The difference between being good and great is the effort you put in. When you discover you are exceeding the ability of your coworkers, ask for a raise. Own your work ethic! Not everyone has it.
The whole, “don’t make someone a priority when they only make you an option’ is so true. Letting go of friends is difficult but I promise it’ll free you up to give increased love and attention to those more deserving.
Designing a christmas card for your grandma will be one of the highlights of your year. Don’t put it off.
Be kind to yourself, even when you take a step in the wrong direction. You are human, it happens. Turn around and continue moving forward.

I’m so proud of the way you handled life’s challenges this year! Abundant rewards are on their way to you now. I can feel it!! Let’s start 2016 with so much love and laughter we don’t know what to do with it!

2014: What I’ve Learned

a letter of reflection to my younger self:
Becoming vegetarian will be one of the first and most significant lifestyle changes you will make in 2014 ever.
Food has everything to do with your spiritual directive in life.
You are a photographer and business owner. Let that sink in. You are creating your reality with every step you take toward your goal. There is magic in the world, just remember to KEEP GOING…

Learn to silence your inner critic and get out of your own way. You’re an artist and your art is appreciated. Continue sharing what you create. When we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen.

You are a very loving person but you struggle with your ability to express love outwardly. Don’t assume the ones you love know that you love them. They need to be told and you need the practice of telling them. This will help you to achieve the emotional balance that you desire.
Sometimes you worry if your music is too loud. if your neighbors can tell that you play the same three songs again and again. Don’t let this keep you hidden. Smile, be kind – make friends with the artist next door.

I don’t care who it is or where you are – when someone takes you by the hand and asks you to dance, always say Yes! The world is your dance floor.

When Paul McCartney plays New Orleans drop everything you’re doing and take a road trip! This gracious man will deliver an emotionally, intimate performance of a lifetime. Invite someone that loves you.

After over five years of attending Austin City Limits you’ll say your goodbyes. Music festivals no longer compare to the intimacy you feel in a tiny, New York basement venue.

I used to despise being called adorable. For so long I associated it’s meaning with babies and small children. But the root word is adore. These gentle people are simply affirming you are worthy of being ADORED. And hell yes, you most definitely are!

And at twenty-six when a man pushes your hair behind your ear for the first time in your life, enjoy it. You’ve waited years for this moment and it’s everything you imagined it to be.

But charming isn’t always kind. And charming doesn’t mean he’ll stay.

We must say (or ask) the things that scare us most – the very thing that may drive the person away. Because if that’s all it takes for them to go, well, hell, let them. They would’ve gone 

To fall in love (or not) – to attempt the thing, to have a real experience, demands extraordinary amounts of courage and vulnerability and self-worth. You have to be courageous enough to give someone the power to hurt you. It will hurt like hell but realize your grieving process is your own. It’s not your job to hide from him that he’s hurt you. This is not the part where you worry about him. It’s your job to feel what you feel and make no apologies for it.

You will lose numerous friends and coworkers unexpectedly and tragically. The pain will linger on and you’ll find it hard to breathe when the sun goes down. Treat each day as a gift. The present moment is all we’ll ever have. 

Remember to take a moment and reach out to the people in your life that love, inspire and encourage you. Friendship is the most sincere form of love. It is the groundwork of all relationships.

One of your favorite humans will introduce you to kundalini yoga. When you are consciously aware of your breath you will experience your own inner essence that no one can take away from you. Explore this powerful yoga of awareness. It will bring balance to the body, mind and soul.

As adults we’re taught to hide our tears but I’m telling you now, it’s okay to cry in front of strangers. And it’s okay to cry alone in the bath. Whatever you do don’t repress yourself. An unexpressed life is painful and silence will not protect you.

Meet new people. And meet them often. They will introduce you to the pieces of yourself you have yet to discover.

Sometime at year end, you’ll reach a comfortable point in life and wonder what’s next? buy a house? have a baby?

You will realize you want to become a mother. This won’t scare you anymore. It will excite you. And sadden you. 
One day Christine.
One day when you’re in love.
You will find yourself ready to do the things you always hoped you’d experience with a lover by your side. A result of the comfort and familiarity you feel in your everyday. You’ll instead change focus and decide it’s time to pack up all of your belongings and move to a new city. a new state.

And just like that, a dream is born. an adventure awaits…

jump headfirst into the unknown with an open heart and an open mind.