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Cosmo Confessions: To My Future Self

With a new decade fast approaching, what should your future self know?
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A new decade is fast approaching, and whether you want to or not, it's got you re-evaluating your life atm. How are you doing? Are you right on track? People have a lot of plans for 2020, but we asked Cosmo girls to pause and reflect. Today's #CosmoConfessions is all about what people want to tell their future selves.

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Be kind. 

"Dear Future Self,

If you are now married and/or if you have kids, as long as you CHOSE that option, then everything is good. But please, don't be obnoxious and hate your Past Self for not wanting to be married or wanting to remain childless for a long time. Be kind—not just to others but also to yourself. " -Cera

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Life is about to get so good. 

"Dear Self,

Life is tough so you should be tough, too. In 2020, life will be exciting, fun, and fulfilling, so don't be too harsh on yourself; life if short—seize every moment. Do everything you want to do. Do what makes you happy. Do the things you weren't able to do in 2019." -Tine

Take care of money matters. 

"I hope that by now, you've gotten rid of all your credit card debt.

P.S. I hope you've conquered that Add To Cart addiction, too!"

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Be patient with your heart. 

"To my Future Self,

Stay patient and strong. The real one will come along, and your love story will be unlike what you've been reading about. You will finally believe that there is a Happily Ever After. For now, keep holding your heart so it won't be broken again." -DamselRain14

Find a goal. 

"To my Future Self,

I know we only live once but don't go buying everything like you don't have a goal to begin with. #YouAreHeldAccountable" -_nspia

Love yourself. 

"I hope that you will now finally learn to love yourself just how you tend to love other people. No matter how much you were hurt in the past, always remember to keep your head up because God has plans for you." -Jill

*Answers have been edited for clarity.

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