Sincerely, Older Me

Ezra E. Ohly

165 East Street

Wellington, Oh 44090


Dear past self, I wish you the best for what is to come.

While the majority of your peers head off to school,

you will be beginning eighth grade in your home.

Your day by day environment has always been

your two sisters, mother, grandma and father.

With the flexibility of being homeschooled

you have gotten to experience the world more than others.

This was an advantage your entire life,

until the end of eighth grade.

Your father no longer lives at home

and your parents are beginning a divorce.

At this point homeschooling was no longer an option

and now you experiencing high school.

It is your sophomore year

and you still feel as if you are surrounded by strangers.

I remember feeling so lonely, you're feeling lonely.

You are struggling to find support

and are seeking for someone or something to lift you up.

Sophomore year is when begin to find yourself,

it is the year to step out of your comfort zone.

Stop here till Senior year.

I started this letter wishing you the best but now I am ending with congratulations!

By the end of your Senior year you

have accomplished more than you could have ever imagined.

You made friends and learned to love a challenged.

You are the Senior president,

the president of F.O.R Club (Friends Of Rachel),

the head captain of the varsity volleyball team,

on executive board of S.A.D.D and student council,

a member of drama club and honor society.

You have also achieved 11 art awards,

scholar athlete awards

and became the senior class homecoming queen.

I am so proud of you.

Your kind heart made friends and made a difference,

your will to achieve payed off,

and stepping out of your comfort zone created a leader.

                                                                                                                   Sincerely, older me


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