Writing Assignment (3 Stars)

Your Hopes, Dreams, And Fears

Dear Katherine,

Do you go by Katherine. I can’t imagine myself going by anything other than Katie. Anyways, I am now 30. That’s one of the scariest thing I’ve ever heard. Did we even make it this far?

At 30, I hope I am happy. I hope I have a successful job. I hope I am married. I hope I have a family. I hope my kids have the best life I can give them. I hope my family are still healthy and full of joy. I hope I kept those promises to my friends saying that we will always be close. I hope I saw the world and camped in Alaska. And of course, I hope I create the most epic internet meme of all time.

And even if I haven’t done all of the things I wanted to do.. I really hope I am happy.

With love and luck,

Katie (or Katherine)  Melhuish


I chose this assignment because I thought it would be silly and easy, like most things I do. However, I decided to take the more serious route. In all honesty, the future scares the hell out of me. I’m the kind of person who usually doesn’t handle the unknown well. My expectations are impossibly high, resulting in a lot of disappointment. I handle it better now and so another hope I have for when I’m 30 is being okay when something isn’t how I planned it to be.

On the other hand, I’m interested to see what my 30 year old self would think of 20 year old self. I know my 20 year old self looks back on my 16 year old self with disgust and disbelief. How did I think I was so mature when I was so young?

Either way, time goes by way too fast and I’m sure 2026 will be here before I know it despite my wishes to have time slow down.

(And here’s a picture of 20 year old me acting like 80 year old me by killing it at bingo).


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