So little has actually changed. And that I find hopeful. That perhaps I am essential, in some shape or form. There is a 'me' that will stand intact throughout my life. I have not changed, I have only grown.
I asked my future self so many questions, made so few statements or demands. I was curious, inquisitive, rather than pensive and afraid. I wanted the future to come.
And now it is here. Maybe it's not what I expected at age 16, but that me would have liked it all the same.