Kate Bosworth wrote a letter to herself younger for her 40th birthday
Kate Bosworth has shared a letter she wrote to her younger self on her 40th birthday in which she pleads for change.
“Change frightened you. You wished you could see the experience of change through the prism of adventure, but it was difficult for you,” she wrote. “Order, structure, planning and consistency were safer. It still is, but you now understand that change is a fundamental law of the universe.
Bosworth continued: “The seasons change, the stars explode, the earth moves. Change is how you were created and change is how you will continue to grow.
The actress also told herself that the fear she has is often not based in truth, writing, “You are interested in examining the idea of fear. More often than not, fear is a narrative – a story you tell yourself – and those thoughts rarely contain much truth.”
And finally, she wrote, after facing your fears, the “light illuminates the dark.”
“I have found that the more you illuminate the fear – turning it over, observing it. The session with it and ultimately, the knowledge of it. You have discovered, like many aspects of life, that light illuminates the ‘darkness,’ she wrote.
She also didn’t seem to care about the milestone anniversary, saying, “Some people say 40 is the new 20, but you really hope it isn’t. You hope 40 feels like 40. It took decades to earn that job.
Bosworth’s boyfriend Justin Long commented on the post, writing: ‘It was even more beautiful and inspiring than I thought. I can’t wait to read your book…and walk into the next room and tell you how much I love you and how grateful I am to know you.
Long added, “To my younger self, I would say, ‘Keep dreaming of her because one day you’ll have the chance to love her.'”