Featured / all

And so I just want to know if we followed through with all our plans?” 

Above cover art by Laila Thomas, VOX Media Cafe

VOX Teen Poetry: ‘Letter to My Future Self’

by share


It’s been our dream to become a travel nurse since forever. 

So I wonder…

Did we make it? Are we getting there? I wonder what school we ended up going to, what specialty did you pick?

I know we’ve been interested in pediatrics, or even working in the ICU.

But maybe you have led us in a different direction. 

I wonder about you.

I wonder what mindset you’re currently in.

I wonder if you enjoy the dream…

The dream of working in a hospital, helping, and taking care of all the patients. 

We’ve wanted this for so long. 

And so I just want to know if we followed through with all our plans? 

Did we go to all the internships we planned on going to? 

I stay up at night planning every step of the way…

And so… I dream. 

Laila Thomas, VOX Media Cafe

READ  We Need To Acknowledge Black Economic Injustice [opinion]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

comments (3)

  1. Allison

    Beautiful! Keeping dreaming, Laila! You can be whoever you want to be!

  2. Enid Gunn

    Unbelievable, Laila, keep dreaming it will come true… I am sooo proud of you💕💕🎁

  3. Eric

    Love it and love you… You are so dynamic! This poem reminds me of a saying that says self-esteem is the reputation you have with yourself. I’ve learned that when you put God first, you’ll always be proud of yourself. Never stop dreaming.