Dear Jane shows that life gets better, and even the happiest people struggle, everyone does. Your future self is rooting for you and would give you a big hug if they could. I want people to know it’s okay to struggle right now, but it gets better.
I decided to use my little sister to represent my younger self to show my growth as a person. This was to show how I was able to persevere and grow up.
I wrote an email to my future self in which I share some ways to cope with stress.
“Dear Me, What If” is about the power of having dreams, and making them come true. Right now we are young, but all of us can accomplish great things if we take care of our mental health now. There are no limits on dreams, and each one of us can do anything we set our minds to. No matter what we become, we have the ability to change the world – one “if” at a time.
My film gives people the perspective of what it is like to be someone who thinks that their future is all that matters. It shows how much time I put into working, which impacted the time I was able to spend on myself. It’s okay to be human and make mistakes. The main goal of my film was to tell others that we are all humans, not working robot and knowing when to stop is just as important as working hard.
We created a film around the idea of self-love and the journey that it can take to get there. The film follows a teenage girl who speaks to her future self in a heartfelt letter. She gives words of encouragement, hope, and most importantly, love as the one who knows her future self’s hardships best.
I wanted to show myself as I am now, holding the lime green ribbon representing mental health. For my future, I thought about action statements that would help me become the best that I can be. All of that ends at the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, which would be my successful future where I’m happy, healthy, full of hope and loved.