Letters To Yourself

When I was little, I was really into time capsules. I’ve buried so many things in the park by my parent’s house.  I also wrote letters to my future self. One of these letters I know is hiding behind the bathroom mirror at my parents’ house. There’s a space just big enough to slip a piece of paper through behind the mirror, but I’d have to get the toolbox out to get the mirror down and retrieve the letter.

So I leave it there.

One day the mirror will come down and I’ll get to read the letter from my 8 year old self.

Today’s Reverb10 prompt:

Future self.

Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?)

(Jenny Blake)

I did this as an exercise. 2 letters to myself. Just for me to read.

But before I wrote the letter to my 19 year old self, I remembered that my friend Gene made a video of me that year. So I watched it first, to remember how I was back then.

I’m pretty lucky to have this footage. I wouldn’t be able to recall exactly how I was back then, in my first apartment, talking about what I aspired to do with my life and music.

Have you ever written a letter to yourself, as your future self?

Another fun thing to do: send an email to your future self using this website.

4 Responses to Letters To Yourself

  1. Julie Wilson says:

    I can’t believe any of us lived on our own when we were 18/19. I honestly don’t know how I knew to go to bed beyond a desire to hang out with the characters on my fitted sheet. (And what’s with teethbrushing scenes? Why do we do those? Is it the safest of grooming scenes? That’s as close as we can get? Above the shoulders but with a little foaming action? For real, though, so cool you have that video!)

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