Letters To My Future Self

Letters to my future self

For my birthday, I was gifted a little activity book called Letters To My Future Self: A Paper Time Capsule. The idea is to write messages to the future you about a range of topics, and to decide on a date for the messages to be reopened again.  I have always had a soft spot for diaries/time capsules, so I can’t wait to work through the book!  There are twelve unique envelopes which fold out to reveal a writing space inside, with headings such as:

  • All the things I’d like to try someday
  • This is what I live for
  • It was an extraordinary day
  • I promise to myself
  • There’s no place like home
  • A pep talk for the future me
  • I never want to forget this
  • Two blank envelopes for any extra topic ideas: Places I want to visit

The theme of the first letter was ‘these are my roots’, and I decided to set the opening date for 2023, when I’ll be 30.  It seemed like a good age to reinforce my roots, make sure I am still grounded and in touch with my family.

Here’s a little snippet:

My ancestors worked on farms – they were strong and self-sufficient, hardworking in nature.  I’d like to think that I am all of the above, even though there is some tweaking left to do.

I found the one page of paper the book offers wasn’t quite enough, and so I had to source extra sheets from my own collection (which wasn’t the end of the world).  Condensing my roots to less than thirty lines was something I just wasn’t prepared to do!  I’m looking forward to doing some more of these over the next few weeks.

Letters To My Future Self is available on The Book Depository.

Emma

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