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.


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