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Creative Corner: Letters To My Future Self (Places I Want To Visit)

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Just a short post today!  It only seemed appropriate to do a travel-themed letter this week for my time capsule envelopes: Letters To My Future Self.  These have been really fun to do; I can’t wait to open them (though I’m going to have a while to wait).

Letters to my future self

Places I Want To Visit

A snippet for you:

I could list at least twenty countries, each with a certain appeal, a distinctive whisper that calls my name.  I want to see Japan, Norway, America, Australia, Germany.  I want to whale-watch, visit places seeped in history, walk up mountains, meditate, soak up the world and just be.

What would you write in your envelope?  Which places do you want to see?  Comment below!

Emma

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Wanderlust Week runs annually on the first week of August, celebrating wanderlust and adventure through travel posts on the blog.
August 5, 2015
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Creative Corner: Letters To My Future Self (These Are My Roots…)

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I have recently completed my first time capsule message for Letters To My Future Self , a book of letters to write to the future you (see earlier post).

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 to buy on The Book Depository.

Emma

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May 30, 2015
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Creative Corner: 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 get stuck in!

Letters to my future self
There are twelve unique envelopes which fold out to reveal a writing space inside.

Click on each topic for a snippet of what I’ve written in each one:

  • These are my roots
  • Where I want to go
  • 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
  • This is a letter about my love
  • I never want to forget this
  • Two blank envelopes for any extra topic ideas: Places I want to visit

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

Emma

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May 28, 2015
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