I just started following Happy Black Woman’s 31 Day’s to Reset Your Life Series. There are 31 days of exercises meant to help you focus and evaluate your goals in an effort to help you live a better life in 2012 and beyond. Today’s exercise really struck a chord with me, as it allowed participants to write love letters to themselves via FutureMe.org. With this site, you can send yourself a letter to anytime in the future. While beginning with a letter set to be delivered in 30 days, I added one for my 30th birthday and for one five years from now.
In thinking about what I want to say to Future Racheal, I thought about things that I’m working on now, habits I don’t want to have in the future, and things I better be doing in the future. It makes me kind of anxious to think that some time five years from now, I’ll be getting an email from myself, checking on me to make sure I’ve been making the right choices. I’m curious to find out how my writing will have developed, and how many publishing credits to my name?
In realizing that I don’t want to disappoint my future self, it dawned on me that I shouldn’t want to disappoint today’s me. This means I’ve got to get to the business of making good choices NOW. Otherwise, I’m gonna have nobody to blame if when that email comes, I’m no closer to achieving my dreams than I am today.
If you wrote a letter to your future self, what would you write? Leave a comment and tell me about it!