Friday, December 30, 2016

The Future is Now

Me one year ago in my pajamas.

A year ago I participated in a writing exercise called Future Me. I wrote a letter to my future self and uploaded a photo of me from that day. Yesterday, I received the letter from me from a year ago. As I read though my ideas about what I thought I would be looking back on, at first I felt let down. Had I accomplished everything I had set out to? Nope. Is that okay with me? I think it is.

When I read through the paragraphs again, I realized that save for a few of short-term goals (that are turning into longer term goals), what I was really reading was a love letter to my life. The people, places and projects that were important to me a year ago are still important to me now, if not more so. I have consistency but still have room for new adventures and experiences.

That year-ago future has arrived today. I'll take it.





7 comments:

  1. I did the same thing last year, probably inspired by you! :)

    As I read through my letter from last year I was a little amazed at my insights then. The haze of breastfeeding my baby and the constant lack of sleep has wrecked my brain now, but it was good to see that the smart me will return again ;)

    I wrote a new letter yesterday and am already looking forward to reading it this time next year!

    I wish you all the best for 2017, and I hope you and your lovely family have a great celebration today :)

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    1. Thank you, Helene! I need to write my new letter! Love to you. xo

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  2. I love this and love that I know you now. What a gift to my life.

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