Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dear Me

How many times have you said, or even just thought, "I wish I could go back in time and tell myself a few things"? Or maybe you'd like to go back and prevent certain things from happening? Or maybe just speed other things up?

Yeah, I have those thoughts all the freakin' time... but tonight I came across this great website that takes it a step further... talking to your future self.

I totally did it, I wrote a letter to myself that I will not be able to read till 6 months from now... and I am more than a little interested to see where I'm at/what's going on in life, in my life. Did I predict certain thing correctly? Have I followed through on some of the items on the "to do/hope I did" list I made? 6 months from now I'll know.

I could have sent it to myself a year from now, or even just a day from now... or even YEARS from now... and I might just do that too. See, I am sorta thinking that if we document certain things, for ourselves, when the time comes to look back & reflect, maybe... just maybe, we won't wish we could go back in time. We might even be pleasantly surprised to see how on target we were/are. One never knows...

In the meantime, while I doze off and contemplate all this.... you should go there (HERE)and write yourself a letter. I honestly can't even remember all that I wrote, I just remember typing "PS. You're beautiful" ..... which is funny (slightly) because I'm hoping that in the future I might smile and believe it.... as opposed to hearing that annoying song by James Blunt play over and over in my head when the phrase "you're beautiful" is said/written/read/sung.


  1. I often wish I could go back in time and change things but on the other hand I think everything that happens has a reason.
    This blog of yours gave me another perspective and I'm thinking of writing myself a letter. Thanks for a great idea :)

  2. There are a few things I wish I'd done differently, but I don't dwell on them too much. As far as the future goes I'm in no rush for it myself.

  3. @Starlight- I fully agree that everything happens for a reason, but I also fully believe that it's the ultimate cosmic "fuck you" that 99% of these "things" that happen are things we will never figure out the reasons for. Pretty much "that's life" essentially.
    I do find it funny to read old journals of mine and laugh (or shake my head) at the crazy random things that were going on in my life at that time... but the idea of writing to my "future self" was just so appealing! It's like I found a way to trump the entertainment of finding old journal entries or letters. Plus... aside from the fact I have something to look forward to in 6 months, there is also the simple fact that my competitive side might get the best of me and I will do my very best to prove myself right or wrong, depending on the scenario. Who wants to get teased by themselves?! Not me.

  4. @Just Plain TIred-
    Yeah, I'm very much a live in the here and now person myself... 'cause if you spend too much time in the past, well, that's where you stay. I also believe that if you dwell too much on the future you'll miss out on the present.... but it is all kinda fun to think about once in a while :)