We’ve all had the dream to be able to time travel to the future, right? Sadly, I don’t know how to do that, butttt there is a way to write to your future self! That may not be as cool, but it’s better than nothing!
Unless I am beyond odd, everyone has had this visceral idea to write to their future self. The first time I had done so was when I was 12 years old. I lost it over time because it was in an old journal/notebook. I found it when I was 16 and I it was quite interesting, funny, and a great read.
At that time in my life, I had been so depressed and thought that life couldn’t ever get better. Though many may say I was a bit over-dramatic, or just too young to understand things, I still look back at that girl and show her pity. Life seemed so rough at the time, but reading my letter to my future self, it truly brought me joy to see that even though I thought it was the end of the world, it really wasn’t and it truly brought me some insight. So, I decided that I would do it again sometime.
November 14th, 2015 I had just graduated a few months ago and was in college for a course to learn how to airbrush and penstripe. I made many friends, a few enemies and got a slice of the college life. It was an odd time in my life. I had new experiences, new fights, lots of feelings and felt every emotion you ever could and it only lasted for a few months.
By November, I only had about a month left of school. I had so many plans that I had wanted to follow through with at that time. Some, I did. Others, I did not. My letter to myself came to me a year later and I became a bit sad, realizing the little that I had accomplished, but knowing that may happen ahead of time, I included encouraging words in my letter as well.
I added words, such as, “Everything will work itself out, we have to keep believing that.”
I also said, “Please, try to find the good even when you feel like there is none or at least don’t lose hope.”
There are plenty of other encouragements in there, but those were just a few examples. Though I became upset with myself for not accomplishing much, I found encouragement within the letter that made me want to try to shoot for those goals again. I also realized that everything happens in the timing it is supposed to. After reading the letter, I had a new take on those events that had happened in the past.
Maybe you don’t want to send a letter to yourself talking about your current events, you can always just send a letter full of encouragement and kind words. Nobody will see this letter except for you and you don’t need to share it. All you need to do is to click here and enter an email address that you will still have once you receive the letter. After that you can type away in the way you would normally send an email.
Now, here comes the best part. You can send that letter to yourself whenever you please. It can come to you in one year, three years, five or even ten! That is all up to you! You may also choose the month and day.
Don’t want to use it now? That’s fine too. You can always re-visit my blog or you can simply favorite the link for another time. It is all up to you. I know I will definitely use this website again in the future and I encourage you to as well. Have fun and good luck! If you have any stories you wish to share about your future letter to yourself, please comment below and I will surely read!