You probably have too. But believe me, taking the low road by issuing a written highway salute gets you nowhere in your future career path fast.
Relaxation is who you are. Still, I doubted this letter from my past would make it to me, all these years later. It was a simple creative writing assignment from when I was fifteen. The teacher collected our letters to our future ourselves in self-addressed envelopes with stamps and promised to mail them ten years later.
But, so much time had passed; would he keep his word?
Would he even remember? Thinking back on the letter, I tried to remember writing it. I vaguely recalled giving my future self some advice. Then, on a family vacation in San Diego, my parents brought me the mail from home. And in scrawled ink, there was a letter addressed to myself. I knew it was the one!
I laughed delightedly and could not believe what was in my hands. I opened it eagerly and was astounded by the results. The letter began in true, snarky fifteen-year-old fashion: Here are two key nuggets from the essence of the letter, which I found salient and beautiful: The desire for balance My fifteen-year-old self was so stressed!
As an almost junior in high school, facing the SATS and demanding Honors and AP courses, as well as college applications—and of course, the daily antics involved in peer interactions and being a teen—I was apparently not quite happy.
It was so wise and sweet. Self- Acceptance Contrary to my belief, my fifteen-year-old self did not have any demands of me, or false expectations or goals that I might have failed to meet. I immediately wrote a heart-felt thank-you letter to my high school teacher and sent it in the mail.
Then, I wrote a thoughtful letter to my year-old self and tucked it away for the next 10 years. In this new letter, I paid the self-acceptance forward even further. I am a big goal-setter, and like many I know, I put a lot of pressure on myself to be the best and biggest version of myself that I can be.
In what ways can you create a time capsule for yourself? I recommend experimenting with envisioning your future life, accepting and forgiving your past selves and forms, and writing to yourself at a specific age in the future 5 or 10 years, for example.
As you write, consider these questions: What hopes do you hold for yourself in the future? What fears and obstacles do you currently face that you wish to overcome? What internal resources do you inherently possess that will help you, now and always?
What goals do you have that you aspire to?Then, I wrote a thoughtful letter to my year-old self and tucked it away for the next 10 years. In this new letter, I paid the self-acceptance forward even further. I am a big goal-setter, and like many I know, I put a lot of pressure on myself to be the best and biggest version of myself that I can be.
Update + more fun with Vermeer—We’ve written the rest of the letter based on Beth’s opening line and made several the stars in a video valentine.. The paintings of Johannes Vermeer are tantalizing and elusive.
We want to know what his models—often young, beautiful women—are thinking and feeling, but we can never know. We can only imagine.
Open when letters are a bit of a viral phenomenon among the LDR community. Parents are sending them to far away college students, husbands send them to wives and a huge chunk of many other types of long distance couples are using them as a way to be there for that special someone despite being so far apart.
I replied to a thread saying write yourself a letter, 5 years ago, and it just got me thinking of all the things i should/ shouldn't have done, everything i should have/ shouldn't have said, and to be honest it was a little bit depressing, so i though why not write a letter so that we can stop ourselves regreting the choices we make now.
I am profoundly reluctant to write this letter because I know there are those it will wound deeply. But I have also come to the conviction that I can no longer hide the . An open letter to my boys regarding Technology and their use of it: Based on our not-so-positive experience with technology, and the resulting potholes and speedbumps experienced at the intersection of Father’s Way North and Son’s Trail South, I thought it healthy to put some rules in place -- and in writing -- and then nail them to the door.
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