Monday, December 1, 2008

Dear FutureMe

Today was an unexpected treat. I received an email I had written to myself back in May through the website FutureMe. I'd forgotten about sending this email to myself, so it was neat to read it today.

Here's the email I wrote to myself:

Dear FutureMe,

This is just a note to say, you're doing fine. Don't sweat the money when things slow down (they inevitably will). Right now, it's Saturday afternoon, May 31. You are busting a hump to try to get a project completed for Matt. Close on the heels are additional projects for Alan, Cooper, John, etc. It's a very busy season and you're billing well.

This is just to say, when you get to December, feel free to SLOW DOWN. Check out some books from the library. Get a massage. Go for a quiet drive. Take naps without feeling a stitch of guilt. Don't sweat it if business is slow. You've worked very hard, and you've stayed very focused, and you've earned a break.

You rock, girl.


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If you've never checked out FutureMe, give it a look. It's a very simple concept -- write an email to yourself now and designate some future delivery date. (I think it's good to push the delivery off several months, far enough into the future that you forget all about it for a while.)

What advice would you give to your future self? What permission or encouragement would you give your future self? The exercise is surprisingly challenging and really pretty fun once you get into it. Give it a try.



  • Thanks for mentioning FutureMe. This looks like so much fun! I maintain a letter writing web site and just did a post about time capsule letters. I wish I'd known about this back then. Thank you SO MUCH for passing along such a cool resource. (I've been a long follower of yours on Flickr and love your photography, but this is the first time I've seen your blog. Great job!)

    By Blogger Wendy, at 7:46 PM  

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