Letters to my Future Self

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I’ve been thinking a lot about time and how it has been whizzing by. I visited my parents house this past weekend and looked through some family albums of our growing up. One by one the photos brought back memories of small events – like birthdays parties and holidays, milestones that seemed so important – graduations and proms, and people that have long gone – my grandparents and family who have passed away. While I laughed at all the funny outfits and remembered all the special moments we had, perusing the images ultimately made me really sad.

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Sorry for being such a downer, but I often get caught up in the stress of my latest project or some silly worry about some tiny drama and don’t stop to look at the big picture. Life just keeps going and it often seems so hard to notice. I wish I could remember more of it, to savor those feelings I had of new experiences that I will never know again.

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That’s why I like this little book I was sent from Lea Redmond which is a mini time capsule- a set of letters you write to yourself. Each fold-out page has a different theme to start you on like “It was an extraordinary day…”, “I promise myself…”, “This is a letter about my love…” The letters seal up and you can keep them closed for as long as you want. It’s simple enough to not be too cheesy, less of a commitment than a diary and a pretty format and design to make you want to keep it laying around. I think back to what I would have written on these pages five years ago and how different they would be now. It will be really nice to open up these letters in a few years and see how far I’ve come.

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