Updated: Aug 6, 2022
July 14th, My 20-year Future Self...
364 more days to go…you got this! The inspiration for these self-letters…
It had been a while since I read the letter I wrote from a coaching exercise. The assignment being to advise myself 20 years ago or 20 years ahead, it only made sense to me to write to my future self, the past practically irrelevant now that it felt stolen from me and painfully uncertain, was everything a lie? The paper is so fragile from folding, opening, reading, folding, opening, reading – I need to tape it, or it is going to fall apart. I am hoping one day soon, I will be framing it because it has manifest into reality. Filled with my typical cheerleading, optimism, faith, it reflects my go to defense, just do the ‘next right thing’, BELIEVE, BELIEVE! I see how I am trying to will what I want… walking by the ocean, clarity on what my next career will be-please let me make a difference, success and financial security for me and my boys! So typically, the case, my timeline is not necessarily the universe’s (God’s) timeframe. For heaven's sake it’s 6 years already! There are days, many, I am disappointed I am not farther along, and then trying to be kind remind myself of accomplishments to take some credit for…the bigger ones not yet achieved, what is blocking them? Thus, why not try something silly, crazy, random, write daily letters to me – maybe it is productive? I don’t think I need a redo; the future 20-year letter is still powerful - accurate, truthful, something I felt I did a decent job with.
I like recommending this exercise as a coach. Sometimes its 5 years, 10, 15 or even 1 year…doesn’t have to be 20. There is so much to be said for putting on paper your vision so the universe can work towards making it happen. And if not exactly as envisioned, perhaps something even better awaits. But ‘be patient’ – it still resonates how dad would say this to me. I will keep BELIEVING. “I am abundantly blessed!”
Hmmm, in 20 years… Day 2!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!