January 30, 2013

I'm sure my future self is a sap too

Yesterday I got an email from Futureme.org (which is the greatest website ever and if you don't have an email waiting for you in the future, get on it ASAP.) The English in it was absolutely terrible and sometimes I had trouble following my own syntax, which was amusing. Who knew that I was a terrible writer? And yet when I got the end of the email, I still managed to make myself cry.

I'm such an emotional softie, you have no idea.

It's from a year ago, (which is quite a coincidence because I just read someone's blog entry about a 5 year diary that has you write each entry below last year's entry from the same date, and I was so jealous that I didn't have it and all its nostalgic glory.) A year ago was the time right after getting my current job. I was awash with trepidation and fears and uncertainty. So much uncertainty. I'm still just as uncertain, but I can totally remember that the trepidation of yore was way more paranoid. I sort of felt bad for my previous self, but at the same time as if nothing in my life now was really great either. But then I got distracted by the end, which was this super sappy note about how my friends and boyfriend were there for me, despite all the other terrible shit going on.

Cue the tears.

I'm going to try to out do the email by writing one for my future self that is even more sentimental. Wish me luck!


  1. I want to write a letter to the future me! Hmm, I'll have to bookmark that site and write a letter to myself soon. I can only imagine what I would have written to myself a year ago.

  2. It would have been a great idea to write a letter to myself when I was going through the MCAT/medical school shit for the Kristine in 2013 or even 2012 just to see how my perspective has changed.

    If I were to write a letter for myself 5 years down the road, I wouldn't know where to start.

  3. I think I did this once but I ended up deleting the e-mail the letter was supposed to be sent to so that's a huge fail right there.

  4. My middle school made us all write letters to our future selves (the selves that just graduated from high school). Man, my writing sucked in eighth grade... and man, I was not capable of writing anything sentimental!

    What's great about these things is that you forget about them shortly after, and then they come as a surprise! Good luck!

  5. I got one of those emails on either Christmas Eve or Day and it made me all "awwww my gosh"... I've been using that site since 2006 and I still somehow trip out over the emails. I always ask myself questions in them, like, how is this thing and that person and whatever it is i'm preoccupied with at the time... and it's freaky to see how little those things mean to me now, or whether i've accomplished the goals.