Dear future me. An email to herself in the future. Quite a concept.
Five years ago, I found a website which enabled you to send an email at some predetermined point in the future. Fully immersed in an early-twenties ‘what-am-I-doing-with-my-life’ panic (which some people call a ‘Quarter Life Crisis’), I wrote an email and released it into limbo for five years, and then promptly forgot about it.
Until last month, when this arrived in my inbox:
Subject: Hello to the Me of the Future
The following is an e-mail from the past, composed 4 years and 12 months ago, on June 18, 2008. It is being delivered from the past through FutureMe.org
Don’t forget all the things you need to do. Don’t get bogged down in the same job for years and years – there are things out there which need doing and experiencing.
If you’re bored – hand in your notice in your job. Go travelling, explore your own country…
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