I wrote another letter to my future self at the end of 2011, as recommended by Jess at Makeunder My Life. Basically, you write a letter to yourself for next year about what you want your life to be like, and what goals you want to have accomplished. Often, you’ll find that a high percentage of the things you wanted actually happened! And you can send the letter to yourself at various points in the year to remind yourself of what your goals are.
I guess I decided the first Monday in April would be my first check-in for my future letter, because I got my letter from futureme.org this morning. I was surprised at how I didn’t really remember anything I wrote! I guess it was good to check in =) Here is a quick breakdown of some of the items in my letter:
Things that have already come true:
- We live in Richmond, and we like it here
- We have a really cute apartment
- In early 2012, I focused on a project and it was successful (I started posting regularly on Clavis Cryptica. I now have over 60 posts and get around 30-60 hits per day. It was 1-20 hits per day in January!)
- I’ve been keeping the apartment much cleaner (it helps that it is so cute!)
Things I’ve been trying to work on and have been doing well with:
- Being more active in general, less lazy
Things I need to re-focus on:
- Exercise and eating better
- Reading lots of books
The biggest goal I need to achieve is getting a job! There are lots of other things in my letter that I can’t really accomplish until I start making some money (saving back up our emergency fund, going out and doing things in Richmond, getting some basic furniture pieces we still don’t have like a dresser).
Still, despite that big goal still being up in the air, I’m really happy with what has already come true and what I’ve accomplished! At the end of 2011, my biggest obstacle was that we were really unsure about our future and where we would be over the next few months. I couldn’t job hunt or do anything like that not knowing where we would be living, and that was really frustrating at the time. But it was kind of a blessing in disguise, because it encouraged me to work on my puzzle blog since I could do that no matter where we lived or if we moved. I’m really happy with the progress I’ve made! And now that we’re settled down somewhere, I can get started on the rest of my letter =)