031: Time Capsules

Season One Jul 27, 2020

Today, you'll write - and hide - a letter to yourself.

This can be a useful, long-arc experiment. A gift of memory and perspective.

Jump to any section:

1. Logistics
2. Writing Prompts
3. Insights

Logistics

Simplest option is to schedule an email:

  • Write an email to yourself, responding to these prompts
  • Schedule it to be delivered / returned in 6-12 months

If you don't know how to do this (or don't want to), you can write a physical letter, by hand 📨. Hide it, and set yourself a calendar reminder.

Alternative methods :
- Email me your note (I'll schedule it for you ⚡️)
- Use a service like FutureMe

Writing Prompts

  1. A reminder: What will you want to remember about your current situation, insights, or experiences?
  2. A question: Something you might be able to answer, presumably from gained experience.  
  3. A challenge: Based on something you recently decided or discovered. Have you acted on this intention?
  4. A prediction: A single outcome, or several likelihoods. How accurate was it?

Adapt as you wish, of course.

Schedule, and hit send ✨

Insights

One day, you'll get a letter from a past version of you: A brief taste of time travel.

My only request?

In six months,
let me know what you learned.



Shout out to Steve Y 👏
for the excellent prompts


You may also enjoy:
Ep 29 - "Notes to Self"