I’m just going to say right now that it’s much easier to have big things to say to one’s future self when having a big experience. For instance, being alone in a foreign country for the first time (more or less) and loving it and realizing it’s the first time you’ve loved your life for a long time. At that point I was so afraid I would forget… forget the feeling, the thoughts. the freedom, the joy. So I sent postcards to myself to remind me not to go back to my old habits.
As it turned out, I was determined not to go back to my old routines… possibly more determined than I knew.
I often find myself wanting to be able to talk to both my future and past self… if the three of us could get together we could work everything out, relax, understand, and then perhaps do something in a confident manner.
I know many of you who are reading this think I do act in a confident manner… I’m an excellent actress.
Why are the rest of you reading this anyway? Shouldn’t you be off writing postcards to yourself? Joke. 🙂 I’m glad you are here.
Generally good ideas in my life:
— if a question refuses to be answered, likely the wrong answer is being chosen
— watch and respond to behavior. Not imaginary mindreading.
— always be wary of analysis paralysis.
— don’t forget Pete in the trailer behind Pinery Cabin. Also, don’t forget the couch on the roof and being a tree.