The other day I received a very special, surprise delivery!
No—no one sent me flowers, or chocolates or a present. In fact, the surprise delivery was from me.
About five months ago, I wrote myself an email to arrive in the future. I had tried this before, but the email never came or if it did, I missed it.
This time though, I saw the email, did a double-take and rushed to open it! Way back then, I had picked a random day and a random time hoping that when the email arrived, it would be a genuine shock.
It worked. I woke up, made some coffee, checked my email as usual, not expecting a message to arrive from the past.
But there it was.
I opened it eagerly, read it in a rush, groaned once or twice, laughed a few times, and finished it with a smile, grateful I had written it all those days ago.
In the email, I shared what was occupying my mind at the time, what my hopes were for the months to come and to spice things up a bit, I made a few predictions of where future me would be when I opened the email.
Present day me was pretty impressed with past me. For the most part, I was fairly accurate.
Receiving the email wasn’t just a fun treat. It made me remember—or realize—a few things.
1. Things that were bothering me then? Well, they don’t matter as much—or at all—in the present. Lesson: Have faith that no matter what the issue is, it won’t be on my plate permanently—even if it feels like that at the time.
2. As much as I can sometimes feel like I have no idea what direction I’m headed in, it turns out that deep down? My sense of things and my intuition are more in tune than I acknowledge. Lesson: I really should trust my gut more.
3. Issues have a way of working out and my stressing about them didn’t help solve anything! Things were going to pan out regardless. In fact, for the most part, I didn’t solve problems. Life just happened and it did it for me. Lesson: I shouldn’t worry as much as I do.
Who knew an email from myself, from not that long ago, could contain so much insight? I highly recommend trying it—even for fun.
Thank you for the message from months ago. If I needed proof that I am moving forward, even when I feel like I’m not, the email was evidence enough.
And just in case future me needs to be reminded of that months from now, I decided to do something about it.
I sent another email to arrive down the road (using emailfuture.com). I won’t say when since I don’t want to remember when it will be.
All I know for sure is that the moment it arrives, will be perfectly timed as you, Universe, make sure of that.