I came across this FutureMe website in my countless hours of surfing the web today that lets users send emails to themselves in the future, anywhere from a day to 30 years ahead.
I sent an email to Future KChie in 2015 asking her if she had reached her short-term goals: financial, personal, professional, and social. I instructed Future KChie to have paid off those damned student loans and at least have a POSITIVE net worth, even by a few hundred dollars!, to be happy, please?!, to better not be stuck in a private practice somewhere in the States (let’s get back to “saving the world”!), and ummm, at some point to have gotten married and started a family. Is mid-30s really too early to be on top of all that?
I think, in a few days I will sit down and really think what the top 10 or top 25 things I want to accomplish by age 50 are, and outline them in an email to Future KChie. Maybe even ask what the world is like in the 2030s – global warming, HIV/AIDS, the obesity pandemic, the state of Mother Africa. I have such high hopes for the world.
This should be fun. Of course it will require that email is still a form of communication at that time and that I keep the same email address, but one never knows right?