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A Letter to your Future Self

“Memories are just stories we tell ourselves about our past; and that's often why they don't match when we've shared the same experiences with someone.” John Slattery

Moving away from home for university is a huge step in life. Arriving in a new city, meeting new people, and having a completely different routine is a lot to take in all at once, but it’s the beginning of your new journey.

Writing a letter to your future self can act as a fun surprise and is a great way of remembering your former self as you grow as a person; capturing certain memories and feelings that may fade within time. Reading back how you felt in that moment when how you feel as an older you could be so different. It’s a beautiful way of freezing a moment in your lifetime.

Some things you can talk about in your letter, write what feels right to you:

Where are you as you write the letter?

What are your worries, frustrations, and insecurities?

What are you excited about?

What’s going on in your life and the world at large?

What made you want to come to university?

What made you choose to study your course?

How do you feel starting Uni this year?

What goals have you achieved or want to achieve?

What have you found challenging so far and how have you overcome these challenges?

How did you get to this point? What has your journey through university been like?

What makes you - you? What are you proud of yourself for?

What are your aims for the end of the year/end of your degree?

What’s important to you?

Who’s important to you right now?

What do you imagine your future self to be like?

What do you wish for your future self?

Would you like to set a goal for yourself and see if your future self has achieved it?




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