Last Updated : Tuesday, August 16, 2016 This is a True Tales Tuesday post. Birthdays mean different things to different people. Most people view them as a reason to celebrate, eat, drink, party, and have fun. I do, too, to a certain extent, but as I get older and older, I have begun to … Read more
Last Updated : Friday, July 8, 2016 I first met Victoria at bingo about two months ago. She’s young enough to be my daughter, but is now my bingo buddy and friend. She has a love for nail design, and is on Instagram, showcasing her talents. But her story is a tragic one, as she … Read more
I just checked all the “drafts” I have in my blogging folder, and some are from over two years ago!
Shame on me. And I call myself a writer. LOL
But that’s not why I’m writing this to you today. And, yes, it’s today, April 5, 2016.
Today, I’m going on a rant. I’m also going to talk to you about how you can follow my example to attain self-actualization, as well as all of the things I’ve accomplished since using Future Me.
However, this is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill blog post. So please read it until the end! (Or you might miss something!)
Some Thoughts about my Future
Because I like to write, I think I’m going to bring back True Tales Tuesdays blog posts, like the kind I used to write on my very first blog, Lorraine Reguly’s Life (which no longer exists, as I’ve turned that blog into Wording Well and have since opened a business which offers 4 different freelancing services).
But I like writing, diary-style, and feel the need to document some more of my life history.
After all, one day (ask me when!), I’m going to publish a series of books about my life and all that I’ve been through… from being raped when I was a virgin, to quitting school, to becoming a single mom of a half-Spanish boy, to doing drugs, to prostituting myself, to getting two university degrees, to teaching high school, to returning to prostitution and then getting involved with crack, to turning my life around after nearly dying, to opening a freelancing business, to going on the trip of a lifetime, to… well, let’s see, that’s where I’m at right now, so I am not sure how or when the series will end!
My question to you: Would you like to see these types of posts here?
Let me know in the comments!
How I Used Future Me to Boost My Productivity
Anyway, today I wanted to share something with you that I found helpful to me a couple of years ago, and also which is helpful to me today, in keeping my goals and productivity on track.
It involves writing a letter to yourself… to your future self… using a free service called FUTURE ME.
HOW IT WORKS
Basically, you simply write a letter to your future self. You pick the day you want to receive an email from your present self, then write the letter, then send it off.
I was first introduced to this site by Benny Hsu, when I took one of his courses just over two years ago.
At that time, I was still suffering (although mildly) from depression, and I wanted to Get Busy Living instead of dying (the name of the course, which is now unavailable).
Benny actually gave it to me because I wanted it. And, at the time, I had no money. And no credit card.
After the Scars is a book with a message that needs sharing.
In fact, at the beginning of the book, it specifically says: “This collection of stories and poetry deal with themes of emotional and physical domestic abuse, but most importantly these stories are about hope, strength, survival and moving on.”
The message is clear: sufferers of abuse can move on with their lives.
I concur, as this is the same message I convey with Risky Issues.