Letter to Myself – Open Next Year (2020)

For those of you I haven’t yet caught – Happy new year to you!

Back in 2016 my friend Erin of Bubbles and Beebots tagged me on a great little idea to write a letter to myself to open in a year’s time. I’ve been keeping this up since then as I have found this to be an interesting and relevant way to remember where I was a year ago and maybe help guide me on the year ahead.

For anyone who reads this I would definitely recommend giving this a go at least once as see what you think of it. Do it in the way that you think is best, there’s no rules and for me at least this is far more worthwhile that any new year resolutions. This isn’t just about looking back, it’s about looking forward too. I’ve tagged some bloggies on the end of this but really if you fancy it, do it and link it to this post so I can see who and what’s going on.

Last year’s letter is here:
Letter to Myself – Open Next Year (2019)

My 2019 letter to my 2020 self:

Hi there Simon of 2020, how’s it going? If you’re reading this in the January of 2020 all has gone to plan. The universe has spared you for another year and you’re wondering before you dive into this what it was that you wrote to yourself.

Well here it is, as you stared 2019 you were wondering what it was all about and what way so many things were going to go. You don’t have a car because the damn thing would have cost a fortune to pass the MOT and you’re hoping at the end of the month you can get something. Fingers are crossed.

So much has changed since last year and yet so muchh has not. There are things going on, battles looming and after reading the 2018 letter yourself about letting things be seems oddly relevant but that wasn’t what you mean when you wrote that. So now you have the challenge to either let things be or to challenge the everyday and the societal robots around you.

But know this, when you read this in 2020 whatever happened, happened. As Spock said we need to have faith that the universe will unfold as it should.
This is a mantra that you need to think about and take heed of far more. Many of these things are a distraction from ou and your goals and you need to focus on those more.

Peaking of which I think this year you need to do more, write more, get out more, draw more, play more and generally make yourself live a bit. You need to do this otherwise that mush behind your eyes will start to degrade. Face it, you’re bored with the same old, same old so do something that’s not same old.

Look after yourself a bit too, make sure you’re not constantly working on something but don’t think that chill time is time in front of a screen, you spend around 8 hours a day in front of a screen for work so don’t think that down time is screen time.

Experiment a little, you’ve got some good ideas and these need to be turned into something that does something for you. It either needs to make you money, make you happy or makes your life easier. If it’s not one of those, don’t bother doing it.

Be more positive.

I hope that by the time I read this I’m still blogging, writing and drawing like I never have before. That’s it I think! Make this the year you bring yourself out more than before and stand out. Make this the year you can actually say you’ve enjoyed this year and will be happy when you reach the end of it. You can do it!

Now damn well get on with it and stop messing about writing this letter!

Simon (2019)

Anyone who likes the idea of this should do it, but I’m going to pick on a few people who I think would like this or find it interesting.

Holistic Life by Kate
Out and About
The Little Mermaid
Erika Kind

There’s no pressure to do this, but I hope it’s something you’ll find helpful and inspiring.

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45 thoughts on “Letter to Myself – Open Next Year (2020)

  1. Be more positive, got my attention, i always to the list for my new year, with goals and wishes, but never thought about the letter, look after yourself, always do, who will if not me?

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      1. That would be cool if you could. I would say it’s worth doing even now as the feeling your get when you open the letter you had left for the year is quite powerful.

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  2. I love it! And I love the idea (as I said already)
    What would happen if you’d schedule it to publish in a years time – would you then get it displaying for you in a years time for you to read then?

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    1. If you love it then you should do it. Why don’t you wrote one and link it to my post so I can see what you’ve written?

      It’s published now, next year I’ll make sure I look it up and see what it said. It’s a weird feeling. It’s made me think about doing things like time capsules.

      Think you’ll do it?


  3. I have seen the pingback earlier today, and I couldn’t wait to have a couple of minute to read this! I love the idea 🙂 It is a brilliant way to look forward to the year to come, and to have a lookback at the past months when 2020 comes… I’ll write mine, most probably tomorrow, and link you in 🙂 Thanks for putting me on your list xx

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      1. Just got it, for some reason some of my emails go straight to the spam folder lately, and I never think about checking… Sorry about that, I’ll drop you a note shortly 🙂

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  4. I think this is a fantastic thing to do. It makes you more aware of the direction you want your life to take and what you want to make or change in your life. Thank you for tagging me. I will definitely write that letter but hope you don’t mind me not publishing it.

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