Dear Jeremy from 1999,
Don’t freak out, but this is a letter from you fifteen years into the future (2014). Yeah, we developed a fancy time-warp email system so that I can send letters back to myself. Pretty cool, huh? Just wait until you see Google glass. Well, never mind about that. Maybe that’s not so cool …
Anyway, I wanted to write to you to tell you a few things that I wish I knew when I was you. Here they are:
1. Sell your stocks. A crash is coming. Enough said.
2. Grow your hair out. You look like a Christian dweeb.
3. That whole Y2K thing? Don’t sweat it. It was all a bunch of hype. Nothing happened. Absolutely nothing.
4. The world’s going to change on 9-11-2001. Be ready with a message of hope, love, forgiveness, and healing.
5. Finally, and most importantly (you can ignore the first four items, but don’t ignore this one), put down your damn theology books and go kiss your beautiful wife. And I don’t mean a little peck on the cheek, I mean a good, long, passionate kiss.
Theology can wait. Starting your marriage off right with your wife will not. You can never get those years back again, and my biggest regret from the years you are now living is that I spent most of that time with my nose buried in books instead of in her neck.
You will get through seminary with no problem and the grades you get will not matter. So remove your fingers from that computer keyboard, and go put them on your wife instead.
Are you listening to me? Don’t make me come back there!
Oh.. wait… what’s this? A letter from myself fifteen years in the future just arrived in my inbox. Hmmm. Let’s see what I have to say to the me of today.
It looks like the me of 15 years from now is saying the same thing the me of today is saying to the me of 15 years ago….
Point taken… Now where’s my wife?
How About You?
If you could say something to yourself 10-20 years ago, what would it be? Share in the comments below…
This post is part of the May 2014 Synchroblog. Here is a list of the other bloggers who participated:
- Justin Steckbauer – What Do You Wish You Knew 10 or 20 years ago?
- Michael Donahoe – What I Wish I had Known
- Mary – What I Wish I Would Have Known as a Newlywed
- Heather Wheat – As a Young Mother, I Wish I Had Known…
- Michelle – Ten Years of Wisdom
- Michelle – Twenty Years of Wisdom
- Wesley Rostoll – If I Could Speak to a Younger Version of Me
- Peggy – From Peggy … To Peggy
- Glenn Hager – The Reluctant Time Lord
- Paul Metler – A Note to my 20 Year Ago Self
- Carol Kuniholm – Life Lessons from Lydia
- Edwin Adrich – A Note to My Younger Self
- Liz Dyer – Dear Me
- Kathy Escobar – Never Say Never
- Kimberly Klein – Be Free, Be You