Dear Senior Mel – A Letter to future me!

Have you written a letter to your future self before? I haven’t,  but I remember coming across a news item about people putting something meaningful into a time capsule then burying it, only to return and open it at a later date. It’s a pretty cool idea!

However, the idea of writing a letter to your future self, where you write a personal note, seal it, and then open it at a future date, is pretty cool too. There are no restrictions on how far you project your letter date. And you can write as many as you want, on a plethora of topics. Writing a letter to your future self can be an experience in self-worth, creativity or for fun. It doesn’t have to be serious; it can be imaginative, personal, or can offer insight on goals you hope to achieve within that time. The ideas are unlimited.

Some things to remember though

  1. Your past does not reflect your future – So you’ve been screwed over, be it from boy/girlfriends, work colleagues or business – but this will not determine how your life will continue.
  2. YOU did it – Whatever your circumstances are now, you made this happen. Dreams don’t work unless you do, so don’t wait for it. Take action.
  3. Have fun – There will always be happiness.



Dear Senior Me,

You’re probably reading this through some sort of sci-fi device able to convert ancient text to modern format. Haha

Hey you! Big time author chick. It’s time we caught up. Where are you right now? Look around. Are you sitting in your favourite writing place, in the outdoor area, or have you moved to another town like you wanted too. I bet your special writing place is just as beautiful if you have. A soft breeze teasing the leaves in the tall trees surrounded by blossoming flowers, an icy cold glass of lemon lime and bitters atop the table. You’re probably twiddling your thumbs daydreaming about the next plot to a novel.

Life has been one hell of a ride. It’s been crazy, fun, unexpected and so many lessons have been learned along the way. Remember that time when you and Brett were having the usual Friday night sess of Karaoke and you busted your ankle?  (I bet you’re still killin it at Karaoke though. Super Star!) Instead of going to the doctors you left it for eight weeks, hiked through the Blue Mountains, trekked all over Sydney and Biondi, then wondered why it was so damn sore. Lesson learned after your operation. You might look twenty, haha, but you’re getting older Mel. Look after yourself. Heed your body’s signs.

Just remember as you continue to age, the more awesome you become. Your life goal is to peak at 90!

Life is really good right now. I have challenges, frustrations, family, and love. All the elements that make up an action-packed life. I have lots of questions still about life (Remember to never stop asking questions) and goals I’m hoping to have reached by the time you read this. One goal, I hope that has come to fruition, is that my children have taken life by the horns and boxed its ears to achieve their dreams.

Everything in your life has lead to this moment and made you the individual you are today. Don’t change a thing. The pieces of the puzzle fit and if they aren’t there yet, they will fall into place in the perfect moment they are meant too.

No regrets. Keep learning. Mistakes are hiccups that teach you valuable lessons in all aspects of life. You were and are and have been and always will be yourself, and that’s what matters. Never stop creating.

Now is the time to plan an epic vacation, oh, and buy a new cosplay costume for the themed party you have planned next week end. No need to worry about money, not with that bursting bank account you’ve acquired.

Enjoy every second Senior Mel!




Melissa Coleman View All →

I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories and articles I feel are worth writing about.

3 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Absolutely Brilliant. Emotion Sells!

    Hunter K. Smith

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