#ygkChallenge: Write to Your Future Self

Write to Your Future Self, ygk challengeWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Write to your future self.  As I reflect on an amazingly challenging, rewarding and sometimes stressful year, I can’t help but optimistically dream about what the future has in store for me. What big and small goals should I commit to accomplishing by this time next year?  What unexpected obstacles might I encounter along the way, and how will they impact my trajectory?  Taking the time to put my plans on paper in a letter to my future self is something I’ve always wanted to do.  I wonder what future me will think of the goals I originally set for myself, and how I will remember the journey along the way?  What important questions might I be able to ask future me in order to spark some sort of dialogue?  Not into writing letters?  You could always record a video or use an online services such as FutureMe and OhLife, which allow you to craft a message and pick a delivery date in the future.  You could take it even further by creating a mini-time capsule for yourself or your family.  However you choose to go about communicating something important to your future self, keep it fun, relevant and inspirational!

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Photo credit to Rubertoe.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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