2020 marks the beginning of a new year and a new decade, which means you probably at least did a little reflection on the past year and decade over the past week, and probably made a few resolutions for the new year or new decade moving forward. FutureMe is a tool that allows you to send yourself a note in the future to remind you of all those promises you made yourself, and perhaps give you a little motivation for the future.
The idea behind the tool is pretty simple: All you need to do is write yourself a note, and then tell the site when you want the digital note to be sent.
The site has pre-sets for 1, 3, and 5 years but you can also set a specific date you’d like your message to be delivered.
Messages come via email, so you’ll want to pick a personal email address that you anticipate still using come delivery time. That’s to say that while your work address might be where you get most of your email now, that might not be the best choice here.
As for what your message says, it can be anything you want. You can ask yourself if you’ve finally reached a particular goal, like finishing grad school or writing that book, or you can send yourself a journal entry of sorts reminding yourself where you were today and what your current aspirations are for where future you might be.
The whole things is free, easy to submit, and can be literally whatever you want it to be in terms of message.
Once you’re done, you can also opt to make that message public so others can see it (without your name attached) and potentially get something from your message as well.
I personally fell down a rabbit hole this morning looking at some of the public messages people have sent themselves. Messages are posted after they were sent to the person that wrote them, so there’s everything from political predictions from a decade ago a 16-year-olds bucket list for himself before he turned 18, which apparently happened 2 days ago. If that’s you, I hope someone taught you how to make cupcakes.