Yesterday, while digging through the many boxes of my childhood to find a journal, I stumbled across forgotten photos, secret diaries, and a number of graded school papers. I also found a sealed envelope with my name on it dated 02/16/1999. Underneath that it says "Do Not Open Until 02-16-10." I know this envelope. I remember writing those dates and my name and then hiding it under my mattress. I have thought about this envelope often yet I can't remember what I wrote in that letter. Was it a list of goals I should have accomplished by then? If so, why did I seal it up in an envelope just to forget about it a few weeks later? Maybe it's a secret that I felt needed to be hidden for eleven years. It's dated two days after Valentine's Day. What happened on Valentine's Day 1999? My memory is impeccable except when it comes to things about my life that are important. Who does that?
Well, in two weeks I'll let you know what that letter says. Until then, it's just sitting on my computer desk waiting for me.
What do you think it says? Have you ever written a letter to yourself? If so, did you seal it and forbid yourself to read it until years later?
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