To each his own. To me my own.

Thoughts on a letter to one’s self

I was perusing around in freshly pressed and found a post that was mega-intriguing. This blogger submitted an excellent post (and a few of her other friends have followed suit) titled ‘A Letter to my 16-year-old Self’. She calls the idea simul-blogging, in which the topic is laid on the table, and those interested will semi-simultaneously post on that same topic. Now, as nostalgic as the old Bonster is, you can rest assured that I’m not gonna be able to leave this little diddy just sitting there. With that said, my next dilemma lies in whether or not I can bridge such a large age gap from the present all the way back to sixteen. After all, these ladies only have to go back 10 years or so with their letter – whereas if I go back in time to age sixteen it’ll be more like (oh crap where’s my calculator) I’d likely need a time-machine. In all seriousness though, I’d be going back twenty-six years.

Actually… I think that’s doable. In fact, maybe it’ll put a little different spin on things since there’s so much post-sixteen to write about. Hmmm. The more I think about it – I like it, and the fact that I have a few years under my belt that I may now use as ‘material’. Yeah.

Buckle your seatbelts, boys and girls – this could be a bumpy ride.

Check out Katie’s post above – it’s a fabulous one and very deserving of freshly pressed status. Any of you out there interested in giving this a whirl?


3 responses

  1. Carol Ann Hoel

    I have to think about it. Apparently I didn’t catch the details on Katie’s post. I thought she was sixteen looking forward. Pretty cool either way. Peering backward makes more sense. I can’t wait to read yours. Are you going to share it? I like to think that the best is yet to be.

    August 26, 2010 at 11:07 am

    • Bonnie

      It’s definitely gonna take some serious thought on my end, Carol Ann. I love the idea, though – and yes, the letter is peering backward. When I finally get it done, I will most definitely share it. Honestly though, the thought of even starting it is overwhelming! 🙂

      August 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

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