Write a letter to yourself – five year update

January 9, 2014 — 2 Comments

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been five years since I originally wrote a letter to myself!  This will probably send me into another round of mild depression where I write poems about how fast time is going like I did here and here.  I guess that means it’s time to write a letter for the next five years, but let’s first review my goals in the last five years.

2009 me:  I’m marrying (my wife) in June and couldn’t be any happier

2014 me:  Smart man, best decision you’ve ever made

2009 me:  Hopefully, you are running a successful business, happily married, financially stable, and living your dreams.

2014 me:  Not running a business yet, happily married, in really good shape financially, and just got done traveling the world so I ‘d say overall good

2009 me:  Financially, I am doing well.  This is the start of the second year of market turmoil and our financial system is still getting beat up.

2014 me:  Stock market recovered, and it has almost doubled since I wrote this letter!!! 

2009 me:  I continue to enjoy reading immensely.

2014 me:  Yes, still reading but my book list isn’t growing as fast now.

2009 me:  At times, I feel that if I do get laid off or quit that it might be the best thing for me because I won’t have an option to do anything else (but go out on my own).

2014 me:  I’m glad I didn’t get laid off – that was a dumb thing to say.  However, I still haven’t left the “corporate job”, but I’m ok with that.  I’m continuing to build this site and the things I want to do with it… while making money at the same time at my job.

So overall I think I was quite cheesy in 2009, but I’m happy with what Jocelyn and I have accomplished together and where we’re at now!  Now, to write the next letter to myself in 2019!

Korcula, Croatia

Hanging out with Jocelyn in Croatia

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2 responses to Write a letter to yourself – five year update

  1. This gives you an interesting perspective, when you can see where you came from and now where you are.

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