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!