Yesterday, I just turned 24 years old. And as I was checking my emails, a habit that I have developed even during non-working days, I came across an unusual, odd-titled, and non-work-related email.
It had the subject, “Hello, 24-year-old Clarisa!”
I wasn’t able to recall immediately that I have written an email to my future self. But upon pondering about it for a good few minutes, I realised, that yes, I did write one.
The email was sent on 01 February 2009 — that time, I think I was only in my 2nd year in university. And wow, it has been 7 years already. I wonder what made me sent this email? But I am grateful to myself that I did.
The email started with an introduction…
Happy 24th birthday! Haha! I bet you’re really shocked about this email, eh? Well, I wrote this at exactly 6:07PM, 01 February 2009, using our laptop, Sony VAIO (just in case the laptop’s not in your possession by the time you read this), beside our bed, inside our room, in our house in Cavite.