Letter to Past Self or from Future Self
Write a letter to your past self or from your past or future self. Or just make a list of what would want to convey. This is yourself, so take whatever approach suits you. You might consider, though, talking to your self kindly, as you would to a friend or younger sibling whose development you want to foster. Think about the rhetorical features of a personal letter when you write (but also consider the fact that the actual audience will be your professor and classmates, as you’ll be posting the letter on OpenLab) too.
Knowing what you know now—as a reader, writer, and student—what would you tell yourself of the recent past? (perhaps your pre-pandemic self, yourself from the beginning of college or from before some other turning point)
Now, imagine your near-future self (perhaps from the end of the semester or as you graduate from NYCCT) looking back at you now. What do you hope he/she/they will say to you? What do you hope they’ll be thanking you for?
Or perhaps your past self has some wisdom or admiration for you. What would he/she/they have to say? How might your past self be of service to you now?
Post your future or past letter to yourself here in the comment section below.