Dear Future

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Dear Future is a letter addressed to the future which usually brings mixed emotions of excitement and unease mainly because of the fact that no one really knows what it will bring.

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Original Photo by: Craterkid


Dear Future,

There was a time in my life that I was so angry at you. Year in and year out, I dreamt, believed, and hoped, but you have dashed my hope so many times, I was almost convinced you were against me. Then suddenly it dawned on me that it wasn’t you.

I realized I wasn’t doing anything concrete with my dreams. I was mouthing the words but wasn’t putting in the required action to make things happen. I was too afraid to fail so I ended failing just the same by doing nothing.

This time it will be different. The braver choices I made this year made me realize that I can go beyond my perceived limitations, limitations which I have put on myself and stunted my personal growth. I found out that it’s the scariest choices that end up becoming the most worthwhile.

You no longer scare me Future for now I know you represent opportunities that are yet to come. In fact, you excite me, you challenge me, and you fill me with great expectations. I feel that everything is possible, so come on Future, bring it on!

Letter Writer



For the longest time, I have always been a great fan of using daily planners. I feel more organized and prepared seeing my plans, tasks, and reminders written down on a beautiful and handy planner. Days before a new year starts, I have already transferred important notes from my old planner to the new, eagerly awaiting for the time to write on the very first day of the year. Next year is especially different because of theย EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE 2015 Plannerย I have received from

One lucky reader can get one of his/her own planner from them if you can provide the best answer to this question:


Just post your answer as comment on this post.

The winner can expect the planner to be shipped to his/her given address anywhere in the Philippines. This Giveaway/Promo starts December 8, 2014 and ends December 18, 2014. Winner will be announced on December 20, 2014 to provide enough time for the planner to be received before the start of 2015.



We just needed a little more time to determine the winning comment/entry , thus winner’s name will be announced on December 24, 2014.


Congratulations to Mich Capiendo. Your comment has been chosen and won for you an EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE 2015 PLANNER. We have already emailed you, please send us your address and contact numbers so we can send your planner as soon as possible.

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28 Responses to “Dear Future”

  1. The ultimate thing I must do on 2015 is to train myself on how to be a supportive wife and a loving mother. This is important for me because both role are the new stages of my life since I just got married last year and in God’s grace will be a mother early next year. I know that this will be the most challenging part of my life as it will test my patience and perseverance. But with the help of God and my family, everything will go smoothly.

  2. ya’ right! Our future depends on our own perception and what will we do with the chances here now. Goodluck for the future and may you reap all the best!.

  3. Arnnie says:

    Since my mom was diagnosed with cancer late this year, what will i do differently this 2015? I guess I will do my best to be with her during her battles and provide all the support she needs until we finally win it..

  4. As the new year approaches with unknown, I must say that one thing I’ll do differently is to love myself, be the ideal person of my own. Living with uncertainty, but making it possible. I want to live my life on how supposed I want. As you said, Future, bring it on!

  5. Eileen says:

    In 2015, I will do everything within my means to get back to health. I rarely use planners, but this time, I think I would need one to take note of my calorie intake, my daily blood sugar reading, to track the time I spend for exercise and to mark doctors appointments and lab test schedules. I want to live a long, fruitful life and the best time to do it is now.

  6. Fame Umali says:

    This coming 2015, the one thing that I will do differently is to ACT. For the past years I’ve been thinking and thinking, planning and planning, praying and praying to achieve my ultimate dream/goal and I consider it my purpose for being here but year after year that ultimate dream/goal/purpose have not come true or has not had any improvement, even the first step I wasn’t able to pass through. So this 2015, will all my resources, will, love and faith I will strive hard to make sure that I’ll be able to start that ultimate dream/goal/purpose and eventually will be able to say to everyone that I have done it and continuously doing it. And since this is the first time I’ve said it publicly, I will also be glad to tell everyone that I am living on that dream/goal.purpose through this site. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Future can be very scary but if you take risks, you will be rewarded in the end.

  8. Kata Nava says:

    For the past years, I’ve been focusing on what I want my future to be like. i kept on dreaming and planning and, somehow, I just stopped doing. I stopped putting plans into actions. I pacify myself by saying I’m only (not) doing this right now because I’m having a rough patch. The past year, the whole of 2014, has been really hard on me. Things happened that are out of my control which affected my future in a huge way. Plans got set backed, schedules got thrown away. And I really felt lost. There were a lot of times the past year that I asked myself why the heck am I stuck doing urgent non-important things instead of focusing on my goals and aspirations. I lost sight of what’s important. I lost sight of my possibilities. But 2015 will be different. Next year, I will be free of the bitterness and the hopelessness. I will be the best me I can be and exhaust all the possibilities I have. 2015 will be awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. goldifish says:

    I have just come to assess myself now. Actually what made me do so is when I stumbled upon the question, “what are your goals?” I have just realized that I don’t have any.

    For the longest time, I have been contented to just go with the flow of life, adapting to whatever that comes. I never did think to prepare for any of it so most of the time, I end up realizing, “I could’ve done better”, or “this mistake may have been avoided”. I felt I have not had any improvements, and that I was just the same as who and what I was the year before. I can’t even tell if I have achieved anything.

    So what’s the one thing I’d do differently for the year 2015? I then now resolve to be more organized and keep track of my progress, set goals, both short term and long term, so that I never stop growing. And one of the things that I would need to start on this is something where I can put in my thoughts and record them as I go. I have tried electronic/virtual methods, but nothing beats a pen and a paper. And just seeing the features and contents of the BDJ EIP Planner has already given me idea and a guide on how I would start and go on on this endeavor. I believe the BDJ EIP Planner can greatly help me achieve what I would like to accomplish for the year 2015. I actually would like to have one.

  10. When my life came from different angle and I was with my new endeavors, I knew that this is my future. Future is everything not an unknown world.

  11. Debarpan says:

    If we can overcome the fear of failure we can do anything that we wish…nice letter to dear future anyway.

  12. franckxethee says:

    This is a great idea writing to the future. We shouldn’t fear the future but rather be excited with it.

  13. Jeanne Claire Pacion says:

    For 2015, I must conquer my depression.

  14. The one thing I’m going to do differently next year is how I live, I want to really live in the moment. I’ve been caught up with work and studies that I forgot how to be a child and just enjoy every moment. If in the future I will be angry, I’m going to be really angry. If I find something funny, I’m going to laugh so hard until my stomach hurts and my eyes tear up.

    Life is made up of moments, and moments are made up of little things. Next year, 2015, I promise to really live in those moments, share more memories with the people I treasure the most. We don’t really know how much time we have until it’s done. I don’t want to regret not having done and felt these little things because, I believe that the life and love we create is the love and life we live.

  15. unasalahat says:

    I believe we can write our own future, there’s a lot sore for us ahead, but if we keep our faith to GOD everything is going to be alright.

  16. rochkirstin says:

    I’m also actually scared about the future. I have my own worries, no matter how many times I remind myself not to think about them but just put my trust in God. It’s easy to say to not be afraid to fail but in reality, failing is hard. The feeling of surpassing challenges though is always gratifying.

  17. I have always been intoxicated with visions of how my future is going to be like. I have always been a heavy daydreamer, even for a youth-full of fervent hope and idealism. However, this fixation in coming up with the best plans or the grandest visions has left me with little energy to expend for the actual actions necessary to fulfill my dreams. So this 2015, hopefully, i’d be able to change my disposition towards the future. Instead of mere daydreaming, I would be more goal-oriented. I would give more attention to a solid action plan that’ll bring me closer to where I want to be, step by step. I really believe that if I get to win this planner, it’d be a great first step in realizing this change. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. This 2015, I want to be more appreciative of the simplicity, as well as the complexity, of life. Enjoy the rain. Eat fishballs. Solve an engineering problem. Cry for failing an exam. Cry harder for passing a subject. Carpe Diem. I want to make each day as memorable and special as possible. I want to let go of my emotions freely, enjoying the mysteries of the human mind and heart. In the quickly approaching year, I want to experience more of what it is to be alive.

  19. omniglorymrs says:

    “Everyday is a Gift, that is why it is called PRESENT”. As for me, I want to fix everything in my life and get back on track for the Year 2015. I used to be the Sweetest and Humble type of person but due to my growing business, I admit that I wasn’t able to align everything the way I planned it. Due to stress, everything was ruined and now, I am suffering from High Blood Pressure that is why the ONE THING THAT I’LL DO DIFFERENTLY FOR THE YEAR 2015 is treat every day as my last day. Smile often, regain my Spiritual relationship with the Lord and Be Positive no matter what situation I am into, learn to Trust Him and know that His ways are Higher than our Ways.

  20. grace H. says:

    I have always wanted to volunteer in an orphanage. This is something that I have always thought of doing for the last 4 years and never actually did it. This 2015, I am determined to put this in action. The Lord has blessed me and my family with so much blessings and I believe that it’s my time to share it with others. I’m really excited to do it, writing this even
    gives me the chills ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. randy r says:

    “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” by Paul J. Meyer

    For me, what I really want to change this coming 2015 is to be more COMMITTED in what I’ve planned. This 2014 I do have lots of plans such as to excel in my job and be promoted, lose weights, learn new language, try new sport, etc. But in the end, not all of them really materialized since I don’t have that COMMITMENT to all of my plans. I think I’ll be more productive and happier if I could commit to all those things that I really want and love to do.

  22. Xyme Miano says:

    Become a Certified Public Accountant. That’s one thing I’d do differently for 2015. Everything is possible!

  23. Jastene Angelene E. Galacio says:

    The one thing that I will do differently in 2015 is to be more specific on my goals for the coming year. Over the past years I was not clear on the things that I want and it lead to some not so good decisions and results so for the coming year I want to know exactly what I want to achieve that will keep me motivated until I get to the finish line.

    Also, thinking about the specific goals that I want it would also help me to think of the specific actions that I need to take to accomplish my goals and reach the peak of sweet success.

  24. Let’s keep our eye on the prize and our goal in 2015. We can do it.

  25. Teresita says:

    The one thing I’d do differently in 2015? โ€“ the method of how I get things done.

    Being someone who feels disoriented when not having a sense of the big picture, it is extremely important that I clarify and specify the personal and ultimate goals of my whole existence and the smaller goals towards those bigger goals in time frames. However, I am also a visual learner so it is necessary that those small and big goals have stakes in the ground anchored on a visual aid that I can revisit and review whenever needed. That is one thing I failed to accomplish this year and I intend to do effectively the coming year.

    I have trouble starting, doing and finishing any tasks and managing my time ending up not being able to accomplish the more meaningful and worthwhile tasks, or worse, not being able to accomplish anything at all. Some of the actions I plan to take next year to possibly help solve this problem are the implementation of the 80/20 rule of time management, maintaining a list of the bad habits I want to discard and the new habits I want to form and keeping a post of unearthly and material rewards that I may receive for a specific period of time so that I remain inspired and rejuvenated; all of which would also need a visual material to be accomplished and help solve the problem effectively.

    Those are just some of the things in my list that will help me get things done in a somehow different manner next year.

  26. Mich Capiendo says:

    Every year, we often make a whole bunch of New Year’s resolutions – from burning fats even to burning bridges – hoping to be better persons than we were the year before. Yet more often than not, these resolutions shortly, if not never, come to reality. Then we come up with a couple of reasons behind our failed plans just to console ourselves. But where the hell are we gonna go with that?

    This coming year, I just want to stop making excuses. No more hesitations and doubts. No more pretenses. No more attempts to justify my mistakes. I want to stop living behind sheets of consolations and blind solace.
    No more sour grapes and I-failed-the-exam-because-blah-blah-blah rants. I want to give myself no reason to deviate from my plans, to swerve away from my goals, and most especially, to lose things and/or people I love with the greatest of regrets.

    I just want to stop making excuses, own every single decision I make.
    Well, everything is possible, indeed. And I want to make my ‘everything’ happen.
    It’s my life anyway, so I want to stop making excuses, just own it and nail it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. vix parungao says:

    the future really is a scary thing as we do not know what is in store for us, but with a dash of positivism, a little enthusiasm + a hopeful attitude for what lies ahead can really spell a big difference. so bring it on, indeed, 2015!

  28. Cรฉ says:

    Love your stories, really well written and inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

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