Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Letters to the Future Blogfest!

Today is the day! To celebrate my blog reaching 300 lovely followers and lurkers, I'm hosting my first blogfest, Letters to the Future! The idea is to write a letter to our future selves to look back on one day. If I can remember, I'd like to read mine again a year from now and see how things have changed. Then perhaps a Letters to the Future Blogfest Part II??? 

Here is my entry!

Dear Kristin of the future,

As you're writing this, it's Tuesday, May 24th, 2011. There's a lot of buzz about the end of the world and how it did NOT happen May 21st, as predicted by some crazy old man who apparently hasn't read the very clear verse in the Bible that says "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."- Matthew 24:36. Why he's bent on throwing a portion of the masses into hysteria, I don't know. Sad. 
But aside from that, you've been thinking about death lately, since your HS friend Dennis' dad passed away last week. You're reminded again how important it is to let your loved ones know how you feel, to have more of a positive attitude on a daily basis, and to take control of your health once and for all. 
You're current diet scheme involves Turbo Kickboxing class several times a week, with alternating days of the EFX machine, fueled by Netflix instant for the iPhone and your newfound love for Dr. Who, which you honestly only started watching because Castle is Disc Only. You're also mildly cranky because you're avoiding dairy and bread, eating mostly meats, veggies, and fruits. You're only down five pounds from your heaviest weight ever and you have twenty-five more to go, according to what you think you should be, however unrealistic it might actually be. So, did you stick with it and reach your goal?? YOU BETTER NOT HAVE LET ME DOWN. :::raises eyebrow--the only one we can raise individually::: 
On the writing front, on April 11, 2011 you started a new book that you're very excited about. You're currently on chapter nine and have written 15,962 words. You've probably noticed that I haven't mentioned the title... and that's because there isn't one. It's that Italy story about Pippa. I suppose YOU know what it's called... could you share please? I'm also hoping that it's the story that landed you a kick-butt agent and got you a three-book deal with the raddest publisher out there. What can I say except for, you're welcome. And I'm sorry it took me so long to finish it. ;)
Your ten year high school reunion is this year, and it's your job (along with the other two girls from your class) to figure out what to do about it. This has got you thinking a lot about how quickly time passes, and you've realized that nearly all your friends have children already, and you don't. But you still feel like you're getting used to being an adult with a husband, a house, your own photography business (which is SLOW GOING), and two dogs, so you'll think about it later. 
You just joined Twitter last week. It's insane, just like you. 
Well, that's pretty much you at this exact moment in time on this Tuesday in May. Oh, and your right foot is asleep. 

Can't wait to hear what you have to say!

Kristin of the present

Please visit the other participating blogs and show them some love!

1. Spunk on a Stick
2. Abby Minard
3. Kayeleen Hamblin
4. Jamie Burch
5. KM @ One Page At A Time
7. The Las Vegas Writer
8. Kristi 
9. Jennifer shirk
10. Jen @ Unedited
11. Heather
12. Lisa's Loves Books Of Course( Int)
13. Catherine Denton
14. Nicki J Markus
15. Jen Chandler
16. Maya @ Not on Shelf
17. Lena's Blog
18. Teralyn Rose Pilgrim
19. Laura (Daily Dodo)
20. Jennifer Hoffine
21. Nia Raie
22. Deana Barnhart
23. Amy Sonnichsen
24. Lisa@ Flash Fiction
25. Loralie
26. Gina C.
27. Lena Sledge's Blog..Books, Reviews & Interviews
28. Ellen Brickley


  1. Kristin, thanks for doing this! I had so much fun talking to my killer cool self in the future:)

    Your letter was wonderful. What is it about us women and our flipping weight. I am the same way, except I haven't gotten my lazy but up to do anything about it as of future self is probably better than my college self. I can dream!
    Good luck on that 10 year reunion, mine was fun and I reallized then that everyone had the same insecurities going to it as I did. Hard to believe I'll be coming up in the 15 next year. Yikes.

    Anyways, thanks and you should do some more blogfests in the future:)

  2. How funny is it (or not so funny) that during the time we're writing our future letters there were people thinking about the end of the world.

    I love all the added info you added here. I can't wait to hear the future you announce the title of Pippa's story. I love Italy so any book that mentions it would be fabulous, seeing as I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to visit.

    Fabulous blog fest! I had a ton of fun!

  3. I loved this blogfest, Kristin, such a great idea!

    And I loved your letter. Good luck on your weight loss journey, and with the reunion. It was nice to egt this extra insight into your life :)

  4. I am so glad you like Doctor Who! It's great!

    It sounds like you are doing all kinds of great things right now. Good luck on Pippa's story and the weight loss. (What a pain, eh?)

    This was a good exercise. It reminded me of what is important to me.

  5. Loved your initial comment about the false-prophet guy and the end of the world. You'd think that Bible verse was pretty clear, but... sigh. You're right, it is sad.

    Thanks for doing this, Kristin! I had a great time writing my letter. :) And good luck on your Italy book. I'd love to go to Italy someday!!


  6. Love this blogfest! And, yeah, I totally need to watch Castle. Everybody who watches it has said I'd love it. COME ON, NETFLIX!!

    (Also, I totally thought I'd already signed up, but apparently I forgot to, so anyone is welcome to come visit my blog and read my very short letter.) lol

  7. Got mine! :) Loved reading yours, it made me laugh.

  8. I hope all your goals work out for you! Kickboxing sounds like so much fun. :)

  9. Great letter. Good luck with your reunion (mine is probably sometime soon), and I would be SO cranky without meat and dairy!

  10. Hi Kristin! So bummed I missed this creative blogfest. I hope to catch part II! :) Love your blog and would like to follow but the followers are completely invisible. Just wanted to let you know. :)


  11. Thanks for host! And, great idea about repeating it in a year...I'll be there (not that my future self has written me back yet to tell me this, but I can still plan w/o her input)