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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The "Dear Me" Project

The "Dear Me," Project

Have you ever wished you could go back in time? That if you could, you'd warn yourself not to date that man, or wear that outfit or hairstyle? To look after yourself better? To be kinder to yourself or others? What did you learn from these experiences? What can others learn?

Or would you like to gush about your wedding day? A party? Your children? Spoil the surprise, naturally, but celebrate what's to come.

Well, here's your chance!

I am issuing an invitation for anyone to enter the "Dear Me" Project. Spill the beans to us all and maybe even learn about yourself in the process.

What to do

It's simple, really. Link back to this original post (and feel free to use the above button if you wish) and then confess what you will in an open letter to yourself.

To keep the time differentiation clear, it might be best to address yourself "Dear Me (year of time of reference)" and signed "Love Me (2007). See my story for an example if unclear.

It is my hope to compile a list of participants below, so that we may share, laugh, cry, and nod our heads sagely at our past bloopers and triumphs. So please, email me your post's permalink and title, plus your name, to miscmum@gmail.com and wha-la! Instant therapy. I will add you accordingly and send you karmic good vibes for giving it a go.

It will be 'open' for an indefinite period of time, so don't feel like you need to rush. If you would like to join, but wish to remain anonymous, email me the letter and I can post it here instead.
Any comments, thoughts, on the "Dear Me" Project most welcome.


Miscellaneous Mum's Standing on the outside, looking in

Dear Me (June 1994)

Dear Me (May 1997)

Crazy Trace's
Maybe, just..rebel a bit...

Dear Me (Feb 1990)

The Brave's
Dear Me (August 1988)

To the girl who almost lost a digit back in '85

Dear Me (1987, Oshawa Ontario)

Dear Me (February 14 1990, Hartland WI)

Dear Me (September, 1986)

Mad Hatter at 41- February 23, 2007 *Huh? You'll think. Trust me, it works*

Dear Me (September 1, 1989)

Catherine McNeil's
An open letter to myself

Cordially, Future Dwight

Cinnamon Gurl's
Dear Katie (January 1992)

Dear Me in 1983

And They're All Made Out of Ticky-Tacky, Still They're Not All Just the Same

Dear Me (April 23rd 2003)

Dear 2003 Me

Feb 26th (2006) Dear the Me Of a Year Ago

Dear Golden Shining Little Girl, 1973

A Mother's Life For Me
Dear Me January 1991

Dear 2005 Me

Dear 2001 Me

Dear Me (Circa 1987)

Dear Me (Feb 21, 2005)

Mommy, the human napkin's
It's not always going to be about the big hair, New Kids On The Block, and popularity

Dear Me (early 1980's)

Dear Me (1996)

Dear Me (May 1987)

Musings of a Housewife's
Dear Me (August 4, 1995)

Rocks in my Dryer's
Dear Me (1987)

Tracey's Dear Me, 1997

Dear Me 1982

Dear Me 1990

Dear Me 1991

Dear Me 2003

Dear Me 1992

Dear Me 2003

Mercy's Maid Dear Me 1990-ish

Farmer's Wife
Dear Me Circa 1997

Dear Me 1991

Dear Me

Tessa's Dear Tessa in 1997

Dear Me (April 2002)

Dear Me 1992

Girls' Gone Wild
Dear GGW of 1987

Barbara's Dear Me in 1973

Life and Time of Leish's
Dear Me Summer 1993

Beth's Dear 1995 Me

Jellyjules' Dear 1987 J

Dear Me 1997

Generation Xhausted's Letter to myself, June 1983

Starshine's Dear 1985 Me

Sarantium's Dear Me 1998

Kim Wilson's
The present seeing the past looking to the future

Jennifer's Dear 1997 Me

Comments on "The "Dear Me" Project"


Anonymous local girl said ... (8:22 am) : 

I'm going to have to sit down and think about this one.

Thanks for sharing this great idea with the Carnival of Family Life.h


Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said ... (4:01 pm) : 

You're welcome!


Blogger Lisa said ... (12:44 pm) : 

What a cute idea.

Here via the carnival of family life.


Anonymous Andrea said ... (11:00 am) : 

Here via TrudyJ--I'll be stealing this one tomorrow. Thanks!


Blogger gingajoy said ... (9:01 am) : 

hello! i love this idea for a project. thanks!

I just posted my own letter at: http://gingajoy.blogspot.com/2007/02/dear-me.html


Blogger bubandpie said ... (10:09 am) : 

What a great idea - I just put mine up today.


Blogger Mad Hatter said ... (2:28 pm) : 

Thank's for the link up. This is such a good idea: fun and heart breaking.


Blogger cinnamon gurl said ... (8:38 am) : 

Great idea! I did one today... thanks!


Blogger Owlhaven said ... (4:13 pm) : 

I put one up too!

Mary, mom to many


Blogger NotSoSage said ... (5:03 pm) : 

Hey, I saw the idea over at B&P's and Mad's and couldn't get it out of my head. You'll find mine up now, too.

Thanks for the great idea...and more to read!


Blogger The Mad Momma said ... (8:09 pm) : 

This is such a great idea!!! Thank you for sharing.. I put up mine at



Anonymous Jenna said ... (5:57 am) : 



Anonymous Sara said ... (4:13 am) : 



Blogger MJS4Him said ... (11:31 pm) : 

I had to participate in this one. I would love to let young me know to keep her head up. It all works out in the end.


Blogger Chuck and Jenny said ... (4:57 pm) : 

I finally read enough of these that I did my own!



Blogger Rocks In My Dryer said ... (1:02 am) : 

Thanks so much for this great idea! Here's mine:



Blogger Meena said ... (1:41 am) : 

A very lovely idea, thank you!

Here is my contribution: http://pdx-mama.blogspot.com/2007/03/dear-me.html


Blogger Mommy, the Human Napkin said ... (3:50 am) : 

I couldn't resist writing to myself as a 14-year-old eighth grader! Mine's up!



Blogger Karen said ... (7:13 am) : 

I wrote mine to myself when I was 18 and had just graduated...a very tumultous time for me. Thanks for this project! Neat idea.

Mine is at http://simplyamusingblog.blogspot.com/2007/03/dear-me-in-1987.html


Blogger Margaret said ... (10:00 am) : 

I just did mine. Thank you for this. Really...


Anonymous Leslie said ... (10:32 am) : 

Mine is up


Blogger Connie said ... (11:15 am) : 

I played along too!


Blogger aka_Meritt said ... (12:10 pm) : 

What a wonderful idea... I'm going to play too!


Blogger dcrmom said ... (1:38 am) : 

Thanks for adding me! I was just coming over to leave my link.


Anonymous janet said ... (2:14 am) : 

it's funny, as I wrote I kept thinking of more "warnings". i'm glad I am who I am so although I wouldn't take anything back I may hold back a little more. Thanks for the time you put in to this. It was fun.


Blogger Mercy's Maid said ... (7:43 am) : 

I've just written my own Dear Me letter at http://mercysnumber1fan.blogspot.com/2007/03/dear-me-project.html

This is a great idea. Thanks.


Anonymous Barbara H. said ... (2:25 am) : 

I saw this at Owlhaven's and Rocks In My Dryer. This is a wonderful project. It was such a blessing to look back at the hand of God over my life. Mine is at

Thank you for staring this!


Blogger IRENE said ... (8:02 pm) : 

and thank you for stopping by and commenting.
What a nice idea. I really need to do this, it helps put things into perspective...
So many things happen in our lives and we do not know why. So good to know that God's on the wheel...


Blogger Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said ... (2:26 pm) : 

Can't get the "add a link" to work for me. So, just wanted you to know that I finally got around to posting mine: http://twolittlevikings.blogspot.com/2007/03/dear-me-1995.html



Anonymous Shelley said ... (2:56 am) : 

Great idea! Here's mine:
Generation Xhausted
Letter to myself June 1983



Anonymous Kim said ... (4:25 am) : 

Not quite in the same format, but here is mine!



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