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A Letter to My Future Self with Clinique

Today’s post is somewhat serious and reflective because Clinique has challenged me to join their #FaceForward campaign and answer the question “If I could give my future self any advice what would it be?” This question would be relatively easy if we were talking about my past self… but my future self? I had to sit down and ask myself some pretty real questions about where I envision myself in the future and what I hope to be doing at certain points in my life.

I’ve reached a point in my graphic design career where I’m realizing my worth in an entirely different skill set, and I’m getting more and more comfortable (and maybe even looking forward) to the idea of being more involved in the creative process. One could look at this blog and my social media accounts and venture to say that I am, in fact, my own creative director. This blog has become my brand and every decision that I make in terms of content, photo locations, social media interaction – it’s all basically creatively branding myself. So what would I tell my future self as a creative director? Instead of writing out a typical list of advice for my future self, I thought I’d make it a little more interactive by “creating” my list through these images!

These top 4 pieces of advice are also things that I try to remind myself every day, but sometimes, they seem to get lost. At the beginning of the year, I filled out a goal sheet for myself that I recently read back over. It was surprising how energizing reading over that small list of goals could be (most of those goals have already been surpassed even)! Leaving little reminders for your future self or even noting where you at now in your goal stages can remind you later of that purpose when you lose sight.

Clinique challenging me to answer their #FaceForward campaign reminded me to continuously set new goals and continue to ask myself where I’d like to be in the future. 

Do you have any affirmations you’d want to tell your future self or past goals that you can be re-inspired by? Be sure to share it on social media using the #FaceForward hashtag, and you can search the hashtag to be inspired by more stories too!

Thank you to Clinique for sponsoring this post and challenging me to set new goals!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Hand In Pocket

    It's rewarding to look at lists like these from time to time it keeps you focused, it's rewarding (when you find that you have achieved or surpassed your goals) and it keeps you reaching towards those goals you have yet to achieve.

    I like the affirmation "Be Grateful"- It reminds me to be thankful for the things that I have, instead of focusing on what I don't have. Keeping this positive energy only helps me to attract more things that I can be grateful for in my life. Thanks for sharing Krystal

    July 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm
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