Future Authoring Letter

Letter Date: 24th November 2023

Hey Sakshi,

Let me just start by saying thankyou for what you’ve done, because of you I’m now able too…
Probably the most important freedom would be a slow start to every morning, rather than rushing to meetings and getting into work. It is freedom to progress with my food tourism, podcast and/or operational consulting work at the pace / direction that I want – not dictated by anyone else.

Luxuries are my local coffee shop daily visit, taking my mother overseas, giving back to the food community that I love. It’s being able to take a whole week to just spend it cooking whatever my heart desires.
The wisdom and discipline you showed has helped me to achieve…
Professional – career coach for myself, AICD course

Personal – enjoyed cooking classes in all the cuisines I have loved, gone to all the market to engage with the food community I love, travelled to the locations my heart has desired.

most importantly my discipline, prioritisation and wisdom has enabled me to step away from my 9-5 job, and just do work that I enjoy without fearing for my financial future.
Because of what you learned and how I gained, I’ve been able to increase my impact. Here’s just some of what you’ve made possible:
Professional – career coach for myself, AICD course

Personal – enjoyed cooking classes in all the cuisines I have loved, gone to all the market to engage with the food community I love, travelled to the locations my heart has desired.

most importantly my discipline, prioritisation and wisdom has enabled me to step away from my 9-5 job, and just do work that I enjoy without fearing for my financial future.

In case you were wondering if it’s all worth it, let me assure you that… 

Contentment – This lack of FOMO or envy of other people’s lives. Feeling like I am not living my life for myself but for others.

I actually wake up everyday and not even remember whether it a Monday or a Thursday or a Sunday. Everyday feels like it is the possibility for me to do whatever my heart and mind desires for that day.
I know you worked hard and made sacrifices to make the lifestyle I now live possible, so let me walk you through a typical day so that you know what’s head of you…
Early morning wake up, walking with Mochi (my dog) – journal and meditate at my local coffee shop with a steaming cup of coffee. Either choose to meet up with a creative I am interested in meeting (across the podcast, food tourism, board or consulting work) or exploring something that I want to learn more about (art, theatre, cook a new dish).
In the late afternoon it’s about having a cup of tea and watching the sunset with a good book or podcast. In the evenings I would love a nice meal with family or friends.
Lastly, I need you to know that…
My future self would be reassuring, calm and constantly try to remind my current self that I do have the capabilities with myself, that I should always seek help and not be ashamed of seeking help and that everything happens in time (patience and discipline is a virtue).