For 'A letter to my future self' in Earshaw's Magazine Gemma was asked to write to herself at any age and time in the past. It became an excercise that brought her valuable new insights on what to focus on in everyday life. Are you often rushing through life? Maybe you'll recognize her story as well.
The year is 2010. You’re living in Amsterdam with your husband, and you’re about to become first-time parents to a little boy you’ll name Mikkel. You don’t know it yet, but you’ll have two more boys and be a family of five just three years from now. The journey into motherhood introduces you to amazing highs and hectic lows—everyday life feels multiplied by 10,000! You have no idea what you’re doing one moment to the next. But that’s the life of a parent. Be patient, you’ll become a master of multitasking, and it’ll eventually all work out. To make life more challenging, however, you’re still grieving the loss of your mother a few months prior. You miss her dearly, and you’re devastated she’s not there when you become a mother." [...]