Dear Bucksome: It’s 2020

by Kay Lynn

Mailing Letters

Ninja @ Punch Debt in the Face wrote himself a letter to be read in ten years.  At his suggestion (and because it is a great idea) many other bloggers have posted a letter to their future self and here is mine.

Dear Bucksome,

Are you totally gray now?  How many laugh lines have you earned? 

Now that the serious stuff is out of the way, here’s where I wanted to be in 2020. 


Mr. Boomer and you are getting ready to celebrate your silver anniversary.  Hopefully, this special occasion is being celebrated with a rave party and maybe a special trip.

Is youngest son married and a father?  I sure hope so because two more grandchildren to love would sure be great! 

The grandchildren of 2010 will be ages 10 and 14.  Does Alex play any sports?  Give him a hug and kiss for me.  Have you been to Japan to visit Lana (once or more)?

Do you still vacation with your sisters and brother?  They’re the only people in the world with the same parents and childhood experiences.  Treasure time with them.  How are Mom and Dad?  I know you’re visiting several times a year.


You retired last year from full-time employment.  Are you working as a consultant or with your own business?  I’m not against working after retirement, just want to be able to do it on my own  terms. 

Now that you’re retired what’s the name of Bucksome Boomer?  The blog was started back in 2009 to keep you motivated and accountable.  If you’re retired and comfortably so, it worked!


Remember that life list you wrote in 2010?  Hopefully you have been able to check off at least a few items.  How was Italy?

The plan was to move somewhere near warm water in retirement.  Did you end up in Florida?  As long as you don’t go to the beach in full clothing, you’re not too old.

I hope the last  ten years has been good to you and your loved ones.  If you haven’t done the things above, kick yourself in the behind and get going.  It’s not to late to shape your future.  



photo credit: Smithsonian Institution 

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Random Thoughts of a Jersey Mom March 29, 2010 at 8:01 am

Great letter to yourself. How wonderful it’ll be when you take the letter out in 2020 and have done everything you wanted to do! Vacationing with your siblings is wonderful! I’d like to do that as well.
.-= Random Thoughts of a Jersey Mom´s last blog ..Brain is Like a Muscle =-.

Bucksome April 1, 2010 at 5:30 am

Jersey Mom, I do want to review this in 10 years. I think there will be so many wonderful things that have happened that I never imagined. My siblings and I are vacationing this summer in New York sans spouses. It’ll be a hoot!

Money Funk March 29, 2010 at 10:50 am

I really need to do this for myself, too. I think Ninja came up with a great idea of writing a letter to self.

Italy, huh? I hope to put the same on mine. 😉
.-= Money Funk´s last blog ..Great Giveaways by PF bloggers =-.

Bucksome April 1, 2010 at 5:28 am

Money Funk, he sure did. I’ll be on the lookout for your letter.

Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black March 31, 2010 at 5:49 am

I love your spirit and can-do attitude. I didn’t do one of these letters, but what a great idea! I must say Italy is a must-do; we are military and were fortunate to live in Northern Italy for three years… With young children it was difficult to travel as much as we would have liked, but we still managed to see and do quite a bit. Happy Travels to you when you go!
.-= Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black´s last blog ..Laundry Detergent: An Update (and cost per load of my homemade recipe). =-.

Bucksome April 1, 2010 at 5:27 am

Jolyn, I’m former military myself and never got outside the U.S. Even with kids, it must have been fun to experience living in another country.

P.S. Thanks for the compliment; I’m blushing!

Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black April 1, 2010 at 5:50 am

It sure was! Were you military yourself? And yes, you have an amazing attitude and spirit that comes through on your blog. Looking forward to future reading!

Bucksome April 1, 2010 at 6:06 am

Yes, I was in the US Navy; active duty for six years and reserves for another seven. On top of that, I was a military brat. My dad retired from the Air Force.

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