This writing assignment is fun to do at the beginning of the calendar or school year. Students are asked to write 2 journals (1 listing their accomplishments from last year and another asking them to make goals for the upcoming year). After they complete their journals, they will write a letter to their future selves. After I check the letters for completeness, I have the students seal their letters and I hold them for a year. They completely forget about the letters and are excited when I return them.