Long story short, I write letters addressed to my (potential) future children. I mostly just want to be able to talk to them as a peer about things that matter to them, rather than only having the perspective of being their parent.
When I’m going through something, I try to write about it in the moment so I’m able to talk about what’s hard, what is/isn’t working, and what’s giving me hope. I hope that one day I can give them to my kids when they’re in similar situations, or at least that I can read them myself and remember what it’s like to be in their shoes.
So that said, as I do this, I want to make sure I’m writing things that are relevant. There are a lot of personal things I have written letters about, but I want to make sure I’m not overlooking other topics that might not have been as big of a struggle for me, but are still important. Are there situations where you find it hard to relate to your parents, or wish that they knew/remembered what it was like to be in your shoes?