What is “Letters to the younger self ?”

Letters to the younger self
Letters to the younger self

It is a collections of “digital messages in a bottle” written by students that successfully graduated. Some are friends and colleagues, have been my students.

Hopefully, they followed some of the advises that you are going to find in this blog. Independently of this fact they now are moving to the next chapter of their life.

If you had a successful defense, I would like to ask you to write a letter to the “younger self”. In particular, I encourage you in imagining to talk to yourself as you were when you started doing your thesis.

With this letters you will be able pass some of your experiences to the “new generation” of young bachelor and master students. In this way you will be able to motivate other students in continuing your work and at the same time the “new generation” will have a chance to not repeat the same mistakes that the you did. All that they have to do is to read your letter and the one of your fellow collthese letters.

If you plan to read or write one of these messages in a bottle you also may want to listen to following song. It will set the mood for the task:


Hope you will appreciate the opinions and practical suggestions that you will find in the letters to the younger self. Think about the struggle of the student that wrote the letter, read it carefully as is talking about the journey that you are currently doing or that you did. I am sure that it will help you in writing a better thesis.

Browse around and if you see something that you like send them a message. I am sure that they will appreciate!

Where can you find the letters? Here:

Letters to the Younger Self

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