The “someday page” movement

I love exploring personal websites. I can spend hours upon hours just browsing peoples’ homes on the internet, reading about their backgrounds and stories—who they are, what they do, and how they got there. Everyone has a story to tell in some way or another.

Thanks to Derek Sivers’ “now page” movement, you can often also learn about what people are focusing on right now, giving you a glimpse into their daily lives.

Once in a while, you come across someone who you feel an extra strong connection with—maybe they have a similar background like yours or are excited about the exact same things that make you get out of bed in the mornings. A friend.

Whenever I meet someone new, I’m not only curious about their past and present, but also their future. What does this person aspire towards? What do they day dream about when they get bored? Where would they like to be in life someday?

Having the same goals and ambitions as someone else is another great way to connect and bond. You‘ve probably been on different paths on your way here, but you’re now going in the same direction—maybe together. Another friend.

However, most personal websites leave you in the dark, wondering. About and now pages are great, but they’re meant for something else. I wish people had a “someday page” I could visit to get a glimpse into their future as well…

…which is how this movement came to be.

How do I make a someday page?

Add a new page on your website, preferrably with the URL /someday. Write about things you someday would like to achieve, accomplish, explore, experience, create, learn, understand—or whatever you feel like sharing.

There’s no strict format to follow, but it might help to think about how you would finish the sentence “Someday, I would like to…”

Thinking about and having a vision for your future is also a great practice for yourself. It gives meaning and direction to your life. When you know where you want to go, you also know where you don’t. It helps you make better decisions—saying no to things that don’t matter.

Feel free to share as little or as much detail as possible. Not everyone is comfortable with sharing their dreams with online strangers, and that‘s ok. You can only share a small part of it if you prefer.

If you need inspiration, you can have a look at my someday page. I also plan on maintaining a collection of someday pages on this website once there are more of them.

I published a someday page… now what?

Add a link to your someday page on your home page. Share it with your friends. Encourage them to make one too.

Send me an email with a link to your someday page and I will feature it on this website.