If you wrote a letter to yourself 10 years ago, what would it say?

My letter to myself 10 years ago

To me

If you are reading this, you are just starting out on the road to college. You will soon realise that you don’t want to continue and that’s ok. Don’t make yourself feel guilty, think about what you want to do and do it. You can succeed.

Keep working hard and get your head down. Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy life whilst you can though. It will soon get harder as you get older and you will feel that you have the whole world on your shoulders.

girl on own

Ignore the bullies. They will soon realise that they have better things to do than to chase after you and make your life hell. I know it is hard, but don’t lock yourself away and stop talking to the people that care about you. They will get you through this hard time and you will come out a better person. The feeling of nervousness and looking over your shoulder doesn’t go away, but you learn to live with it and it becomes easier.

Don’t worry about what you eat so much; just enjoy eating what you want. You made it harder for me as I constantly battle with trying to eat healthy and feeling guilty when I eat something naughty. It isn’t worth it.


Try and make time for your friends. You will soon be moving away and it will be difficult to see them. Keep in contact with them – that’s really important. You grew up together and soon you will only know what’s going on in their lives through facebook. Don’t let it.

You will meet lots of guys throughout the next few years but one particularly special one. Don’t be scared of waiting for him whilst he goes away. It will all fall into place when he gets back, it will be worth the wait.


Remember always that you are wanted. Don’t look for problems when there aren’t any, it will only make things worse. Just keep moving forward and doing what you are doing. Take life with a pinch of salt. You are capable and strong enough to get through anything life throws at you.

You may start to like being in control and won’t be comfortable when things happen spontaneously. Learn to live with this, but still enjoy life. It is too short to worry about keeping your house tidy at all times or doing everything to a strict schedule. It will make you a better person in the long run if you don’t get too obsessive early on as I find this really hard to cope with now.

work and coffee

Lastly, you will be given a gift that will change your life. Treasure him. Watch him grow and help him develop in the best way possible. He will put your life into perspective and you will enjoy being a little family.


You will learn the biggest lesson in life – that nothing else matters.

You (10 years later) xx

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11 thoughts on “If you wrote a letter to yourself 10 years ago, what would it say?

  1. What a great idea and I may rob your idea for a later date if that’s ok, although I’m a bit older and would have to do a 20 years ago letter. I too wish I spent more time with friends and stopped worrying about finding a man.. it does all fall into place #twinklytuesday


  2. What a brilliant way to reflect on the ups (and not so ups) of the last decade!? I imagine it would have been quite therapeutic to write? Very interesting to read. Thank you for sharing. x

    Popping over through #bestandworst


  3. I can relate to many of these things from myself – I wish I hadn’t have let people get to me, I wish I had more confidence in my choice to quit my course and not feel like a quitter and I too met my now husband, fell for him and waited 5years before he was ever into me! I never thought that would happen.

    Its amazing how we change yet are reminded of what has moulded us…you seem in a good place now, have a treat or 2..enjoy it! x #bestandworst

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  4. Great letter….gosh what would I tell myself?? Hmmm, probably to keep focusing on the future and enjoy life! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst 🙂 hope to see you again! x


  5. Lovely, I often think about what I would tell myself too. Probably never to settle for second best and to know that I will survive the heartache that life is to throw at me. I wish I knew then what I know now!!! Thanks for sharing!! xxx


  6. This is a lovely idea – I may have to have a go at this. I love what you wrote about your husband – very romantic. Although (and I am showing my age now) my letter might have to aimed at the person I was 15 years ago. Eek! #brilliantblogposts


  7. It’s interesting to reflect on what you’d tell a younger self! I wrote a post this week on what I’d tell my future self, great minds, hey?!? Visiting from #sundaysstars

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  8. What a lovely idea. And I really adore the letter you wrote to yourself. I would love to write to the 27 year old Miss H. I would have so much to say to myself. I would probably fill a whole book and not just a letter. But like you, I think the general theme would be don’t beat yourself up, the bad times will pass and soon you will have something that will everything else disappear. #TwinklyTuesday. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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