Thursday, 4 October 2012

Dear 16 Year Old Me

Hi Helen,

You are now writing this at 30, yes, 30 - The age that you think is really old and grown up. Well, older, yes but the jury is still out on grown up ;)

You are the time where your are still not sure what you're going to do next year, to be honest it's just been the past few years that I've realised the road I want to take. That little spark of interest in nail varnish will become an obsession, so instead of just picking something because your friend is doing it, go and join the beauty girls.

You will spend hours in the room opposite watching them in their whites and wishing you were there with them. Do it, you will not regret it. I did eventually do evening classes and am now steadily building up the portfolio of services. It would of been easier (and much cheaper, evening classes cost a lot!) to start when I was your age.

It does help that you are actually very good at it, as well as have a great passion for it.
As soon as you start earning, save it, I currently own a house (yes a whole house!) and you are not struggling but also not rich in money. Go out with friends and socialise but realise that the friends you make now will know you amazingly well. This doesn't mean the friends you make out are any less important, they all prove to be the best lot of people you know.

Boys - Ah yes, stop giggling! I know you've started dating now, and yes you do date a few 'boys'. A majority of your serious ones stay on as really good friends (one doesn't and if you can avoid him, please for the love of god do, you deserved so much more). You are now happily married, to would you believe, Mark. Yes, Mark the tall chap who leans on you like a post, and then you pull his tie. He is very much like he is now, very cheeky!

There is so much of my life so far that I would of done earlier if I had the confidence to do. You are a bright, smart, and wonderful person, Helen. When your passionate about something you really grab the bull by the horns! You are pretty, but keep the tomboy, indie look it really suit you (and I have it on great authority that's why Mark fell in love with you).

Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself.



  1. Thats such a lovely post! Really enjoyed reading it, made me giggle :) x

    1. Thank you, it was a great one to write :) x


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