Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Last 20 years

To my younger self.

Tomorrow, you will turn 20. It seemed a lifetime away when you were dreaming about this day. But it has crept up on you, and you haven't really noticed. But that's okay.

I remember you dreamt of being the big 20. How different your life would be. You wondered if you would be madly in love, getting into your dream job, living independently. You thought that by 20, you would have you life sorted out, knowing exactly how you would live out the next 20 years, and the next.

I'm sorry to break to news to you, but the life that you dreamt, well... it kind of hasn't happened. By the time you are 20, you will still look 16. You won't know exactly what you want to do in life. You won't have found Mr Right (but you will still find the cliche 'Mr Right' cringy!). You won't suddenly not be nervous or scared any more. You will still worry about the stupid things. And sometimes, you will still feel a little bit alone.

But, don't let me put you off the good things that will happen. You will be living three hours away at university, in a rented house where you pay your own bills (it sounds scary, I know!). You will have great friends who will always pick you up after a bad day. You will have the best family ever. Whilst you haven't gone to far away countries or experienced a lot of things others have, you will be happy with the greatness you have achieved.

But remember, it's okay to be scared, and it is okay to not know what the future holds. But most of all remember to have fun - YOLO (wait, you won't know what that means yet!)

Lots of love
Abbie (aged 19 and 364 days)



  1. I actually posted this exact same post two days ago so I was really intrigued to read yours to see if I was the only getting all sentimental and stuff. Luckily I wasn't haha. Lovely post and a big happy birthday tomorrow! 20 is a good age. It's when you turn 21 you start to feel really old trust me :D


  2. Great post! Was a good read and happy birthday for tomorrow! :)

  3. Great post. I am sure your younger self would be proud of what you've achieved.

    1. ah thank you, that's a lovely thing to say! xx


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