Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Dear Me, A letter to my 16 year old self

Now first the shoes of the day.

The feet are starting to heal nicely so today I have been wearing these:

Shoes - Ebay

Black New Look leather heeled brogues

It's fab to be back into heels!

Now to Dear Me;

My daughters brought me this book a while ago and it made me chuckle so much as I read it!

Image from Amazon

It also made my 40 year old self think;

 "What would I now tell that young 16 year old girl?"

So heres my letter:

"Now listen you!

 Life isn't as bad as you think! Stop panicking about how disappointed your family will be, because they will support you no matter what.

 Don't be in such a rush to leave home and grow up, it's not quite as glamorous as you think.

And most definitely don't waste the best years of your life with a grade A arse! You are worth so much more.

That skinny figure that you hate, is the envy of many, embrace it and dress as you want. Don't be a follower but lead by example, don't be afraid to stand out.

As the years will pass the people who drive you crazy now will not be around to do just that. Tell them how much you love them at every opportunity you get, hug them, kiss them and enjoy every second of company they allow.

Just because you love someone doesn't mean you have to like them.
Believe it or not you will meet many people who could be Mr Right, but only one of them will stick with you through thick and thin. Trust your instincts as you will know which one he is.

Your family will be the best achievement you will have. Beautiful and talented. Enjoy every second of them they will grow into stunning young beauties flying the coup all too quickly.

But overall enjoy life. Lust after nothing, enjoy the simple things, regret nothing and create as many memories as you can.

Keep smiling it confuses people.

Much love your 40 year old self.
X x  "

So my dear friends what would you tell your 16 year old self?

For some of you it may only have been a few years back, for others like me it will have been many more.

I'm looking forward to hearing what advice you would give yourself.

X x


  1. I do like your wise words to your teenage self. I have no advice to give, I've made mistakes along the way but it's made me the person I am today and I quite like who I am.
    Nice shoes! xxx

  2. I love those shoes, and your letter...I wrote one once, it was a very healing exercise x

  3. I'm 29 but could do with taking a lot of that advice!

  4. I agree with Lucy-- I am so taking your advice! Love the oxfords!

  5. Love this post!
    Great shoes as well x

  6. this is lovely. i think I'm going to have to buy this book...

  7. Nice shoes.

    Great post and all those things are so true x

  8. Hey! I just finished reading this book too and I was thinking about writing my own Dear me letter!!!!!

  9. Vix, I agree with the mistakes make you who your however I do wish I could have softened some of the heart ache overthe years.

    I still don't think I listen to all my own advice but I try!

    Welcome Kezzie.Glad you enjoyed the book too.It made me giggle at some of them.

    X x


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