Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Helene in Between Blogtober

Day 8:
A Letter to Myself in 10 Years

Wow. Okay. This could get interesting...or emotional...or both most likely. 

EDIT: I really like this idea, it's not something that came easily to me, but now that I've written this one, I want to write more of them. 

Dear 32 year old Me,

Ten years ago you wrote this letter to yourself on your blog (am I still blogging in 10 years?). I'm trying to think of way to ensure you get this in 10 years, I think I found a website that will do it, who knows if it will actually work... 

How has the past decade been for you? I hope it has been good - it is my future afterall. I can't really fathom being 32, it seems like it's a long way off from now. I imagine a lot would have changed for me by then. I have questions that I wish I could know the answer to, though that wouldn't really be possible. Unless I fall into the Tardis... I've written some of them down.

  • Have I finally moved out? Have I lived in London? Do I travel?
  • Are me and Andrew married? Was the wedding beautiful? Do we have kids? 
  • Where am I working now? What is my career? What am I doing with my life?
  • Did I finally lose weight? Did we get to the goal weight? 
  • Am I happy? 

At the moment I am still living at home with the family, and am commuting into London. I weigh 227 pounds - please tell me that has gone down?? My hair is currently half an inch longer than my collarbone when damp, and is blondish at the bottom, browny-red above that, then au natural at the roots for about 2 inches. I work as a Sales Administrator and have done for just over a year. I have little to no time for seeing people during the week due to getting home so late from work, so I do almost all of my socialising at the weekends with the usual faces - Hux, Kay, Alex, et al. I see Pip and Maxx at least once a month - incidentally what are they doing now? Are we still BFFs? Because we had better be, or you need to pick up the damn phone!  I am probably not as happy as I could be at the moment, but I'm working on it.

I hope that future me is better with managing her finances, and has learned how not to impulse spend. I also hope that future me is happy with the way she looks, no matter what weight. I want to think I will have things figured out, and I will know what direction to steer my life in - maybe by 2024 I've already reached where I want to be. Who knows!  

My expectations for 10 years in the future are as the below:
  • To be married
  • To be thin, maybe not as thin as I want to be now, but in shape and healthy
  • Two children? I'm not sure on this one. I guess this depends a lot on living situation etc
  • I'd like to think I am working in theatre in some way. Or at least doing something I enjoy 
  • I expect to own our own house by the time I'm 32

I'm looking forward to reading this in 10 years and finding out if what I expected came to pass.

My advice for the future me is to remember to be carefree and let your hair down - 22 year old you is still in there somewhere, let her out now and then and dont be so serious! Take the time to look after yourself too, not just everyone else around you.

Maybe writing a letter back to 22 year old me would be a good exercise - and if I'm still blogging I could post it? Just an idea.

More than anything, I hope that I will be happy and content with my life at 32. 

Yours truthfully,

22 year old me