A Letter to Past Me

I have actually already done an article like this! But, instead of writing to my Future Self, I have decided to write a letter to my past self, six years ago, when I was 10 years old. Look at me go, linking stuff together!

Dear past Tati,

You’re about to go into secondary school this year! I know, you’re terrified of losing friendships and things, but trust me, for every shitty friend you lose, you’ll gain am amazing friend who will always support you through thick and thin.

I won’t lie to you, secondary school is tough. There will definitely be multiple moments where you’re ready to give up and just throw your future away. Don’t do that! Your future looks so bright and you got this.

You’ll explore and find passions you didn’t even know you had, you’ll learn so many new wonderful things, just make sure to take everything in and stay calm.

I know you love jumping into things head first, but try avoid it. Think things through and consider logical reasons to avoid doing something stupid.

Throughout school, you’ll find your voice. It’s a horrible journey to get there, but as soon as you do, you’ll be ready for whatever life throws at you.

You’re a tough cookie Tati. People have tried to break you before, but you’ll forever get up again and continue fighting and you’ll become completely unbreakable. As Legally Blonde’s Brooke Windom says: “what doesn’t kill us makes us hotter!” which is true, at least for your hair.

Don’t worry about your hair, just be warned that at the start of year nine you made a choice. Your hair is fine now though!

You can also do makeup, which makes you feel like the boss ass bitch which you are.

You’ll find yourself Tati, I do promise you that much.

Love yourself and give yourself more credit 🙂

Fifteen (almost sixteen) year old Tati xxx


To Be Opened Ten Years From Now… A Letter to My Future Self

To older Tatiana,

So, you made it!  You’ll be 25 now, probably too busy to read a letter from your past self, but I think you should read it anyway.  As I am writing this, 2019 is coming to a close.  You somehow made it out – albeit with a few scratches and cuts, bruises and burns.  But none of that is important right now!  We made it!  Since you’ll be old enough to drink, get yourself a beer or wine or champagne or something – whatever it is you like – to celebrate finishing the first 25 years of your life.

Of course, you couldn’t have done it alone.  I have my strong support network of my friends, family and boyfriend.  Are you still close with them all?  Have you met new people?  I don’t mind as long as they make you as happy as Thumper and your BFG make me now. 

Have you got all your tattoos now?  I really hope so, I can’t wait to get them done and I’m sure they look nice!

Are you finally able to be totally true to yourself?  I’m trying to be currently so I hope that it’s all paid off and you’re doing what you love. 

How did GCSEs go?  Was prom as magical as you wanted when you were 7? What about A-Levels?  Did you choose the right career path for you?  Did I choose the right thing for you Tati?  I’m so desperate to be a lawyer or journalist – just someone people will listen to.  Do people listen to you now?  I’m so ready to take on the world so is the world ready to take on you?

But most importantly, are you satisfied?  Are you satisfied with the life you live?  Are you satisfied with the life you chose?  Are you satisfied with everything you’ve done? 

I hope so, but if not, you still have a lot of time left on this earth – please spend it wisely! 

That’s all, xo baby, Tati xoxo