Friday, 27 April 2012

Notes to a former version of me

Me


While I have a love hate relationship with faceache [yes yes I really do call it that], in it's favour its a great way to socially document occasions. I've had a faceache page since 2005 and in hindsight a lot of life changing events have occurred in that seven year space. Yet in 2005 I wasn't an overly happy person, I was in my first year at university trying to find my academic feet while madly enjoying Newcastle and student culture nevertheless wildly unsure of myself and my future. If only I could of told myself these little things;

  1. Seven years down the line while you might have two degrees you still won't know what career you want for the rest of your life but maybe that's okki - at least you're still being honest with yourself, not being pretentious, falling for the first job or being big headed with your degrees.
  2. Be prepared when you're friends ditch you because they get boyfriends or you move be it back home or further afield. You'll learn the hard way who your true friends are. 
  3. Then always remember you are worthy of friends. You always put in the effort with them, it's them who are loosing out.  
  4. When you're bored and meant to be writing out your MA dissertation you'll start what's known as a blog and carry on doing it, and you'll make lots of nice blogger friends.
  5. You'll never be as skinny as you were at university - while all the walking and the pasta paid off on your figure its good to eat. Embrace you're hour glass figure. 
  6. You will still have the same battles with the parents, you're stuck between a rock and a hard place but you'll start to see you have to start doing things for you and learn to live your own life. Yes you both might end up being hurt by actions but life is too short not to start living it.
  7. There are decent men out there, and one of them will change your life around, he'll treat you like a princess, spontaneously buy you flowers, treat you to yummy meals and ask you to marry him.
  8. You are a hell of a lot more stronger then you ever give yourself credit for, your determined and you're strong. You'll get yourself through a two year long distance relationship and deal with all the hassle and misconceptions that come with one. 
  9. One death will create and spur on your addiction for collection vintage powder compacts, you don't need to understand why or how, you just will. 
  10. Going on from that thread, you'll start wanting and collecting old things, things you'd once turn your nose up because it was old.
  11. The Backstreet Boys will still be one of your favourite bands regardless of loving metal and drum and bass. Oh and they'll still be together but you still won't have seen them live even though you've loved them for 16 years. 
  12. Get more tattoos when your at university, you have the spare cash and you have a great tattooist on your doorstep.  
  13. You will still ask too many questions, you'll always want to know why something is like it is. But people like you for that. It's a part of you.
  14. Oh and you'll move countries, to America, but I'm not going to tell you why - I don't want to spoil all the fun. 

If you could tell anything to a version of yourself, what would it be?

22 comments:

  1. Definitely agree with you on no. 7!

    I'd go back 10 years and tell myself not to worry what people think or say. I'll be proved right.

    I'd also tell myself not to sell my black patent peeptoes. They were amazing and I've never found a pair as nice.

    And don't eat fish or shellfish, you're allergic.

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    1. I always throw things out and a week later I find a use for it. It's so annoying!

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  2. You know I want to tell my former self SO much, I want to shout it from the rooftops. Because quite frankly I seem to have gone through some of the toughest challenges over the past couple of years and looking back now it all seems so strange and alien to me. BUT I lived it, and I know I had to be that person to become the person I am today.
    Number 7 is the most valuable rule of growing up xxx

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    1. Life certainly does love to try and test us doesn't it. But it really does come to make us all stronger and who we are today.

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  3. I love this post. I would love to be able to tell y 15 year old self so much :] xx

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    1. Would be so fun to do it in real life too!

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  4. Love this post. I still mourn for my 15 year old self...I would tell myself to enjoy being at school, free from the stress of work! xx

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  5. Awww I love this, such a great idea :)

    xxx

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    1. Was fun having a little think back about how things were thats for sure.

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  6. I really LOVE this post, Rachael :) I totally agree with lots of your little points, especially #1! I'm on the same boat :)
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. I can get really down about #1 either that I wasted so much money and four years doing my degrees. Here's hoping one day they might turn out worthwhile!

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  7. I am going to do a post similar to this now as this is one of the best I've seen in a while, thanks for the inspiration I think its' a good self healing tool :)

    And one of the main things I would tell myself is accept your body and stop abusing it with bad eating habits :) quite a common on :)

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    1. I totally need to accept my body more, harder then it sounds isn't it.

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  8. Love this post !
    I would tell a younger me to not worry it gets better :)

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  9. Gah . . . it really would be brilliant if there were such a thing as future goggles; just powerful enough to give us a glimpse of positive things to come. Then again I suppose the surprises are what keeps life interesting!

    Jem xXx

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    1. That is true and maybe knowing what is always around the corner might take half the fun out of life and if nothing bad never happened maybe we wouldn't take strength and/or learn from it.

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  10. I really like this post!! :) xx

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