Like all good things, this too must come to an end. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading all my past letters and thank you to all the other bloggers who took part in writing their own. I hope you enjoyed writing yours as much as I did! Here is my very last letter in the challenge. Enjoy!
Letter #10: Your Older Self
Dear Older Jenny,
Well, this is weird. It’s a lot easier writing to your younger self because you already know all the mistakes you’ve made but here you don’t. I assume you’re about 50 now (I know that’s not technically old but it’s old-er) and between now and then you could have done some really stupid shit but I wouldn’t know because I haven’t done it yet. I wrote to my younger self once and warned her about life and the things that were to come, maybe you come do the same to me. I’d really appreciate it because as of now, I’m not too certain about my future. I find it hard to imagine me being married and having kids or getting my dream job or travelling the world and I would like to know whether at least one of those happens. Actually, I’d just like to be assured that I’m not spending my senior years living in a card-board box. Anything above that would be a bonus.
I hope from where you are now you can look back and have no regrets. I hope that I do everything you want to do and achieve everything you want to achieve so you’re not sitting there at 50 thinking ‘what if?’ I also hope you look back and are proud of yourself for what you’ve been through and how you made it out of the other side. You’ve not made it out just yet but I’m getting there, I assure you. I hope you have a son called Nathan who you wrote to in one of your letters and he’s a good boy who makes you and his dad proud. Please accept him for who he is, whoever he decides to be and I hope you try and embarrass him as much as possible because that’s what parents are for.
I don’t want you to stop enjoying things just because you’re older now. When you were 19/20 you stopped enjoying things (I don’t really know why I’m telling you this, you already know) and it’s the worst feeling in the world so I hope you’re thriving at 50. I hope you’re still enjoying life and reading books and listening to music and going to the zoo because just because you’re getting older doesn’t me you should act it! I’m hoping you’re sitting there in your mansion with your gorgeous husband and pet dog reading this and laughing at the fact that I have no idea what’s to come. Similarly, you could be sitting in prison doing the same thing but lets hope not eh. If you was to ever write to your younger self, I’m not sure I’d want to read it. Although you probably have some valuable life lessons for me I think I’d like to work them out for myself. I hope you’re happy.
Love, Jenny xo