Hello, my little one. You probably don’t even recognise who this is. It’s me, Tashi. I know I look different and before you ask no I am not rich, I am still working on that.

I wish I could hug you and tell you that I love you because I know how much you need it. I know right now you feel like a bit of an outsider but hold on baby girl, being different is what makes you so special and you will soon realise it.

All of your friends have boy friends and you are still single. You feel ugly and wish that you looked like your friends don’t you? Just because the boys at school do not tell you that you are pretty, it does not mean that you are not beautiful. You are beautiful and you should tell yourself that everyday. No more tears, you will get your prince charming I promise. I don’t want to spoil the surprise but Tashi, I cannot wait for you to meet him! We did good girl! He is going to make you so happy, and make you feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. Just you wait.

Life is not gong to be easy and it is going to continually try to throw you off course. There are some big plot twists coming your way and I need you to be resilient, I need you to be strong. I cannot even prepare you for the pain that you are going to experience when you find out that your Dad has Prostate Cancer. Come on Tashi, get back up on your feet, you can do it. I need you to be strong when this happens. Do you hear me? I need you to be strong. Life throwing you off course is not the end of the world. You just need to dig deep and find the strength to hold on and don’t worry little girl, you are strong enough to hold on.

Do not be afraid to try something new, how else are you going to find out what you are good at? Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way and when life stops giving you opportunities, create your own. Welcome to the grind.

I hate to say it, but mum was right about absolutely everything. Listen to her advice, as she is just trying to make your life easier by preventing you from making the same mistakes she did.

Right now popularity is almost as important as breathing but your friendship group is going to get smaller, a lot smaller. Believe it or not you are going to find yourself feeling lonely, in a room full of people whom you consider friends. When this happens it is time for you to move on and start to sourround yourself with people who bring you joy.

Life may be full of surprises but is also an adventure filled with lots of fun, hope and laughter. Enjoy it, make every day count and always remember that happiness is just a thought away.

Before I sign off, for the love of humanity please stop dressing like this….it is not cute.

Lots of love, big Tashi x

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  1. Poppy
    November 20, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    What a beautiful post Tashi!

    I just remember the days in Maths you speaking of falling in love with a footballer and having a complete transformation, making people ask how the hell you did it!

    Year 8 Tashi has taken her own advice, followed her dreams and make them come true, well done girly!! (I guess that I should taking my dreams from Year 8 and making them come true)


    • November 20, 2014 / 4:51 pm

      Awww Pops! I discovered a birthday card from you tucked away in my memory box a couple of months ago! It was handmade and the message inside it was so beautiful.It brought back so many memories, especially those maths classes! Thank you for reading. Go and follow your year 8 dreams! xxx

      • Poppy
        November 20, 2014 / 6:59 pm

        I’m so touched that you kept it (I remember that I hadn’t finished it)!

        The writing style got me intrigued!

        I will, gonna make the 12 year old me proud!


  2. Elma Edwards
    November 20, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Very nice. 2 be mature enough 2 write a truthfully letter 2 a younger self.

  3. sophie mcgowan
    November 20, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    love you….these are brightening my day xxxx

    • November 20, 2014 / 10:23 pm

      And i love you too baby girl, so much. Thank you xxxxxxx

  4. lauren
    November 21, 2014 / 3:29 pm

    absolutely love this blog post! Xx

      • Gia
        November 27, 2014 / 9:52 pm

        Tashi darling this is so warm and comforting…. If I went back to talk to myself I would be so strict about how foolish I was to neglect my education.. Love you x auntyG x

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