Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Letter to my younger self

Dear Glowless age 16,

Let's get straight to the (bullet) point - there are some important things you should know:
  • You are not fat so stop fussing about how much you weigh and what size clothes you are wearing. However, if you do continue to eat the way you do and don't do any exercise you will balloon out in a few years time and you will think to yourself "What the hell was I obsessing about before?"
  • You might be doing well at school, but you could afford to study a little bit harder... just a bit. Perhaps in your "Free Study" period instead of talking and gossiping.
  • Don't gossip! This is pretty self explanatory.
  • You're only young and have been through a lot of crap already but you are doing way better than you think. The next few years are going to be tough, real tough - but you can get through this, just don't be afraid to ask for help (asking sooner rather than later will save you lots of money on therapy in the future).
  • Stop being mean to your sister - you might not believe me, but in a few short years you and her will no longer be arch enemies. She'll be your biggest supporter, your confidante and your best friend.
  • Speaking of family; shut up for a minute and listen to your mother! She knows everything and is always right. The sooner you realize this, the better! You could even use this to your advantage - ask her opinion on something that matters, like if your boyfriend is a loser.
  • Quality beats quantity in every aspect of life. Outings, friends, holidays, you name it.
  • In the coming years you're going to wonder if you're the one who is weird or it's everybody else... the answer is both.
That's pretty much it. I don't want to tell you everything because you need to make mistakes in order to learn... plus some of them are gonna be fun to make.

Love Glowless age 28 xxx

P.S. In the 2010 AFL grand final, put some money on a draw, it'll pay $34-1

What would you tell your younger self if you could? Leave a comment below with your answer.


  1. God I love that!! So so true each and every point. Especially the listen to your mother bit- mums are such angels!!

  2. to my younger self: do not waste 6 months of study doing Engineering. Go straight to where I am now, and don't let Carley bother with Uni. Win.

  3. Just had to catchup on your blog. I have'nt read them since "Head case"
    I love love love them all!! Ill be one of the 1st to buy your book ;)

  4. Those "mistakes" made you who you are today. You were wise enough to get there you are ;)
    Hope yr little boy is well now. I was looking for roary cakes and saw yr little tricky with his roary the lion..<3

  5. Thanks Kinda :) He is doing really well and it's unlikely he'll need any more surgery. Thanks for stopping by x


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