Dear 15 year old Emma
You're not far off leaving school and you're a bit worried as you have no idea what you want to do when you leave, I just want to let you know that it takes a long time but when you turn 19 a couple of very important things fall in to place.
Firstly at 19 you meet the man that you will marry and have two beautiful children with, his name is Ian and you'll be in a relationship with him for two and a half years and then you'll split up with him for a couple of reasons, one being his crazy jealousy and you won't see him or speak to him for six years, in this time you'll have a couple more long term relationships that will teach you exactly what you don't want in a partner and at the age of 27 you'll randomly get back in touch with Ian and things will move on very quickly from there, I won't go in to any more detail other than to say that you choose the right man in the end.
|You and Ian aged 19|
Also when you're 19 you finally decide what you want to do with your life, you start your training to become a beauty therapist, ok I know you're looking at this with a very puzzled expression because you never imagined that this is what you would want to do but it is and you absolutely love it. You'll work for some pretty horrible women along the way but this is good as it leads you to make the important decision to start your own beauty business Beauty by Emma and you never look back.
You're a bit of an ugly duckling at this point but don't worry you'll look better as soon as you discover tweezers and GHD's lol I know you have no idea what GHD's are but trust me they'll become your best friend soon. The girls that you're friends with at school are not the girls, or should I say women that you're friends with now, you never fell out with them you just drift apart and you meet your life long best friend Klara when you're 17, you and Klara will go out drinking A LOT and dance like idiots to Steps A LOT and you'll love every minute of it.
|You and Klara aged 17|
You're 33 now and no you don't feel like an old lady, you live in a lovely house just down the road from your Mum and Dad. You've traveled to lots of wonderful places and achieved lots of amazing things that you never dreamed were possible like getting married and having two gorgeous children, a son and a daughter (yes you have a girl and not the two boys that you thought you would have). Life is good, there are a few scary and very sad bumps along the way but you get through it and most importantly you're happy, very very happy.
Love from 33 year old Emma xx
Oh and p.s. please enjoy stuffing your face with entire Sara Lee gateaux's and never putting on any weight because that doesn't last forever.
I've linked up with Charlotte from Write Like No One's Watching pop over to her blog and take a look at her letter to her 15 year old self and maybe link up yourselves.