Dear future me,
First of all, I cannot believe that you’re twenty-one in a year and a half, I need a moment to process this, oh my! I feel like you need to partake in more ‘Skins’ style adventures before your teenage years are over, but maybe that’s just not you.
I hope that you’re able to drive pretty well by now, maybe you’ve been on a few roads trips, have you drove down to Brighton? as I know you’ve wanted to visit there for quite a while. Did you pass your driving test the first time? You should have done as you’re getting progressing quite well at the moment, you drove around your first big roundabout today (11th January 2017). Have you still got the same first car? How do you find it to drive?
Second of all, you better still be blogging! You’re loving the creative freedom that it gives you, how it gives you the ability to express anything that’s on your mind, maybe even help others with it too. Yes Bryony, I know life gets busy but you’re always able to find the time, I hope you’ve remembered that. Have you become self-hosted? You’ve been thinking about it at the moment but you wanted to create more content first, content that resembles you.
I hope that you’ve gone and explored a new country as right now the only place you’ve visited is Portugal; that’s cool but you want to see more of the world, even if it is only as far as France or Amsterdam. Have you gone on a super exciting travelling trip, maybe Philippines, New Zealand or Australia? If not, are you planning a trip? You better be, these countries would be a once in a lifetime experience.
Career-wise, how are you getting on? At the moment you’re just about to start another traineeship to be an outdoor instructor, y’know archery, kayaking and all that. Have you got the qualifications you wanted from it like your climbing wall award? Has it helped you gain even more confidence? In 2016 you really came out of your shell, again well done for that. Are you still working at the same centre? Or have you had a change of heart completely about what you want to do? No matter what you’ve decided to do, I hope that you’re still happy and you’re enjoying it.
Oh, I almost forgot to ask, how’s your guitar playing coming along? Remember that song ‘let her go’ by Passenger, you’ve just learnt to play that, and it’s pretty impressive. What other songs have you learnt to play? Please please, tell me you’ve mastered bar chords? You keep putting off playing songs which contain them, just practice and you’ll get there. I keep meaning to learn more strumming songs, rather than artsy picky ones so that people can sing along and we can have a jam; I hope you’ve done that. Maybe you’ve played round a campfire too?
Most importantly I really do hope that you’re still happy, doing what you love and enjoying life. I can’t wait to see what new challenges you’ve come across and where you are now.
19 ½ year old me