- Thursday, 17 April 2014 -

A Letter To My Younger Self


Dear Claire,

If you're reading this now it can only mean one thing... my time machine works! But joking aside, I wish to bestow with you some very useful information about growing up - it sucks. Your childhood will be hard and lonely, but please take comfort in knowing that you WILL be loved. Remember your first trip to Disneyland after your parents split? The agonising forlornness you felt? It will pass, because it's good to be on your own once in a while and believe it or not, now you relish in solitude and have become more stronger and more independent because of it. A lot of things are going to hit you all at once though; the coming of two new half sisters being brought into the world, the stress of school and of course, the plight of puberty. But please trust me when I say this - these are the best years of your life. 

Just to warn you though, school will be torturous, and the matter definitely won't be helped by dying your hair jet black and proclaiming to hate the world with My Chemical Romance on full blast. You'll not make a lot of friends, but the ones that'll be there from the start, will be there 'till the end. And let me assure you, MSN does not constitute an actual social life - you have to go out there and experience life for yourself! Oh and boys, there'll be plenty of them even though I know you always saw them as a cryptic foreign species, but boys will come and go, it's family and friendship that matters most.

Claire, I know you were born a worrier, but try to take it one day at a time. Life is harsh and kind all in equal measure but you definitely wouldn't be the person you are today without all the experiences you've had, remember that. Remember the days were you just used to spend hours upon hours sat on the floor doodling away on pieces of paper in desperate attempt of making your drawings come to life? Well, I'll let you in on a little secret - you continue to pursue art and illustration and design when you're older and you love it.

There are some things that'll never change though, so let me prepare you... You're still going to adore Pokemon and habitually queue outside a store awaiting the new game like you did when you were a kid. You're still going to be a massive worrier and let the little things get to you, but this is what makes you who you are, accept it, embrace it, you'll be okay. That excitement of eating a kinder egg will always resonate with you but shhh, we won't tell anyone!




  1. ha, good post - i might try this myself
    http://thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much m'dear! And you definitely should, it's actually quite therapeutic :)

      Claire xo

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  2. So cute! I wish we could do something like Marty McFly did in the original Back To The Future when he tried to warn Doc of his fate. I would have to edit my letter a bit but I think I needed a little bit of a warning back then!

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    1. I definitely wish we had time travel so our littlest selves could foresee what's to come! But then everyone's life would be so boring and there'd be no such thing as the wonderfulness of spontaneity :)

      Claire xo

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  3. Awww I loved this. So so cute. And really meaningful. Isn't it crazy what we learn and realize throughout the years? I to LOVE kinder eggs!!!!

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    1. It is totally true that the older you get, the wiser you get too :) Ahhh I totally wish I could be like psychic or something to have predicted everything though haha :')

      Claire xo

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  4. What are you on about, Old Claire? My Chemical Romance will help with EVERYTHING! Don't listen to her, Little Claire! From Big Becky and Little Becky.

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    1. Bahaha oh gurl :') MCR got me through some tough times \m/ Such an important, angsty part of my teenage years

      Claire xo

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  5. This is great! I've been dying to write a post to my younger self but keep putting it off as I keep getting too personal in it haha.
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ahhh pretty lady you should totally do it! It's very calming to do and quite therapeutic as well :3

      Claire xo

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    1. Aww thank you so much doll! Absolutely loved doing it, so I also actually might make one to my future self as well hmmm... Tehe :)

      Claire xo

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    1. Aww thank you so much darlin'! That means so much to me, glad you enjoyed it! ^_^

      Claire xo

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  8. I read this last night on my phone but the stupid app wouldn't let me comment! But this is super cute and very touching :')

    Mary x

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    1. Aww thank you so much Mary! I'm so delighted you enjoyed it! Definitely might do a sequel i.e. a letter to my FUTURE self haha :)

      Claire xo

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    1. Thank you doll, love you lots <3 :)

      Claire xo

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  10. What?! MSN was totally cool man!
    Love this!

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    1. I actually miss MSN quite a bit tbh, where you'd literally be sat for hours having numerous conversations with people who just lived down the road haha :')

      Claire xo

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  11. This is brilliant!!

    alwaysabbeyroad.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yayyyy! So glad you liked it my lovely :)

      Claire xo

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  12. This is brilliant! I done something similar to this back in high school.
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!
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    1. Ohhh really? :D I actually think I may have done something like this back in primary school - like a time capsule sorta thing? AHH WE SHOULD DO TIME CAPSULES! :3

      Claire xo

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  13. Fairy this is amazing. Loving your blog and that photo just brings back so many memories. Love you lots. M

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    1. AW MARIA! I'm oddly only this now! Thank you so much, that means the absolute world to me :) And I know, miss you loads and loads too, but hopefully see you and all the family again over summer!

      Claire xo

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