Dear 13 Year Old Me,
It's you! From the future! Spooky I know, but I've just delved back into the world of tumblr. For you that seems crazy, you've only been on the website for a month now but you can't imagine what you did on the internet before this time. Hint: it was miniclip games and club penguin. (Spoilers: you're going to hit 18 and get way back into video games).
It's 2017 now, so it's been a solid 7 years. 7 whole years of growing up has been happening. I'm about to be 20! Can't even imagine that can you? You're only 12, about to be 13... that's crazy. It still feels like just yesterday when your first love left. Harsh, but I'm allowed to be. I know what's going to happen for you and boy, oh boy, you are not going to believe it - but no spoilers for that. You'll have to wait and see. What I will say is that there are going to be a lot of ups and a lot of downs over the next 7 years. Sometimes it's going to feel like it's the end of the world. Sometimes it's going to feel like you can conquer anything - and that's really why I decided to write to you today.
While I was scrolling through our old tumblr, it dawned on me that it was our first ever attempt at blogging. You're not going to attempt to write anything like I'm doing now for a couple of years, but when you do try it's going to be great. You'll look back on it as I have done today and feel pride at what you created those many moons ago.
I think the best thing though, is you'll remember why you started blogging in the first place. It'll light a fire under your ass like you haven't felt in a while but it's going to be great. It'll be today, January 5th, 2017. You'll stumble upon your old tumblr and realise that your goal in life was simple:
To make other people happy.
Not a lot has changed since then. I definitely still aspire to make others happy through my work. However, I've added a very important person to the list that you'll eventually realise we probably should have been thinking about the whole time. It's me.
2017 will be the year of self love. It will be the year where I accomplish a whole bunch of things I've always wanted to. It will be the year where I will travel as much as I can. It will be the year where I think back to you, 2010 me, and marvel at how despite our lack of life experience our heart has been in the right place for a long time.