Thursday, 11 July 2013

A letter to my 10 year old self

This post was inspired by Andy Murrys letter to his 12 year old self.

Dear Emma,

You may not realise this now on your 10th birthday what your about to go through , but you are a lot stronger than you think and YOU can get through anything.

Next month you will have  a stroke during your second heart operation. Don't be scared because you will come through the other side. You don't even know what a stoke is yet.

You will be bullied because you walk funny, because your speech will sound slurry and because your mum is soooooo embarrassing , but this as you will learn is only cus she cares so much for you.

 Your mum will become your best friend and you will only discover this when you are really really old like 25 he he.

All of your friends you have now will disappear even the ones you knew since you were 5. Its NOT YOUR FAULT.

I'm hear to tell you that it will all be ok ,

1 despite kissing lots of frogs (boys ) you will one day get married and have a beautiful baby. All of the people you know will get married before you and you will feel lonely and unloved but just wait ......

2 bullies bully because they are envious of you and your family and your life - don't forget this but don't ever say it to their face as the saying goes the truth hurts . You will encounter bullies everywhere you go . primary school , high school , college , uni ( yes I sad university you will go one day.) and even work but like I sad they are just envious .

3 YOU are very clever you have an IQ of 136 so don't ever let anyone call you stupid - just because you have dyslexia dose not mean you are stupid ( even albert Einstein had dyslexia ) and months  of missed school wont help. Enjoy your education you are very privileged to have it.

4 Be strong - and think positive - you will have to go through so much in the next 16 years. sometimes you will wonder if its really worth all the pain and you will hit some lows but it will all work out in the end.

5 Your mum and dad love you so much and this you will only discover how much when you become a mum yourself - don't ever tell them you hate them - you don't mean it.

6 - SMILE - I know you hate your goofy smile but one day you will get braces and you will have a beautiful smile . Smiling will get you everywhere in life.

That it for now as I know you will now be bored of my ramblings ,so I will leave you to enjoy our childhood (what's left of it ) x


  1. Oh that's lovely - bullies never win - they just serve to make people stronger x

  2. Wonderful, if only we could really have a sneak peek at a letter like this at 10, just imagine how much confidence it would give you in life.

  3. This is lovely and sorry to hear you were bullied.You beat the bullies. I can totally relate to the strokes and the after mouth of them xx