The Daily Post Prompt:

If you could go back in time and have a 5 minute conversation with yourself ten years ago, what would you say? (Mine is a repost and a letter instead of a conversation; it goes way further back than ten years … )


Hello You

Don’t get a fright, this is your 46 year old self and I thought I’d drop you a line.  I know you smoked grass last night and will probably think you are having some kind of hallucinogenic experience, but just indulge me and carry on reading.  (And don’t feel too bad about the grass; it turns out to be something you don’t really enjoy, lucky for you).

So, where you’re at right now is quite a complicated business hey?  I wish I could make it easier for you, but there are some things you have to suffer through; it’s a bum deal, but life’s like that.  I do want to ask you to be nicer to your mom, she’s not deliberately trying to cramp your style; she’s wiser than you realise and only wants that you realise your full potential.  She’s going to die too young and you’re going to kick yourself for being such a pratt.  You’ll miss her more than I can tell you.

Boys.  Hoo-ha, do you have some trouble coming!  What can I say; you already follow your heart and not your brain.  If it helps at all, rest assured that there is a happy ending.  All those toads you will kiss will only make you appreciate the Frog Prince, who eventually comes along, all the more.

You’re going to waste a lot of money on red shoes, my dear, no amount of advice from me to put the money into Unit Trusts instead is going to make an impact on you, and so I’ll just say that you should wear the shoes well.  Make them high heels, because I can tell you right now you’re not going to get any taller, no matter how many hours you spend stretching and hanging from the bathroom door frame.

There’s lots of other stuff … wear sunscreen, don’t smoke, wear a bra … but I’m getting a little tired now and need a nap.

Be kind to yourself Kiddo, everything is going to be OK.

I promise.

I love you.

Ps: Don’t bother with trying all the other perfumes, you’ll always return to Chanel No. 5.


54 Comments Add yours

  1. deepercolors says:

    What would I say? Get out of California while you still have some money left.

    1. theonlycin says:

      No use in wishing one could turn back time, eh?

  2. I can’t believe I get to be first to comment on one of your posts! This is a great one – and set my mind on fire – what a great idea. The best part of this letter is your evident love for yourself – your affection for version 1.1.0 of you from 2.1.1! May we all be so blessed to have a caring self in our own corners. BTW, hope you had a great VD! (I know – I’m still immature enough that that gives me a giggle!)

    1. Shucks! Just saw that Deeper Colors snuck in on me and finished her comment before I finished mine! That’ll teach me to be so long winded! But I started first! 😀

    2. theonlycin says:

      Cracks me up too, every time 😉

  3. The infamous hindsight!
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Maybe a good thing we can’t exercise hingsight?

      1. Sometimes, maybe, oh but there are occasions…

  4. libraryscene says:

    Fabulous! Nice way to end my stroll through blogland this eve.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks for the visit, sleep tight 🙂

  5. Tandy says:

    great post Cindy 🙂

  6. Tilly Bud says:

    Excellent advice all round; not just to you.

    Nicely done 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Would like to read yours, Tilly!

  7. nursemyra says:

    oh no, don’t advise your younger self to wear high heels. She’ll rue the day when she’s 80 and spending a fortune on orthotics and podiatry

    1. theonlycin says:

      Almost 50 now and still wearing the heels 🙂

  8. granny1947 says:

    Great post my friend…mwah!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Feeling better yet, Love?

  9. Enjoyed as much the second time around. Ditto Channel #5.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Jamie, sometimes best to just stick with the classics?

  10. Rita says:

    A smart post, as usual, Cindy! I enjoy reading what you say soooo much! 🙂

  11. Beautifully written, Cindy. And great advice too. Love it.
    Sunshine xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      My deep thanks, Sunshine 🙂 xxx

  12. slpmartin says:

    Ah…I remember this one…a fine read the second time.:-)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Our timetables are shaky, Charlie, I’m way overdue for bedtime … must mean you are having lunch?

  13. Delightful, Cindy. How many times I’ve wished I could communicate with younger me, but as you point out, the chances are we wouldn’t have listened anyway. Still, it’s a wonderful dream.

    1. theonlycin says:

      And the right to dream is ours, right Rik? Thanks for the visit, I’m just too busy to get around much at the moment. Will catch up with you soon. xxx

  14. Pseu says:

    Only 10 years? – better 30 years in my case: a letter to my 20 year old self. Ha – fat lot of chance that I’d have taken any notice.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Go on, write the letter, Pseu!

  15. Mands says:

    I loved reading your letter to younger self, so eloquent, caring and fun! 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Mands, are you going to do this challenge?

  16. I LOVE this one. Never forgotten it since last time…

  17. souldipper says:

    Re-post or not, it was good to see the love. Did you listen about the perfume? 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      No, Amy, I didn’t. There’s a tray in my bathroom full of bottles that prove this 😦

  18. How sweet. I like it that you are kind to yourself. This is good. Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Blessings right back at you, Carol.

  19. Brilliant 🙂 You’ve got my mind a racing thinking of the advice I’d give my younger version, food for thought 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Go on Chef, write the advice 🙂

  20. really liked this. especially your kindness and love to yourself.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Doc. Easy to be kind in hindsight 😉

  21. bluebee says:

    A most enjoyable read, Cin – love the ‘hanging from the bathroom door frame’ bit :-D. bb

    1. theonlycin says:

      I really wanted to be taller 🙂

  22. This was inspirational….. watch this space. You have got my brain doing cartwheels.. and of course I will mention where the inspiration came from.
    Mmwaah, mmwaah, mmwaah.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Look forward to reading yours 🙂

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