Dear Me, 20 to 30 years old
Get ready for a busy decade as you don’t half pack it all in in your 20’s. The first half you will concentrate your time on your work and sewing in the evenings to make ends meet. You may have laughed when your mum said that sewing was a profession you could always fall back on in hard times and she was right. Midway through this decade of your life you meet someone and not long after discover you’re pregnant. Your beautiful daughter is born and you settle down to family life. It’s hard as you’re both working full time but your in-laws and your parents help out with childcare.
You will decide you don’t want your daughter to be an only child like you and you both decide to have another baby whilst fitting in a quick wedding before your son is born. Even the honeymoon is rushed as your both whisked back to the UK 7 days sooner than expected when hurricane Mitch hits your resort.
A couple years later you take the bold step of admitting you’re not happy and the marriage isn’t right. Your husband won’t understand and it’s a very messy time. Just after your sons 2nd birthday you start your new life as a single mum.
My advice for this decade is to stay strong. You are stronger than you think and this is will be the start of a whole new life for you.