Dear 36-Year-Old Jessie (Day 8)

Helene in Between Blogtober

Dear 36-Year-Old Jessie:

First of all, that was a realllllllly hard thing to write. I’m having a hard enough time with the thought of turning 27 in a few months, let alone 36. *Shudder* (No offense to all of you sexy 36-year-olds out there – I’m just terrified of aging, so there’s that.)

I’m guessing you’re probably the coolest 36yo ever to walk the planet. Because, you know, I’m egotistical like that (not). What’s it like in 2024? THAT’S SO WEIRD TO WRITE. They’ve figured out this ebola stuff by then, right? Nothing wiped out the world, I hope. Are you married? Do you even have a boyfriend? You’re done with Tinder, right? I’m hoping that no longer exists, though I did meet a kind of cool guy on there … okay, I’m rambling.

I was going to ask if you still eat at Chipotle but then I just laughed at myself. DUH.


It’s hard to write a letter to myself when I really just want to ask a ton of questions. You see, I’m a “future” type lady. I sometimes I get way too caught up worrying about the future – what could happen, what couldn’t happen, what if this, what if that. It’s exhausting. I hope you’re over that by now.

I guess I hope you’re healthy. I’m working pretty hard at losing weight, eating healthier, getting into exercise and all that jazz right now so that I can live longer and be healthier. Hopefully I’ve done that by now and you’re reaping the benefits. *Puts away cookies.*

All jokes aside, I really hope that 2024 me is happy, healthy and still taking life by the horns. I hope I’m living the way I want to live and making the best life I can. I hope I’ve learned to stop worrying about every single penny I don’t have and finally started living. I hope I’ve been to Ireland at LEAST once and I hope it lived up to all of my wildest dreams.

And pleaseeeeee tell me that my tattoos haven’t faded or done anything funky. Those things hurt and ain’t nobody got time to fix them. 😉

XOXO, Gossip Girl Jessie (I’m guessing by now that joke is no longer funny, huh?)

Want to see more of my post from this challenge?
Day 1: What would you do if you won the lottery?
Day 2: Dream job when you were little/what it is now
Day 3: One thing you can’t live without
Day 4, 5, 6: Favorite Instagram photo, fall bucket list and blogging tips
Day 7: Best Vacation

What would you say to yourself in 10 years? This was really hard for me to be serious about (as you can see) but then again, I’m rarely serious.


  1. Brianna says:

    I love your letter! It was kind of hard to take seriously and really think what life might be like in 2024…you’re right, that’s super weird to write! Whoa. And I love that you’re a “future” girl with the what-ifs because I am too. It’s definitely something I’m trying to get over as I try to live in the moment. Visiting from the linkup! 🙂

  2. Kristen says:

    sheesh thinking about it actually being 2024 is kinda terrifying. I am definitely a future girl too, and screw fading tattoos (thats why I didn’t get colour) and I am *hopefully* going to Dublin next year. I am also still working on the putting away of the cookies, or rather the lollies for me, lol.

  3. Katie says:

    I’m currently 26, but am not looking forward to anything over 30. Mainly because that was always my age that someone was a “grown up” and I’m starting to realize that may not be true….

  4. nancy says:

    lol at the XOXO gossipgirl sign off. And I can relate to the “worrying about pennys/living life” thing.. I am RIGHT there RIGHT now too

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