Blogtober14 – Letter to Myself in 10 Years Time

This month I’m taking part in #Blogtober14…. join in…. with Helene and Taylor

Helene in Between

Day 8. Letter to Myself in 10 Years Time

This is an interesting subject which required some thinking. So over the past two weeks I’ve been thinking about it and this is what I came up with….

Dear Becca,

Well by now you will be 40 years old – oh wow that sounds so old! You will have been married for 12 years and hopefully you are still as happy as ever.

By now Little Miss will be almost 10 years old, and if things went to plan MrMostyn (i.e. kiddiwink number 2) should be around 8 years old. If things didn’t go to plan and MrMostyn didn’t happen then I hope that the three of you are a happy family unit. I really hope that you didn’t have to go through IVF treatments because as at today, it’s something you didn’t want to do. Unless MrMostyn happens naturally then it just wasn’t meant to be.

I’m also hoping that Megs and Gemma will still be around. If they are then they will be almost 15 years old (which is apparently 105 in dog years). I can’t imagine that they would survive much longer than this so no doubt you will be worrying about that inevitable day when you’ll have to make the decision of whether to end their lives or not. I’m really really hoping that they will pass naturally and not suffer. I really hope that you won’t have to end their lives. But remember, as hard it may be, it may be the best thing for them. Although you’ve been through it before, I don’t think it’ll be any easier the next time around. In fact it’ll be harder because

a) it’ll bring back all those memories of Jimmy Jones,
b) you’ll have to support your husband through it because I’m telling you, it’ll hit him for six and
c) you’ll have to explain to Little Miss why dogs die and support her through the grief. Hopefully this will be her first real experience of a death in the family.

On to happier things! I really do hope that you’ve been able to move house again – or have quieter neighbours! Not that you’re current neighbours are bad but they’re just loud! You’ll remember who I mean! Their kids will be pushing their 20s now so I just hope that they’ve become more sensible with age (although I somewhat doubt it). Ideally you will have moved house and be living in the middle of a field with just cows for company!

No doubt you’ll still be working at the same firm. I wonder what changes will have happened in 10 years time. Has anyone retired or is everyone still going strong. You said you’d retire when you get to 50 so only another 10 years to go! Exciting times ahead!

All I really hope is that the 10 years that have now passed were a happy 10 years.

Becster x

What would you put in a letter to yourself?


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  1. 8th Oct 2014 / 11:36 am

    Great letter! And i really hope your dogs live to 105 x

    • Becster
      9th Oct 2014 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks Rachael! I also hope they do!

  2. 8th Oct 2014 / 11:39 am

    oh gosh, hopefully your neighbours quieten down or you guys move, that sounds horrible! i couldnt even think of my cats in 10 years, i worry too much. i agree with IVF as well though I havent been down the trying path at all, so who knows.

    • Becster
      9th Oct 2014 / 12:41 pm

      They’re good people just a lot of shouting! If they shut up a bit more then they’d be fine!

      The only reason I thought about the dogs in 10 years time is because I was thinking we’d be a family of 3 (or 4 with another kiddiwink) but with the dogs we’d be a family of 6… so I was wondering what will happen to them. It’s really sad to think about it but does make you think to make the most of it now!

      Urgh IVF just a something I want to try but hubby has already been thinking about it. Hopefully you won’t have to either.

  3. Lisa Sparkles
    8th Oct 2014 / 1:25 pm

    I totally know what you mean when writing about your dogs, I just didn’t think about my cat, but she might also still be around in 10 years 🙂

    • Becster
      9th Oct 2014 / 12:41 pm

      I think cats live longer than dogs do they? Here’s hoping your cat is still around in 10 years time! I think we ought to make a rule now that they’ll live forever!

      • Lisa Sparkles
        9th Oct 2014 / 2:34 pm

        Yeah let’s establish that rule 🙂

  4. 8th Oct 2014 / 8:55 pm

    I hope the next 10 years are VERY happy for you! 🙂

    • Becster
      9th Oct 2014 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks Diana! And you! 😀

  5. 9th Oct 2014 / 9:40 am

    Great letter! I have no idea what I’d write in mine – things are so up in the air right now that I don’t even know where I’ll be next year never mind in 10 years! I sincerely hope I’ll have at least one child by then though.

    • Becster
      9th Oct 2014 / 12:43 pm

      Oh no I hope things settle for you! I can’t imagine not knowing where I’d be next year. I’m a person who needs stability. Sure you and Jan will have kids by then! 😀

      • 9th Oct 2014 / 1:48 pm

        Jan will hopefully be finishing his PhD early next year so where we will be depends on where he gets a job, hence everything being up in the air. There is already one possibility on the table but I can’t say anything about it until a decision is made.

        • Becster
          9th Oct 2014 / 1:52 pm

          Good luck with his PHD. And of course… hope all works out for you both anyway.

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