We’re all going to be old and one day we won’t be here. Studies show the top 5 regrets of the dying are


  • I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me


  • I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.


  • I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.


  • I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.


  • I wish that I had let myself be happier.



The difference is we’re not dying and none of us are old. So none of the above are that applicable to us. That study was conducted by a nurse for the elderly, however you only need to read a list compiled by Forbes online to see a much more extensive list of regrets. Twenty Mile decided to reach out to people that we know, any age above the age of 30 to find out what they wish they could tell their twenty something selves. This was a positive experience rather than a negative one and we took a couple of our favourites and posted them on the slider above.

We will be collating actual letters from people no longer in their twenties that they have written to their twenty something selves. We are hoping these will allow you to be inspired or think differently about the choices that you may be deciding to make or take. We have read some truly amazing letters already and we are excitied to share them with you.


If you know of anyone who you think has led a colourful, brave or exuberant life then we want to hear from them. Please get in touch via our Contact Us page here