Letters to My Twenty Something Self 

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 our 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 Club 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. Scroll through our slider above to see some of our favourites.

We have now started collecting letters ‘beyond the mile’ and they have been a real eye opener to read. Whether they were an ex war journalist, screenwriter or plumber, each gives their own spin on what they would say to their twenty something self. Funny, thoughtful and insightful we look forward to sharing them with you at the end of this month.