Letter to my 23 year old self

Letter to my 23 year old self

I wasn’t going to do this post but as I write this it’s the 2nd of November 2017, 22:17. I’m turning 24 in a few hours and I feel like I wouldn’t be doing myself justice if I didn’t do it (yes this post is for ME. It’s personal. But if it inspires anyone along the way that will be amazing.

So here goes.

Dear 23 year old Pelo..


Don’t worry so much about your future. It’s okay not to have a plan. Even if all you know is your next step, that’s more than enough, plans are overrated anyway.


Talk to people more. Like really talk, get to know people, have more conversations. That’s the best way to learn everything about everything. You never know which conversation is gonna spark the fire in you..


Say yes more often, even though it scares you, you’re ready for it.


Speaking of being ready for things. This year won’t be easy and when people around you try to help you, take it. Girl you are no superwoman! It’s okay not to be okay (cue Jessie J). And take the time to take care of yourself physically and mostly mentally.


Overall, you’re doing great. Don’t overthink it. Just keep praying. You’re doing great!


xo Pelo.

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  1. Mpumi
    November 7, 2017 / 10:10 am

    And also learn to talk. Let your heart overflow and don’t be scared to let people in. Remember if it doesn’t work out, it’s a lesson worth learning

    • April 5, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      That’s honestly such great advice and definitely one of the hardest things to do for me.

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