Victoria Beckham's advice to her younger self is wise and absolutely adorable
Victoria Beckham is more than just a former member of one of the greatest girlbands of all time, the Spice Girls. No, Victoria Beckham is also a world renowned fashion designer, entrepreneur, the mother of four beautiful children, and is married to the hunky David.
Yet, like all of us it seems that if she could go back and give her younger self some advice she totally would.
Victoria, who covers Octorber’s issue of Vogue UK, wrote a letter for the magazine titled “What I wish I’d known” and in it she got seriously candid.
Here’s what she’d say to her 18-year-old self
“I know you are struggling right now,” she writes honestly. “You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing…You have never properly fitted in, although you are sharing your Surrey school digs with really nice girls. You have bad acne.
“You think the principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliatingly bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.)”
Despite being a fashion superstar now, here’s what Victoria had to say about her past faux pas
“You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair. It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous.”
Sweetly, she continues:
“You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen. But I look back at you and smile. It will add interest to your life to go from one extreme to another. I love the fact that you will feel free to express yourself.”
And on falling in love she has this adorable thing to say…
“[Y]es, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge,” she says, speaking about the first time she met her husband, David. “While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. (He’s not even in the first team at this stage – you are the famous one.) And he has such a cute smile.
“You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He’s going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)”
Ughhhhh, our hearts are actually MELTING with the cuteness.
We can totally imagine that writing a letter to your old self must be seriously cathartic, especially when your life is as busy, hectic, and has been as crazy as Victoria’s. In fact, we might start our own one right now…