Dear Hannah

If you could write a letter to yourself as you started uni, what would you say?

Dear Hannah, 

You have absolutely no idea how your life is about to change. Right now, you've just turned 18, you don't have a lot of confidence, you don't have loads of friends, and you're fed up of living in a small rural town where nothing ever happens.  

In the next 3 years you will meet so many new people from all walks of life, you will try new things and find new hobbies. You will 'encounter' lots of boys, some nice, some not so nice, you will meet your husband, first as a friend and it will blossom slowly into love.  You will learn lots, most of it not related to your degree, you will travel, you will sleep in odd places, you will have nights where you don't sleep at all, but don't try to sleep in a paddling pool full of water after drinking vodka, it won't end well.  You will make friends and fall out with friends, you will laugh and you will cry. There will be some tough times in there.

And throughout all of this, just remember, it will all be ok in the end. You do come out as a more mature, more rounded person. You will survive, just be yourself!

Somewhere in the mix, something really big and life changing is going to happen to you, but at the time you don't even realise how big it is. I don't want to give it away, I want you to experience it for yourself, but it’s the BEST thing that could happen to you and it will change your life forever.



Miriam Swanson

Global Student Mission Leader

Miriam helps equip the church for student mission internationally. She's based in the USA and hungry to see young adults follow Jesus with all of who they are. 

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