Ask Miss P: Dear Ella

Dear Ella,

Firstly let me just say this: Shitttttttt! Shit I can’t believe that I have neglected this email account for so long and it is only now that I am seeing this email.
But thank you because you have restored my faith in more ways than one.
Anyway, on with the good stuff. You, you are the good stuff…this is the most beautiful email that I have ever received. THANK YOU!
1. In high school I had many friends that aspired to be doctors and teachers too and I could never relate. I still can’t. You need to pursue whatever it is you’re passionate about. For me it’s the city, the love affairs and the story, chasing it, living it and writing about it in the most honest way possible.
2. We’re soul mates. Sex and the City is my bible, Carrie my curly haired Jesus. The fact that you have compared me to her makes you Mother Teresa…mwah!
3. Having acne is one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced. It can affect your entire life, your self esteem and your relationships…but don’t let it! Because one day soon it will be nothing but a distant memory. In the meantime flaunt your make up girl! Just make sure it lets your skin breathe and doesn’t clog your pores.
4. What you need to focus your attention on is writing your blog (which is amazing might I say) You’re already on WordPress which is the first step in the right direction (I’m moving my Blogger platform to WordPress this month).
4.5 Write for yourself but also for your reader. I have hundreds of drafts in the back end of HOB that I’ve never posted Why? Because 99.9% of them are rants about men, work and men 😉 that no one wants to hear. By all means write for your own therapy (I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t) but try to turn your musings into something that will benefit your reader as much as you can. e.g Turn ’10 reasons I why I hate it when he won’t text me back’ into ‘How to Dragon a Man’
5. What would I tell my 17 year old self? You’re not fat. Your skin will clear up. Love and support your friends but chose your own path. TRUST your gut. If your gut isn’t screaming DR. ELLA!!!!@#!# Don’t study medicine. The only exception: If your gut is screaming BOYS!! don’t do all the boys. But you already knew that Ella because you’re smart. You’re a great writer and you’re already reaching out and trying to learn as much as you can to get to the place you want to be.
One of the most important things I’ve learnt from little old Noosa to the big bad city is that you’re most like the 5 people you spend your time with. Have your doctor friends and your teacher friends but also have your creative friends, your ambitious friends people that are going to continuously teach you new things and support you on your journey.
Why it works? Because in your last sentence you called me a businesswoman, hell yeah achievement! Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time with a couple of people who own their business. They’re positive, ambitious and so inspiring, which has motivated me to start thinking differently #girlboss Anyway enough about me.
You. You are fabulous Ella. Thank you for taking the time to write to me and I am so sorry that you have received no response until now.
I hope this email will suffice. Any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask…I’ll be following your own journey to Carrie Bradshaw supremacy via your wonderful blog.
And the most important thing: Keep writing even if you feel like no one is listening, because if you do one day you’ll receive an email like the email you sent to me that will VALIDATE EVERYTHING.
Thank you.

Paige x

Miss P
About me

Heaven on Bourke is a lifestyle blog created by Miss P, a twenty-something author of a Pleasure Guide pamphlet most commonly found in luxe vibrator boxes. True story! She loves to travel between her beachy hometown of Noosa and London's upmarket Notting Hill, where she writes a smut column for a lingerie empire. Off duty, Miss P brunches in the city and dates many interesting characters. All findings on real life, sex and love are recorded in this honest lifestyle blog for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy gorgeous!

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