#VendorLetters: Two Big Issue North vendors reflect on being 25-years-old

INSP has been asking vendors from across the street paper network to write letters to their 25-year-old self to mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year. 38-year-old Nicolae and 48-year-old Dave are both Big Issue North vendors. Here are their contributions.


Get married, have a family and build a house. Don’t forget to take care of your parents. Get to know God, it might help you make better decisions.

Big Issue North vendor Nicolae


I wish things would have been different and if I could go back in time, I would go back to school and change the mistakes I made. I thought I knew better but I didn’t. You should take time to listen to advice from people and not jump in feet first.

Big Issue North vendor Dave

Check back in every day over the festive period for more #VendorLetters.

INSP members can download the #VendorLetters feature on the INSP News Service.