What would you say to your younger self?

January 16, 2024

younger-selfWhat if you could talk to your younger self? What would you tell her?

I was thinking about that, myself, this morning, and here’s what I came up with:

Life is an amazing journey–live every minute. And it’s ok to live out loud!

Take the chance, the risk. Do it.

Mistakes you make are usually not fatal and youth is the best time to make them.

Along with every heartbreak, you’ll get the opportunity to learn important truths about yourself and others.  

Sometimes it’s a really bad idea to go back. Other times, it’s the best thing you could ever do.

Save as much as you can for retirement, it’ll be here sooner than you think.

Kindness matters.

Contribute to the world around you.

You will find your own form of spirituality.

It will all work out–but it just won’t look anything like you thought it would. (Thanks, Kai Skye! This hangs in my office!)

So, I’m wondering; what words of wisdom would you have for your own younger self?

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11 comments on “What would you say to your younger self?
  1. Dina Cuellar says:

    Here’s a few:
    – trust your gut
    – take care of yourself physically and mentally
    – travel as much as you can.

  2. Jackie Langlois says:

    Dont rush anything.
    Let life evolve at its own pace!

  3. I have a postcard hanging on my wall that a friend sent to me a couple of years ago when my husband was sick. It says, “You are doing a freaking great job.” It’s still there because it feels like the best thing to say to myself pretty much every day, no matter what is going on. I wish I had told myself that a lot more often in my life, because most of the time, I really was doing a freaking great job even though I didn’t recognize it at the time.

  4. Alana says:

    Do it now. Don’t wait for later. It may be harder, and sometimes later never comes.
    Don’t be hard on yourself if you make a mistake. Learn from it, and move on.
    Trust your gut. (I know someone already said it but that’s so important).

  5. Laura says:

    I would tell myself to Be Braver! Have faith in yourself – whether it’s a career goal, a fashion choice or just talking to that cute guy!
    Oh, and for heaven’s sake! You are not fat! Wear that bikini!!!!

  6. Lauren says:

    Here are mine:
    Your kids won’t listen to you either.
    One day YOUR music will be background music at the grocery store too.
    Trust your gut.
    Fly with the eagles, not the seagulls.
    Never trust a man’s words. His actions tell the real story.

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