Since I turned 30 I thought if I would write something to my younger self what it would be. I thought long and hard about this. I would tell my younger self to get her shit together. I made too many excuses for my mistakes I’ve made in my teens and early twenties. I would have told her to think long and hard about what you really wanted to do before taking makeup classes in school if it wasn’t what she wanted to do. To know slack off in high school. To wait to get into another relationship after being in an emotionally abusive relationship.
I would have told her to take financial classes so she can be better with her finances. Things may have been different today. Have a car, a house, and maybe a better life. I would have told her to see a therapist a lot sooner to help deal with her anxiety and panic attacks. To listen to people who know better than her and to not be angry with the world.
We all think if we can turn back time we would all do things differently. I would change some things in my life but would have I met the love of my life if I was able to change things. We all mess up but we have to learn from those mistakes. We all make plenty of mistakes and without those mistakes, we wouldn’t be where we are today or who we are today.
I wouldn’t tell her that things would get easier because it doesn’t. We suffer from heart breaks, life and everything else in between. But I will tell her things do get better with the help of her family, friends, the love of her life and an amazing little puppy named Duke.
I would tell her that her anxiety and panic attacks do get a bit better after talking to a therapist. To write more because it’s like therapy. Not listen to anyone who tries to bring her down because they are unhappy with their life.
We can change the cards that we are dealt with but make use of the deck that was given to us. We have to learn from our mistakes to make our future better.
If you can write a letter to your younger self what would you write?