#DearMe A Message to My Younger Self
I was inspired to write this post after watching a YouTube video from Farah Dhukai. If you guys haven’t guessed it yet I am a YouTube addict, I seriously watch everyday! Farah has always been one of my favorites and in this video she shared with us what she would tell her younger self… so here is my version. I hope you guys enjoy it! Let me know what some things are that you would love to tell your younger self?
Do you know how bright your light shines? Stop trying to dim it for other people. You are creative, intelligent and beautiful in your own way. You don’t know exactly who you are yet but you know what? That’s perfectly okay. I know all those girls in high school make life look so easy with their fancy designer bags and effortless hair. One day you’ll get the chance to shine your light even brighter than them!
Stop being too scared to take a chance. Don’t quit cheerleading because you are worried you won’t make the varsity team, even if you don’t you will never have to worry what life will be like. Stop worrying about college. You have put in all of this hard work and pretty soon all of your wildest dreams will come to fruition.
That boy who dumped you a month before senior prom, yea him, the “love of your life” he isn’t. He’s going to come running back to you as soon as May comes. Don’t waste any tears on him sweetheart, he isn’t worth any. There will be many more boys in the future for you to cry over. One day, years later, you’ll run into him and he will be bagging groceries still at home where you left him- how is that for karma.
And when you finally get to college, don’t let any mean professors convince you that you will never get into medical school. That Organic Chemistry class that everyone told you is impossible, really isn’t if you try. Don’t let other people’s impressions of difficulty have an effect on you. Never limit yourself, you are capable of so much more than you know.
Some of the friends you make freshman year won’t last long but it’s nothing to worry about because soon you will find a group of girls that you feel like you’ve known your entire life! You will share tons of laughter and tears with these girls and it’ll be painful to leave them once graduation comes.
As for the second love of your life and the constant flow of heartaches and drama that are soon to come: stand your ground. Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve, because you won’t be happy in the end. You know deep down what you want, don’t let any icky boys convince you of anything else. The boys are going to come and go. They will be cute, intelligent, successful and pumped full of muscles and testosterone but please whatever you do, don’t let them dim your light. As time goes on they will be irrelevant and you will start to become the woman you’ve always dreamed of, your true inner self.
Trust the process and enjoy the ride. It can be a little bumpy, but boy does it have some insane highs!