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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

A few months ago on Twitter, people were completing this sentence: “Dear Younger Self, ________.” Essentially, it’s a letter from you to the you from years ago.

When I encountered the question, it got me thinking. Wow, so much I would want to tell the younger me — especially myself from junior high and high school when I thought the world was crashing in on me. I’d love to encourage her and tell her that things will get so much better, that she won’t be lonely forever and that the things that make her different will one day be appreciated. I’d love to spoil all the surprises and tell her that she’ll accomplish things she never dreamed possible and enjoy her life as a daring, messy yet beautiful adventure.

So much to say. But I summed it all up in one sentence.

“Dear Younger Self, don’t even worry about it.” That goes for everything. What I’d do with my life, who I’d love, who would love me, where I’d go and who wouldn’t be going with me. Don’t even worry about it. It’s amazing how many of those things I was concerned about worked themselves out. I don’t carry too many regrets from life, but I always regret time spent worrying. Generally, it’s true: everything turns out okay.

So, what would you tell your younger self? Complete this sentence: “Dear Younger Self, _________________.”

While you think about it, enjoy this video by country music star Brad Paisley. It will get you thinking.



  • http://Believe! Christy

    I would love to tell the whole world just believe in yourself! Dreams to come true!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Hank Bailey

    Think before you act!

  • http://LETTERTOMYSELF NORMA Jeffers

    Just love strong, trust your self, forgive yourself, always ask God for forgiveness.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment AlesterP

    I would tell my younger self…listen to your parents and get your college degree, then do what you want! You’ll be prepared. And, I’d make sure to let me parents know, how much I loved them and I’d never forget to tell them all the time “thank you for doing all you’ve done for me”.

  • mirella

    I would tell my younger self “don’t do it!” :) Just kidding. I wouldn’t change a thing but I would tell myself to enjoy every waking moment. Life is beautiful and every opportunity that comes your way serves a purpose in your life. Grab it with both hands, run with it and learn from it. Above all, love life and all those that make it worth living!

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