August 17, 2006

What would you say to your younger self?

I happened to be watching Oprah yesterday, whilst preparing dinner...and this item stuck in my mind long after the credits had rolled.

If you could write a letter to your younger self, what would you say?

Well that thought in itself was sobering. I certainly don't think of myself as a grown-up with advice to pass along to anyone. Heck, I am still dealing with my own issues! Regardless, cup of tea to my right, oldies playing in the background, and a gentle summer breeze coming through the window, I gather my sage advice to share with that flame haired youngster of yesteryear.

Don't be in such a rush to do everything all at once.
Take time to listen, take time to love, take time to live.
If it was meant for you, it wont go by you.
Cherish loved ones and family members - they won't always be here.

Listen to gut instincts, more often than not they are 100% correct.

Be open to opportunities and new experiences.

Despite outward appearances, physical beauty is only skin deep - and what is perceived as beauty changes with the fashion and trends of the time.
What's inside you, is beautiful beyond words.
Preserve your inner self: nurture your spirit, nourish your mind and learn to love yourself.
You are worth it.
No man is worth degrading yourself for.
Stand up for yourself.
Have conviction in your beliefs.
Live each day with passion.
...and finally invest all your pocket money and allowance in a little known company called "Microsoft"....

Ahem, what do you mean that wasn't the idea of this exercise?

Now I just wish my 60 year old self would write to my 40 year old self with some words of wisdom - because lord knows she still needs help.


moon said...

Aint that the truth lol..where is the Dalorian from back to the future when u need it eh?...All I could ponder about writting a letter to myself was telling me WTF WERE U THINKING when u did this, that, and the other things lol. Luckily I turned out ok so far lol

JustSue said...

LOL Moonie...I can just imagine what my letter would be like if I adopted the "nagging mom" tone. I'd ground myself to my room for the next 20 yrs!

Andy said...

I would go back and tell my 25 year old self: "Don't marry the b!tch she is a walking nightmare".

Jennyta said...

That is lovely, Sue - words of wisdom indeed.

JustSue said...

Andy: Oh I can soooo relate. For me though, without the ex, I wouldn't have the boy. Not that there aren't days when that isn't an even bigger reason not to have gotten married!

Jennyta: Sad thing is we are all great at GIVING advice...just damned lousy when it comes to taking it/following it.

DaFFy said...

I have no idea where to even start with my younger self...although, I think I would tell her not to be afraid to try for the moon.

ANd OMG! You're buying a house? You go girl!

kelley said...

i like that wisdom :)