Letter To The Younger Me……
There’s the famous saying that “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” And while having an idle mind leads to all types of thoughts, even a busy mind entertains idle thoughts from time to time. My idleness during this quarantine time has provided me different topics to write about, and while some of them may be shocking to read, we only live once right? Writing is my happy place, the one place I feel free where I can be me and since I’m in feeling some type of way, I need my happy!
I thought about something I would tell my younger self in hopes that this advice would help someone else. This is that flavor of sweetTee that I hope soothes a soul. Many of us are inside the house, quarantined with nothing but time to think, develop a new hobby, work from home or bond with our families. Sure, I find myself thinking all the time but living in another state away from my family gives me the opportunity to really sit and think. I don’t have a relative’s house I can go over whenever I need to breathe a moment, so my only temporary escape from my reality is writing.
What would you tell your younger self? Let’s say your ten years ago self. Ten years ago, I was twenty-five and going through trials and tribulations in my life. Now, allow me to throw a disclaimer out there, I am in no way bashing anyone or trying to make anyone feel any kind of way. I am simply speaking to the younger me. I love you, just be prepared to read anything from this day forward. ????
Please listen and take heed to each word you read. I’m telling you what I know and not what I heard and know that the decisions you make today will definitely play a role in your future. First and foremost, pray about everything! There will come a time in your life where although people have your best interest at heart, you simply must go on what you feel is right for you. After all, it’s your life and you must live with the choice you make, not the ones you seem to allow to make it for you. Don’t get me wrong, family and friends are important, but your happiness belongs to you, not anyone else. Who cares what people say about what you do, as long as you know you’ve discussed it with God and he’s leading you…..live and enjoy your life.
You won’t always make the right choice, but don’t worry, you’re going to make it! Its not the end of the world girl! Being vulnerable with the one you love is an amazing feeling, I hope you keep this in your mind as you continue to grow. It’s an important quality that you need for that special person to have. If you can’t be who you are with who you’re with, you know, that person that you truly are….. then you don’t need to be with that person. And no matter what anyone thinks, this is YOUR happiness.
Patience is a virtue. You waited and waited……if only you could wait a little longer, it’ll be worth it. Don’t mistaken the advice of others to be negative as many of It is coming from a place of love, but this is your life Tee, live and enjoy it. Don’t get so caught up on thinking about the future that you forget to live in the present, the past isn’t so bad because it’s how you became who you are today. You’re beautiful! Contrary to what you think about yourself, you really are. One day, you’ll look back and wonder why you gave it so much thought.
You’re motivated and determined to succeed so by all means, get it done! Make no excuses! Don’t spend so much time in the presence of others but learn to be comfortable alone sometimes. You should really be writing more now but the time will come. Keep your friends, the true friends close to you because they are how you will get through life. Love keeps you together. Don’t ever give up thinking that you’ve arrived, as long as you have breath in your body, the opportunity is there to accomplish another goal. Don’t depend on anyone else to get it done, you learned early about words without actions…..so do it for you and your kids. Don’t take no for an answer, pray and ask God for the strength you need to push through until you get to your destination.
Stay motivated Tee even if you have to cry your way through, just get through. I love you girl and know that this is only a season. Know that if you don’t listen to God others may influence you to make a decision you may one day regret, so live YOUR life. I’ll revisit you later, but remember, your happiness matters.
P.S. Comment below! I’d love to hear some of the things you would tell yourself 10 years ago or even just someone younger. 🙂