Time goes by too fast and as I'm looking at this world with different eyes, I think often about what I would tell my younger self if I had the opportunity.
I remember growing up and getting advice from my elders but not taking it very serious because "they just didn't know what I was going through."
Boy, was I wrong!
I should have paid attention more and took that advice to heart. It would have saved me from some struggles but I guess I needed to grow through those lessons myself so that one day, I could become that elder sharing information to the younger generation as they did.
It’s with both gratitude and compassion that I look back on my life and am still here to be able to share some things that I've learned with you. Take what you want and leave what doesn't apply but please know that all of this comes from a place of love.
Please don’t be so hard on yourself. You are wonderful just the way you are!
Be patient and willing to accept that things don’t always go as planned.
You live, you learn and you move on.
Be kind to you too! Speak lovingly to yourself and think good thoughts.
Give freely without expecting anything back in return.
You are doing the best that you can. Give yourself credit…it’s due.
It’s okay to say “No!”
Find some “me” time in each day. Work can wait.
Live in the moment. Time is not guaranteed.
Find your passion and the income will follow.
No matter what your past is like, you are loved!
Stop comparing yourself to others. You were meant to just be you!
Love your body and where you are at.
You don’t have to have all the answers right now. Life is like a puzzle and sometimes various pieces come at different stages of life.
Set boundaries. You can love people from a far.
Love people for who they are, not who and what you want them to be.
Be open and accepting of compliments.
Forgive those who have wronged you. This is a gift you give yourself. Not the other person.
You are not alone. Others feel the same way and are going thru things too.
You always have options. Never settle.
Find gratitude in each day.
What others think of you is not your problem. It’s theirs.
You are enough and don’t have to prove your worth to anyone.
Every step you take, even if slow, is still progress.
Thank you for allowing me to me to be so transparent and share this with you. If you looked back on your life to date, what’s something that you would say to yourself?
In this together!