July 25, 2017

A ‘Thank You’ letter to my younger self

I don’t know about you but I have always been critical of myself. I have expected nothing more than the greatest and I was always judgmental of my mistakes. I very rarely allowed myself to be happy for a success because as soon as I had achieved something big my mind was set on the next goal giving me little space to enjoy.

 

Looking back to my journey up until now, maybe I was a bit too harsh sometimes, however if it wasn’t for my younger self working so hard I would have never made it to where I am now. They say what you do today is what will determine where you are tomorrow and it is absolutely true! I remember having a bucket list when I was 15 years old saying that I wanted to become a University Professor and travel the world! Even though I haven’t reached these two goals yet, today through this post I wanted to say a big ‘thank you‘ to my younger self for all the things I have achieved because of this younger stubborn version of mine.

 

So, whether you are younger or older than me, I hope this is a little motivation for your future or a letter of reminder and appreciation for your past. Here it goes::

 

DEAR YOUNGER SELF, THANK YOU FOR::

 

-Pushing through exams and getting an education. I know there were times that you doubted your efforts and you thought you won’t make it, but hard work pays off!

 

-Working hard, getting scholarships and being financially independent from your family from a young age.

 

-Having family values and sticking with your family members whenever they needed you. As you grow older you will realise that the greatest gift is having a sister in your life!

 

-Falling down and standing up and fighting when no one believed in you.

 

-Being sympathetic and understanding with people. Not everyone’s life will reasonate with your morals, but that’s OK.

 

-Not following the crowd and not being a sheep.

 

 

-Travelling when you thought you couldn’t afford it. Meeting new people and making friendships that have changed your life.

 

-Managing to survive in a foreign country with your family and friends miles away!

 

-Being strong and independent!

 

 

What are the things you would like to thank your younger self for?

 

Anastasia x

5 Comments

  1. What a beautiful thank you letter! If I was to thank my younger self I would most likely do it for setting up my blog and keeping up with it đŸ™‚
    ^^ You look STUNNING in this shot^^

    xx

  2. I love these kind of posts Anastasia. Very inspiring and motivational đŸ™‚
    I would thank myself for going through a nasty break-up with my boyfriend at that time and being sane and strong to go through A levels!

    x

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