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::




-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


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  • Amanda
    July 25, 2017

    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^^


  • English Rose
    July 25, 2017

    What a beautiful letter to yourself! I would say <> to my 15 years old self for going through bullying at school and managing through my high school time!

  • 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!


    • Anastasia
      July 25, 2017

      Thank you Ellie, I am glad you enjoyed it! x

  • Kari
    July 25, 2017

    A very inspiring post Anastasia, I love when bloggers open up their hearts and talk more about gratefulness and self love!
    Hmm, I guess I should thank myself for not doing anything crazy and keeping me alive for so long?


    • Anastasia
      July 25, 2017

      Thank you Kari, I am glad you liked it!