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?