A Mommy’s Letter to Her Childhood Self

I’m keeping a cool journal of “thoughts” for my daughter, which I plan to give her when she’s older… maybe teenage years. However, I saw something interesting the other day and began to think… Yes, I was using my brain for good not evil.

What kind of letter would I write to me as a child?

You have many amazing wonderful moments in your future, and quite a few unpleasant obstacles to overcome. Savor those moments, and don’t worry what’s next. Remember, you determine who you are and what your future holds.

Don’t worry about disappointing anyone. Do worry about disappointing yourself because you, as you will come to find out, are your toughest critic. Set your standards high and the respect you deserve will come naturally.

At every bend, there will be people who want to bring you up, recognize those people because they deserve it. Sad to say, but there will be double the number of people who want to bring you down, don’t let them win.

Your emotions are going to get the best of you. Your feelings are valid and deserve to be heard and recognized. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Think about what you are saying, especially to your parents who love you.

It’s okay to be alone.

You will have a lot of questions and you are going to be confused, well… really confused. Ask questions, and get answers. Don’t be afraid. What seems like the end of the world is not. Clear your mind and look at the big picture. It’s hard to see, but if you move the junk aside… it’s there.

You might not be the best, but it’s not a reason to quit or give in. When you fail, use it as a way to lift yourself up instead of put yourself down.

You are worth it, and have what it takes to be the best person you can be and to make a difference in this world. When you feel lost, think about what you truly believe. Tomorrow is another day, and it’s never too late to make a change.

PS~ The rap music you are listening to is really not that cool.

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