#Dear Me: Advice to My Younger Self

Blog | March 6, 2015 | By

This post was inspired by YouTube’s Spotlight.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, take part in YouTube’s global #DearMe initiative to inspire and empower young girls everywhere. We all know that growing up is tough. But if you could go back in time, what wisdom would you share with your teenage self? It all starts with two words. Dear Me.

Dear Me,

Please slow down and take your time. You have so much to learn, this is not the end, you have your entire life to live how you want to live. Stop worrying about what others think because in 5,10,15 years it won’t matter. Make all decisions based on how you feel but remember, take your time analyzing every scenerio. Make all longterm decisions based off longterm feelings not temporary emotions. 

Practice patience early, you’ll need it later. Stop thinking you’re so misunderstood. Study communication and learn how to elaborate enough so that people don’t have to try to figure you out all the time. Ask questions if you don’t know. Study your craft because once you master your craft you will be completely understood. 

Thank God everyday for the strength he’s blessed you with. You will undergo a lot throughout your life and your strength will be tested daily, but because you were naturally born knowing how to overcome turmoil, you’ll always come out willing.

Love will come and go. When you find yourself in love, you will never look at any other man that’s not the man who hold’s your heart, however always remember to self-love. Don’t lose yourself trying to love someone more than yourself because there’s truly a thin line between love and hate.

Stay positive! You were raised to not hate a soul. Stay that way. Continue practicing how to forgive, but never forget.

-Sandrea Lanay

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