International Happiness Day 2021:
A letter to my younger self
So in light of the documentary that is coming due to it 13 months since Caroline Flack took her own life, I thought I would write a letter to my younger self to maybe give her some confidence in how to deal with trolls, how to react to negativity and how to become a strong independent woman.
So this is what I'd write/say to my younger self:
Little girl, you are just starting out in life, you have all these dreams and big ambitions in life to achieve and hunni you will get there, but remember that life is a marathon and not a sprint, you will get there in YOUR own time, don't rush it, enjoy the journey.
With regards to bullies, you know what path you want to go down, don't let anyone get you down, you concentrate on your dream job as a childcare practitioner, which by the way, in 2019 (yes, ages away from where you are now) you will have qualified as a level 3 practitioner and kick start your dream career in local nurseries in just 6 months. I know school is very boring right now, but as an adult, you will love learning about different things and through voluntary jobs, you will also have more passions in life. With regards to work, you will find that there's a few obstacles in the way, but know that you'll never take no for an answer and continue working within paid and voluntary jobs more than you'll ever know, you'll end up giving up so much time for others, but please remember to take time for you, which you'll know is extremely hard. You're a people pleaser, and due to this, you will always put others first, whether that be in a job, or in your personal life. Falling in love will become difficult but again remember which personal path you want to go down and follow YOUR dreams.
Qualifying in your dream career/industry in half the time is a massive achievement, so when you're feeling down, remember that you have a purpose, and as you get older, those purposes will multiply by the DAY!!
Spreading kindness and raising awareness for mental health conditions are a massive priority as you grow up, especially when using your future personal experiences too. Use these experiences to YOUR advantage to help others with their recovery, and this is another job you will overwork yourself in, so please please remember to take time for you.
Keep focused and get things done, but remember that it's a MARATHON not a SPRINT.
YOU ARE THE BAD B*TCH, NEVER EVER EVER EVER FORGET THAT!! Go out there and chase those dreams.
Right everyone, here's your chance to write your OWN letter to yourself, I'm also going to extend on this personally and write a letter to my future self too and this is something I MAY share or keep it to myself, I don't know yet, but let's create a conversation in the comments:
What one piece of advice would you give your past/younger self??
Stay safe and I'll speak to you all in my next blog post.
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