Hello younger Me… Don’t forget to live

If you could talk to a younger you what would you say?

Would you talk about work, family, relationships, money? Would you give a warning, some words of advice or would you be lost for words and not know what to say?

Recently Olivia sent me an email titled “Thought of the Day”. In that email was a link that led me to a story about a 30 second conversation with your younger self and Its been playing on mind mind since. What would I say to a younger me?

5 years ago I would be starting University. 5 years ago I had very different plans for my life than I have today. Essentially over the past 5 years I have evolved significantly. So what would I say to myself then… Do I warn myself about the courses to choose and what major to do, Do i warn myself about the guys to date, Do I warn myself about some life changing decisions to come…There are so many things to say but with only 30 seconds to talk its hard to choose…

But the more I think about what to say the more it becomes clear what it is I would need to say.

All I would tell myself is to live. Forget about the world and just live!

I’ve spent so much of my life being responsible and doing the right thing that sometimes I wonder if I’ve enjoyed life enough. Have I given myself a chance to create some amazing memories?

I was told by a friend of mine recently that I’m trying to come out of my little box but its still obvious that I’m not very bold. This after I refused advise to buy a shorts with my butt cheeks exposed and bright coloured pants that scream please stare at me!

While I laughed at the time and tried to play it off I’ve given more thought to it after and it has stayed in the back of my mind. I was grown very sheltered. My parents were conservative and instilled certain values in me that has resulted in me subconsciously erring on the side of caution more times than not. So although I love the light green striped skirt on the mannequin in the store I walk to the rack to check whether they have it in black and white instead… That way I can wear the skirt with more tops and it wont stand out too much.

If I could talk to myself 5 years ago for just 30 seconds i would tell me to forget the world and just live… same thing I’m telling myself now.

Forget the world and Live. Make the most of everyday! Tomorrow is promised to no one!

“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free




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