IWD| Letter To My Younger Self

Dear 15 Year Old Me,

It’s not going too well, is it? Teenage years are hard and your early 20s even more so but eventually you’ll figure it out (not really :P). I wish I could make a whole binder of advice to give to you but this short letter will have to do for now.

#1: Stop making that life plan right now! If I could give you one advice it would be that life is unpredictable – don’t be so fixed in your plans – learn to go with the flow of life. Some things will work out, some things won’t work out but eventually everything will make sense in the bigger picture of life.

#2: Learn to chill and enjoy life in the moment. The moment you’re in right now will never come back don’t ruin it thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Focus on making the best of this moment.

#3: I know you crave for that one friend, that one confidant who would get you – like really get you. Relationships are hard, there is no one equation that can solve it but the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Focus on loving yourself first. Without self love you’re going to keep looking for love in all the wrong people and relationships.

#4: Make mistakes! A perfect life is boring. Stop worrying about doing it all right – take chances, make mistakes, go down the wrong way – it’s the mistakes, the could-bes, the path less taken that will make your life all the more fun.

#5: Stop caring about what other people think of you. Period.

#6: Believe in yourself. No matter what – always believe in yourself. Be your own cheerleader always. Believe in your choices even when others don’t. Have conviction in your abilities and don’t let the naysayers get to you.

#7: Spend time alone. Go out on your own. Go on dates with yourself. Be absolutely comfortable in your own skin.

#8: Stop waiting for prince charming to come rescue you. You’re a strong, independent woman – write your own story in which you’re the S-hero.

#9: Always be kind. No matter how bad the world is – always choose to be kind. Don’t let the world make you cold.

#10: The only single goal in life is to be peaceful and happy. No amount of money or success can get you that. Whenever possible – choose the path that brings your soul peace and calm, happiness will follow.

You’re going to be okay! Maybe stop eating all that candy – dentist treatments are painful. 😛

I love you.

Older You

—–xxx—–

What would you say to your younger self? Any advice? Any warnings? Any red flags to avoid?

PS: This post is inspired by Bossy Babe’s similar post. Check out her post as well!

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. To enjoy every moment of our life!
    Happy Women’s Day! 🌸

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Truly, most important advice I could give my younger self. Happy Women’s Day to you too. ❤️

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  2. Enjoy every second at a time. ❤

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yesss! Definitely! To stop worrying and just enjoy the moment we’re in. ❤️

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  3. Nathi says:

    This is what I would tell my younger self – “it’s okay to take time to figure things out, to live life at your own pace and not follow the herd.”

    ✨And happy women’s day, Moksha✨

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Agreed – I’d tell myself the same. Definitely take the road less taken – that’s going to make all the difference. 😊

      Happy Women’s Day! ❤️🤗

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  4. vaniheart says:

    It sounded like, you are advising me these 💟💟as I can relate to each one of them

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Aww, I feel like we’re very alike. 🤗😊

      Happy Women’s Day! ❤️

      Like

  5. Happy Panda says:

    Awww. I feel like we’re very alike. 😊🤗

    Happy Women’s Day! ❤️

    Like

  6. Wonani says:

    “To be peaceful and happy”
    I love that!
    Beautiful read ❤

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  7. bosssybabe says:

    Thanks HP 🙂 I love all your inspiring words to yourself (be kind, comfortable in your own skin, embrace the quietness of being on your own, take in every moment)… I so relate 😊

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  8. You are a true goddess, just hang in there. #3 hurts I know. They’ll come eventually. I can relate so much and felt all those things in my twenties. Things start leveling off by mid-thirties. I would tell my younger self that I will have everything I want in life, it’ll just arrive way later than I expected, but will be worth it ☺️

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  9. Katie says:

    I would tell my younger self: “You don’t know everything, and that’s okay. You never will, and you’ll make it anyway. You are enough.”

    I loved this post!! 🙂

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  10. tanvibytes says:

    This was great advice for me right now :). I’d say, maybe worry less!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Definitely – worry less and live life more. 😊

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  11. jaztella says:

    This helped me so much. Thank you for sharing! 🤍

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you for reading. I was hoping young adults might read this and take into consideration some of the advice. ❤️

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  12. I would love to borrow your letter for my younger self, it is perfect :)))

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Awww, I think a lot of us go through similar experiences when we are younger. I wish I had someone tell me all this then.

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      1. Yes I agree 🙂

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  13. I love this! I could have really used that “stop eating so much candy” advice back then 😅 no but seriously all such great advice especially the one “stop caring what others think about you”. I wish I took that advice back then!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Same! I spent so much time worrying about what others thought about me – I wish I had lived more and cared less. 🤗

      And that candy advice – seriously regret all the candy eating.😓

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  14. This is soo beautiful!!
    (And funny too the dentist one xD)

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you! ❤️

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  15. I would tell myself that boys are fun but they’re not as important as you think they are.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      so trueee! And that you don’t need a boy’s validation, you only need to validate yourself. ❤

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  16. Shay says:

    Omg these are all things I wished fifteen year old me knew too!! Great advice! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Right? I wish I had some wise adult tell me all this – adult life would have been so different.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Shay says:

        We have to be the wise adults now for the future generation 🙂

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  17. Shahrin says:

    “the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself” How I wish I knew this in my teenage years!!

    Absolutely loved reading this post✨💕#8, 9 & 10 —PERFECT🙌🏽🙌🏽

    Lovely post🧡😘 xx

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      IKR? How I wish someone would have told me that too!!! I spent so much time trying to forge the wrong relationships whereas I should have concentrated on loving myself.

      ❤️❤️❤️

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  18. Great letter! I myself would like to write in reverse, to write something for my older self to read in the future. Perhaps I could do that in my journal, lol. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hey, that’s a great idea! Something – I’ll probably write but not share on here. 😉

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  19. Shruba says:

    Aww this is so cute. I do this a lot now and then, but I always digress from my advices into reminiscing my childhood lol. 💜

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  20. I absolutely God this letter it is what I needed thank you so much for sharing this. I am 15 and I can absolutely resonate with everything you have said the advice will help so much thank you!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Awww, I’m glad! 15 is a confusing age – atleast it was for me – I hope you’ll live your best life without worrying too much about the future. The future will be great! ❤️🤗

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