I wish there was things I could tell my younger self.
Dear younger version of me,
Today I am all grown-up. I am a mother of four, an entrepreneur, a wife, a daughter and a sister. There are things I wish you would know. Things you should be aware of and things you should understand. Dear younger self, listen to the older version of you, it might give you some pieces of wisdom.
Dear younger self, first of all I never want you to stop dreaming. Never. That is what will keep you alive, what will drive you and what will help you achieve your goals.
You will have little and big dreams. Without those dreams, you would be stuck. Dreaming will keep you alive. It will help you set goals, achieve more and be better every step of the way. Dreams will play an important part in your future self’s life. You will teach your kids how to dream, how to reach for the moon and never give up no matter what.
Dreams will also help you to change direction when things do not go as you’d like or when you need to finds new ways to keep going. Those dreams will help you redefine who you are and where you are going in your life. Dreams are attainable and essential. So never underestimate their power.
Dear younger self, I don’t want you to believe you can’t do something, because you sure can. If you set your mind to it, you will find a way to do it. Focus is the keyword here.
You’ll be a good mom. No, a great mom. Never doubt it. Even when you will think you just can’t figure it all out, you will. You will be present for your little ones and you will fight for them. Your kids will be extra-special, and it will challenge you to your core, but remember that you can do it. And you will do it. Don’t worry, you’ll be good at it.
There will be days when you’ll have doubts. And that’s okay. There will be days when you will feel unfit or lost. That is okay too. Just remember to always trust your gut feeling. I am telling you, this one is important. If you don’t you will be taken advantage of, disappointed or frustrated. Some people will try to defeat your judgement, to make you believe they are more important, more knowing, more experienced than you, but it doesn’t matter, never let them step on you, on your values or on your family. You are worth it. If you don’t feel it, just don’t do it, there will be other opportunities, better opportunities that will cross your path. I promise.
Believe in yourself, believe in your husband, believe in your family. You will also need to believe in your abilities and your power to adapt. When you’ll reach a rough patch, yes there will be some on your way, just remember that you and your family adapt easily and that it will be okay at the end of the day. You will find a way to make it okay, I promise you.
Dear younger self, there is no challenge you cannot overcome. Even when everything seems impossible and out of control, even when the challenges seem too big to be true or superhuman, remember that what is put on your personal journey is there to help you evolve as a person. Thanks to the roadblocks you will find along your path, you will become a better version of yourself. Yes you will be tired, hopeless some days, or you’ll cry yourself to sleep sometimes, but in the long run, you will be thankful and grateful for everything you will encounter along the way. You will find new strengths inside of you that you never even knew existed, and you will see life from a completely new point of view.
If you keep in your mind that you need to conquer and improve constantly, you will get the right attitude and mindset it takes to overcome your personal, professional and family struggles. Put on your armor and just go for it, you will be surprise how much you can do, and how good you can be.
Dear younger self, believe in love and it will give you wings. You will climb mountains with love and for love. Love is the most important thing, the one thing you must always prioritize. You will find the love of your life, get married and have kids. In between everything you will cross on your path, love will keep you going, it will save you and make you wanna be better every step of the way.
Just don’t give all your love to everyone else. Keep a good amount for yourself. If you do not love yourself first, you won’t be able to love others the way they should be loved. Love is a personal journey first and above all, so it should never be neglected.
Show you children how to properly love, how to be good and grateful. Show them how to be respectful and honest. They will be great students and the greatest love teachers later.
Dear younger self, I like whom you’ve become, so keep doing it, you’re doing it right.