I’ve been seeing this #10yearchallenge going around for some time now on Facebook and Instagram. So with the recent passing of my birthday it got me to thinking. What would I tell my twenty year old self?
For starters, I’d tell her she’s worth it. There’s going to be a man who loves her wholeheartedly. He’s going to love her for everything she is and everything she will become and you’re worth it. You deserve that love.
You don’t know who you are or what you will become just yet, and that’s okay. No one, literally no one, has their life together at twenty. Don’t rush it.
You’re beautiful, inside and out. Yea, your eye does that weird thing where it crosses from time to time but that just adds to your beauty. That man I mentioned earlier, he just so happens to love that about your eye.
Be yourself. Stop trying to be someone you’re not. You were raised to love others, and respect yourself. Even if that’s not what’s cool, you’ll wish you had later on in life.
Your older brother actually knows what he’s talking about, listen to him. Yea, he comes off kinda like a jerk, but he loves you. Take his advice, I promise you’ll thank him later.
But most importantly, get your relationship with God back. You and him were close growing up. He protected you and always made you feel safe. Then people started making fun of you because you talked to the angels, but honey, if anything they were just jealous. You hold a special place in God’s heart, know that.
Sometimes I think about what it would be like if I had done things differently during my twenties. I made some pretty stupid mistakes and knowing what I know now, I didn’t have to. But to be honestly, Im quite happy with the way my life has turned out. Could I have been happier sooner had I not been so afraid of my relationship with God? Most definitely. Its not the destination but the journey you took to get there.
What would you tell your younger self? Leave me a comment and let me know.