Dear Me: A Letter To My Younger Self

Dear Me-
I have seen the Dear Me campaign on social media, and I thought it was the perfect time to share my own letter. Dear Me: A Letter To My Younger Self

Dear Vashti,

You are amazing, talented and smart. Right now you are excited about your future and you are making plans for your life, at least the way you hope it would be. Allow me to share some thoughts with you.

1) Your life will not happen exactly as you planned  Don’t panic girl, you will be ok.  See #2. You will actually discover that that “unplanned” direction will take you exactly where you should be. Enjoy the journey and learn from every experience.

2) Trust God for EVERYTHING!Girl, when I say everything, I mean everything! Trust that God’s plan for your life is the best plan. By not giving you some of those things you thought you wanted, he is actually protecting you from yourself

3) Embrace new experiences – I know you love to do things that are within your comfort zone, but make an effort to step out and experience new things. Once you step out of that comfort zone, you will start to soar. It will be scary at first, but it’s a necessary part of your growth.

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4) Don’t be afraid of success – You will have the opportunity to do and experience things that you never thought you would be doing. Don’t allow thoughts of “I don’t know how” or “I’m scared” to stop you from moving forward. Feel the fear and do it anyway.

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5) Continue to be yourself – Don’t ever change who you are. You are not weird, odd or strange for not wanting to do what everyone else is doing. As you get older, you will realize that staying true to you is the best thing you could have done.

6) Stop worrying so much – See #2

Keep these tips in mind and you will be just fine. Enjoy each year as it comes.

YOUR TURN: What advice would you give to your younger self? 

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  • iluv2globetrot

    Yes I love this! I can totally agree with #2 & #6…heck I need to take advice still now with the worrying bit smh. Let go and let God.

  • Great letter to yourself Veepeejay. You did it in a big way continue to be yourself and thanks for sharing.

  • Naureen M

    Happy Birthday Veepeejay!!!!!! This is now my favorite blog post ever!!!! #thankyou# #inspiring#

    • Hey Naureen,
      Girl you were on my mind a few weeks. Thank you so much. Hope all is well 🙂

  • Emerald112

    Happy Birthday Beautiful! Great advice, especially the part about trusting God. It’s something that is said often but I don’t know how many people really practice it. Once you learn to truly trust God, I believe that a whole world of possibilities are open to you. 🙂

  • RattlesandHeels

    I LOVE this post and yes younger Vashti you are the bomb.com just go for it and trust that your father God will lead your way #2. You’re such an inspiration and Happy Birthday and personal new year to you.

  • Holly

    Happy Birthday! I hope it is going amazing for you and that you have a happy and healthy blessed new year of life! Great letter to your younger self!