Last week, YouTube created an initiative called #DearMe in support of 2015 International Women’s Day to inspire and empower young women everywhere.
This initiative gave women everywhere the chance to create and upload a video of them offering advice to their younger selves.
What a brilliant idea. A genius use of modern technology don’t you think?
What I love about the #DearMe campaign is that it also gives us a chance to remind ourselves of how far we have come and what we have achieved.
I am not super great at the whole video thing though, so I have decided to blog my letter to my younger self so here goes:-
Dear Younger Self,
How are you today?
I have just dropped in from the future. Yes, a bit like going through the time portal in The Many Colored Land that I know you have been reading. I am just hoping though that I won’t disintegrate into a pile of dust on the way back.
I want to tell you to always believe in yourself. Yes, I know you don’t right now. Trust me when I tell you that I have seen what happens when you do truly believe in yourself. Your confidence shines through and you really are amazing.
Also, that thing you are thinking about doing right now. You know, that one you are not sure you have the courage to do. Just do it. What is the worst that can happen? They can only say no, you know.
Oh, and by the way, before I go.
That bit of writing you have been doing. Keep doing it.
I’ll give you a bit of a heads up. In a few years time, they’ll invent something that will change the way nearly everyone shares ideas with each other and you never know what opportunities that might bring you, do you?
Take care, dear one.
Jo (March 2015)
So what would you say to your younger self?
Are there any thoughts that you’d like to share with your younger self? Please share them below