There is a new “challenge” per say, that is going around YouTube and there are many female YouTubers jumping on board and doing this said challenge. The challenge is to help empower young women and give them inspiration. To do this you basically state what you would tell your younger self if you were able to. I am not good at voicing my thoughts, I am much better at putting them into words, so I have decided to take this “YouTube Challenge” and put it into a blog, so here goes.
I know this life thing is extremely hard and some days you don’t know if you can take much more. But believe me, you will survive, you will make it and you will be so happy that you did.
At this point in time friends are probably your number one priority and nothing seems more important than friendships, that’s not the truth. One day, most of those friends won’t be there to help you pick up the pieces from your failed attempt at love, they won’t be there to hold your hand when you are going through labor and you won’t even know where they are when your kids are driving you so crazy that you feel like you are going to pull your hair out. If you are lucky you will find one or maybe even a couple friends that will be there for all those big moments and more importantly for the bad ones, but only time will tell. You definitely will need friends and they are so much fun to have around but make sure that your needs are met long before you are meeting theirs.
Keep enjoying school and learning, you may never get those learning experiences and environments ever again. Bond with your teachers and appreciate all the hard work that they do for you. When you are older, you will often remember those teachers and use their advice in your daily life/career as an adult. They put more time and effort into your success than you could ever fathom. And you may think that learning these things aren’t beneficial but one day you will wish you had paid attention more and will find yourself doing the research again and for fun!
I could tell you so many things and offer so much advice that it would take a novel to finish. But there is one piece of advice that I can’t express enough, love yourself. Remind yourself everyday how wonderful you are. If you look exceptionally good one day, then own it. Don’t ever doubt yourself or your worth, you are more than you could ever give yourself credit for. It is not selfish to meet your own needs first or to love yourself. When you learn to love yourself and enjoy yourself, that is the moment when you will find complete and total satisfaction. You will never be lonely and never lack self confidence. Depend on yourself for your self worth and good people will come to you. The happier you are with yourself the happier the people you surround yourself will be.
You are doing a good job, you will make it through this tough time. One day, when you find yourself you will find happiness and all these struggles will just be rocks along the path in your journey.
Love, light and namaste,