Advice to a Younger Me

I’m a grown-up now.

Sometimes I have to say this out loud because it’s so hard to believe that I am a wife and a Mom and have bills and drive a car. I remember when I was younger thinking to myself

“Man, when I grow up I’m gonna do whatever I want, whenever I want. I’m going to eat all the junk food I want. I’m gonna stay up late and watch TV when I want.”

It all sounded so amazing in my head. I would fantasize about the car I would drive and the house I would live in. Who knew that you needed a lot more than just a paycheck to be able to have these things.

There are a couple of things I would love to tell my younger self. Let’s see. We’ll start with…

When you get older Isleny, you will get lazy. It will be easier to just take things easy, live paycheck to paycheck and live a stagnant life. Especially as a working mom. (Check out my post on #MomShaming)

#itsatrap 

My advice to my younger self?

Don’t let yourself think that monotony is ok because there’s no time to do things because of a lack of ‘fill in the blank‘. You have to make time for the things you love. Make time for the things that make you happy. Make time for you.

Whatever “this way” is at the moment. So many people are going through the same thing and it is hard to believe sometimes because it is so easy to feel alone.

My advice to my younger self?

Social media is a lie. People hide behind their screens and paint a picture of this wonderful stable life with laughter and ease when in reality they are feeling “this way” too. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to do what is not in your power.

You expect one thing and (overnight it seems) you get another. Handle your “right now” reality with a “later” goal in mind. You can have everything written out in your agenda or planner and come to find that you will not get everything accomplished.

#whocares

My advice to my younger self?

YOU are the only one that knows whether you are meeting your goals or expectations, and guess what, if you don’t get there, try again tomorrow.

NO ONE can make you feel inferior without your consent -Eleanor Roosevelt.

Applaud yourself for what you were¬†able to accomplish. Sometimes the hardest person in the world to forgive is yourself. Don’t be your own worst enemy.

Negativism is dangerously powerful, but Positivism, more so.

My advice to my younger self?

Do not surround yourself with people that will bring you down. ONLY surround yourself with people aspiring with you or above you. They will push you to be better. Aspire to greatness and push out all the darkness in your path.

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