To my 15 year old self…

15 Oct


On CNN, they posted advice inspiring women would give to their fifteen year old selves. Women like Melinda Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and other successful women encouraged their past selves to overcome adversity and look forward to a bright future. That made me wonder what I’d write to myself.

Dear 15 year old me, 

I know you’ve always secretly wished time travel were real so you could know how your life turns out. Well, so far life is amazing. You find yourself, your ambition, and love. Look forward to the future, don’t be scared! Be confident, never lose sight of who you are and the type of person you want to be. The career you want will change, but the person you want to be and the life you want to live will not. Just trust yourself, and I promise you’ll be okay.

What would your letters say? What do you wish you knew at 15?

You can read what Oprah and others wrote, here.


One Response to “To my 15 year old self…”

  1. lisaanneryan October 15, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Dear 15 year old me,

    I know you think you will marry the boy you are dating. You think you know where you want to live and who you want to be, but life doesn’t always follow a plan. Boyfriends and crushes are fleeting, but your friends and family will always be there to support you. Make sure you are grateful for them every day because you never know when they will be gone.

    Life can change in a second. Love is lost, your dreams change, but wherever you end up is where you were meant to be.

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