Dear Younger Me… If you had the chance to talk to your younger self, what kind of things would you say? What would you discuss with yourself? What advice, would you think, is important to tell younger you? I know there are many things that I would say to myself. Many things. I am almost positive that you too, would have some important things to say to your younger self.
Netflix wants to share some of these moments with you from a few of the leading women of some of the amazing Netflix originals.
Netflix hosts a wide variety of series that capture the vibrancy of modern womanhood, whether it’s the solidarity expressed by the diverse inmates on Orange Is the New Black, the inspired efforts of a tenacious young Queen in The Crown, the emotional and physical strength of Jessica Jones or the outspoken, unfiltered wit of Chelsea Handler as she relates to women across multiple generations. These characters represent diverse and complex backgrounds that reflect the idea of “empowerment” in numerous ways.
In honour of the newest leading female character, Queen Elizabeth II, a few leading women of Netflix originals have drafted notes to their younger selves – and everyone everywhere – highlighting some of the universal truths, challenges and wisdom that transcend place and time, that modern women everywhere can relate to.
Inspiring isn’t it? So happy that Netflix wants to encourage women to embrace their quirks and flaws and use them to find the strength from within to become the best version of themselves they can be. What a great idea. So in the spirit of great ideas, I am going to share my letter to my younger self.
Dear Younger Me,
Always love yourself and don’t let anyone make you feel less than. Your anxiety is something that you can manage and yes, it IS anxiety. You aren’t stupid or lazy you have let mental illness take charge and so you allow fear to drive you. Don’t. Use the power you have within you, I know you can because when you’re older… you will. Be driven like you were meant to be. Don’t be afraid to grab life by the balls because you WILL be successful. Take advantage of every opportunity to better yourself that you can, don’t let your future fall by the way side because someone made you feel like you can’t do it. Talk to yourself in a positive way, because what you say in your internal dialogue does matter. Start valuing yourself because you are valuable. Don’t waste anymore time wasting time. Enjoy your life, for you, for what you want, not what others do. Don’t dwell on relationships other people don’t want, you don’t need these people in your life.
You are smart.
You are funny.
You are unique.
Don’t be afraid to show those qualities to the world because in the end there will be many people that love and value you for those qualities. Screw the rest.
Wow, that got deep.
What would you say to yourself? I encourage you to write yourself a “Dear Younger Me” letter, share it with who you want or only with yourself. It is invigorating.