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A Letter To My Younger Self

by Lisa Jones
Published: Last Updated on 10 comments
A white desk. There is a white cup and a green plant in a white vase. There is a notebook with a black and white cover and a blue pen

I’d been thinking about writing a letter to my younger self for a while now. I thought that I would have a million and one things to say to my younger self. Advice I wish I’d listened to, hints and tips, things to do, things not to do.

But when it came down to actually writing this letter I realised that I only had one thing that I would say to my younger self. And then I realised, what is the point in giving my younger self advice when I don’t even follow it right now?

So here is a letter to my younger self, my older self and my…..now….self

Dear Lisa,

Listen carefully because I am only going to say this 8,472 more times – STOP BEING SO SCARED. Stop being scared of what can go wrong. Stop being scared of doing something wrong. Stop being scared of what people think. Stop being scared of living life to the fullest. Stop being scared of trying new things. Stop being scared of failing. Stop being scared of change. Stop being scared of everything.

How many things/situations/events/opportunities do you think you have missed out on because you were scared?

Just stop. Being. So. Scared.

Current Lisa – Please, please, please take this advice now. I don’t want to be looking back in 10/15 years time and realise that I missed out on opportunities because I was too scared to go for it. It’s time to stop being scared and start being BRAVE.

Take note of the below and remember it:

The sea and sand against a soft cloudy sky. Written over it is you will never regret being brave

Have confidence in yourself. You got this.

Love Lisa


I know that this is a super short post but this everything that I wanted to say right now. I might have more advice for myself in the future in which case I’ll write another letter to myself.

I’d love to know what advice you would you give your younger self. Would you want to be braver? Take more chances? Speak up more? Let me know in the comments!

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Linz 10/10/2020 - 7:50 am

This is good! I can relate to this so much! My younger self was so brave and didn’t worry so much! I wish I was like my younger self again.

Lisa Jones 10/10/2020 - 8:56 am

Thank you so much! It’s like we get more scared of the world as we get older, isn’t it? xx

marsybun 18/09/2020 - 1:03 pm

I would definitely tell my younger self to be braver as well. I feel like I missed out on so many good opportunities and experiences because I was scared and it makes me really sad. But I hope to keep making up for it! 😊

🌿 Marissa Belle × marsybun.com 🌿

Lisa Jones 18/09/2020 - 10:33 pm

It makes me sad too. I’m trying my best to be braver now. I’m starting small at the moment but I’ll get there! xx

Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) 14/09/2020 - 7:45 pm

I love this! I think I would have told my younger self “Don’t worry”. I wasted so much time worrying about what people think, worrying about being accepted, worrying about losing my job, worrying, worrying, worrying. Now I realize almost all the things I worried about don’t really matter.

Lisa Jones 14/09/2020 - 9:39 pm

Thank you so much ☺️ Yes, I worry about exactly the same things! The amount of time I waste on worrying is shocking ❤️❤️

Darren Jones 13/09/2020 - 10:46 pm

I would tell my younger self, the bullying will stop, and in the end they will not be as lucky as me to have a fantastic wife and a beautiful son. Proud of you babe. X

Lisa Jones 14/09/2020 - 12:00 am

Thank you so much darling. I’m proud of you too ❤️

Live, parent, teach, repeat 13/09/2020 - 9:52 pm

Would tell younger me to
make the most of university. Force yourself out of your comfort zone and make so many more memories.

Lisa Jones 13/09/2020 - 11:59 pm

Ooh forcing yourself out of your comfort zone is a good one xx


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