A Letter to Me

May 21, 2012

A letter to my eighteen-year-old self. 
And perhaps also my sisters. 
And anyone who wants my twenty-six years of wisdom.
And maybe even a reminder to future me.

Don't be afraid to try new things.
When opportunities come along do not be afraid to grab them. You only live once. And this life is a precious gift. Sometimes new opportunities are scary but they can bring amazing results. Once you let go of the fear you're left with something amazing.

Always follow your instincts.
Call it what you want. A gut feeling. An answer to a prayer. Intuition. It's there. Some of us are more in tune with it, but it's always there. And it is real. If you get a bad feeling about something, listen to it.

You are a beautiful person.
Inside and out. And when you are beautiful on the inside, it reflects on the out. You have a beautiful heart, a beautiful mind, and a beautiful soul. And you should share that with the world, even when you're afraid of judgement.

People matter most of all.
The relationships you have with your family and close friends will sustain you throughout your life. When you need support and someone to lift you up you can always turn to them. And they can turn to you. Relationships are the most precious part of life. 

Always be true to yourself.
Don't do anything because everyone else is doing it. Do something because you love it. Because you're passionate about it. And because you feel it deep in your soul.

Find your passion, and live it.
Life isn't about the destination. It's about the journey. So go out and live your beautiful, passionate life.


  1. love this post!
    all great reminders! :)

  2. That is beautiful. I'm loving this.

  3. Such a heartfelt and beautifully written post. Thanks for being so honest with us :)

    xo Shane

  4. "wisdom".
    yep, you've got it.
    love this Sue!

  5. Very cool letter. I have no idea what I would say to my 18 year old self. Hmmm...

  6. What a great post. :) 26 years of sweet sweet wisdom.

  7. I'm hosting a brand new link party called {living the width} over at my blog, The Terpblog. The party is focused on intentional living and all types of posts are welcome. I hope you'll link up! Thanks!



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