What I’d Tell My Ten-Year-Old Self

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I’ve been trying to keep up with Bonnie Frank‘s #TrueYou Periscope Challenge, but I missed an important one. The one about what you’d tell your ten-year-old self if you could. So I’m sharing mine here instead.

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 You have much more potential than you realize. Don’t let anyone make you doubt yourself. You are smart enough, strong enough, and creative enough to do anything you want in life. So don’t choose “safe”. Choose “challenging”!

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Don’t waste your time worrying. Do your best in everything and let God take it from there. Worrying and second-guessing yourself is an insult to God’s wisdom. Just pray for His guidance in all things and leave it at that.

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Live simply. Once you start earning money don’t waste it on things. Use it for experiences – for yourself and later for your husband and children.

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Have as many kids as you want. They will bring you so much joy!

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Take good care of yourself, or you won’t be able to help anyone else. Speaking of which, start saving young for a rainy day. Monsoon season’s gonna come early for you.

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Let your hair grow and don’t bother with makeup in your coming teen years. Youth and health look better than anything in the “beauty” aisle 😉

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5 thoughts on “What I’d Tell My Ten-Year-Old Self”

  1. My favorite was the last one. That is so true. So many young girls though paint themselves up so much. It is a shame that they can’t see the natural beauty that is them.

  2. These are great!! I actually disagree with the last though. I was anti makeup and rarely brushed my hair in middle/high school (my mom and I had yelling matches about this, especially on picture day). Girls need that time to make a myriad of makeup mistakes, and then as adults they know what they’re doing. Now I’m in my twenties and still floundering 🙂

    1. LOL! I still flounder, too! In fact, I once watched and took notes on an entire makeup tutorial until they got to the part about hiding whisker stubble . . . it was for drag queens. *sigh* Still some good tips, though!

      1. That’s hilarious! Ok, I’m cisgender female, no Y chromosomes or anything but… I really need a tutorial on hiding whiskers! I’m only 28 but my facial hair is ridiculous. Recently I started sprouting dark hairs under my chin too, which are really hard to pluck. Yay.

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