Today is considered #ThrowbackThursday in the social media world and I was just reflecting on the past & which photo I could upload for the hashtag. Of course thinking of the past brings all the good and bad memories. But instead of spiraling into a sad mood when thinking of bad/painful memories (which is so easy for me to do) I thought of what I would tell myself if I could speak to the Stephanie in the past.
So here it goes:
1.) You can and WILL get through this. Is it super hard right now? Yes. Will it last forever? No…nothing ever does.
2.) That whole timeline of your life, you know…the one where you have mapped out all the milestones you would like to achieve and at what age…? Yeah, so just go ahead and throw that shit out. Or at least understand that everything doesn’t happen when you want. There will come obstacles, delays, curve balls—in short, life can get messy. Try to stay in the present and just recalculate whenever your life is getting off course, sort of like GPS.
Of course when life doesn’t go the way we planned it can get frustrating but look, life is not a race, even though….
3.) Time moves at super sonic rates the older you get. It will seem like everytime you blink it’s Christmas or your birthday– again, all there to remind you of how fast you’re aging. It’s disturbing. But maybe motivating to go out there and really live your life! Cuz time is flying by, with or without you.
So there are just a few life tips I would give myself if I could somehow go back in time and pass them to myself.
Even knowing these tidbits now, I still have to remind myself every now and then. Because I am human and I can get irrational and such.
Now, this can’t help my past self (because somehow time machines do not exist yet) but maybe anyone reading this can benefit from it. 🙂