A Letter to My 20 Yr Old Self

A letter to my younger self

Do you ever wish you could go back into the past and tell yourself a few things? I wish I could! Here’s my letter to my 20 year old Self.

A letter to my younger self

Dear 20 Yr Old Self,

This is your upper 30 something self with some advice for you. Boy, do I have a lot to tell you.

Worry less. You worry too much! You need to relax. Don’t worry about the future so much. Things will happen. You are going in the right direction just keep going. Don’t look back.

Have FUN!! Girl, this is the time for fun. You will need fun memories to look back on when you are older. You will want those fun experiences of “Remember when….?” Play more. Still be careful and don’t do anything stupid, but just have fun. Enjoy this time.

Hang out more with Friends: This goes along with the above with having fun. Friends are priceless. Things are going to change as marriages and kids come along. Use this time to go out and experience life together. Make more memories.

Travel More. This is a MUST. Don’t say no to trips because you don’t think you can afford it. You can’t afford much but wait until you have kids. You will not have ANY money to travel. Those travel plans that come along and you turn down, go for it!

Learn More about Your Grandparents. You love you Grandparents dearly. You truly do, but you will never get them back once they are gone. They have world experiences and memories of what life was like for them that is totally different now. Take the time to visit with them and see what life was like.

Take Better Care of Your Skin. Please, please take care of your skin. No tanning beds!  You think tanned skin will make you look prettier on vacations and your wedding. Just say no. Wear sunscreen every single day. Yes, every single day. Wear a hat. You won’t look silly. And who cares if you do? You will thank me later.


Sleep More.  For goodness sake, you will never get a chance to just sleep like you do now. After you have kids, goodbye good sleep. Yes, your kids will sleep but it’s not the same. Glorious, worry free sleep. Sleep all you want!

You will have everything you need at my age. You may not have everything you dreamed of, but you have enough. If you take the time to do the things above you will be so very thankful. You will feel more fulfilled and content. Take care of yourself and enjoy each day. Rest assured, you will be a happy 30 something girl with lots of fun and adventures ahead of you.

Xo xo

Your Upper 30 Something Self



What would you go back and tell your younger self???

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Wishing I could go back in time and tell myself a few things.

11 Replies to “A Letter to My 20 Yr Old Self”

  1. I love this. The travel more is my favorite, along with the wear hats/use sunscreen. I wish I could return to my 20 year old something. Thank you so much for this post, I loved reading it and it is great encouragement.

    Found you via Mom Resource/Fb page 🙂

  2. I was raised with my grandparents. Even though I had daily contact with them, I wish I had talked more about other things. I miss my grandma so much. I wish I could go back in time and spend some extra hours with her.
    Beautiful and inspiring letter!

  3. This is great. I think all of us upper 30 somethings can relate! Lol. When I was younger, in my lower 20s, a woman asked me what type of moisturizer I used on my skin. When I told her none, her jaw dropped. She said that it would catch up to me. Sadly, she was right =-( Great post, I enjoyed reading it. -Krista

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