The Life of a Home Mom

Letter to My 46-Year-Old Self

In today’s challenge we get to write a letter to our self 10 years from now, so yes I’m totally giving away my age. That’s okay though, I no longer care how old I am. What would you tell yourself 10 years into the future?

Dear Self,

Hopefully, you are getting this in 10 years from the day I am writing, or who knows maybe in 10 years I will decide to look back on older posts and find this one. Wow, you have been through a lot in the past 46 years.  In the last 10 years, you have seen 3 of your children graduate high school and probably by now have your first grandchild, which I know you are spoiling and giving lots of hugs to him/her.  By now you are not only out of debt but close to buying your own home completely, you have a car of your own and are happy in life.

You no longer take out loans, your college is completely paid off and no more credit cards. You know better. You aren’t struggling financially and never will again. Those goals of yours have paid off, you are a success. Origami Owl took off and soared into the number one in the nation for direct selling and now your two daughters are selling it for you. Ya’ll are doing amazingly well and going on trips with the company, seeing new places.

You make most of the things by hand, give out gifts that are handmade and are still close to your children. I bet you had a blast on that cruise with Antonio, didn’t you? The agreement was he’d take you when you turned 40. How was it? Now you are in shape and have already done a mini-marathon don’t stop there though you know you can do more. Make sure you are spending time for yourself, not just your children. Hit a few of those bucket list ideas and have a blast. Remember I still want to visit Greece for a week and Italy for a month.

I know these last ten years were difficult and whatever challenges you had to go through you made it. Just know you are a strong person with whatever life throws at you and you don’t always have to do it yourself. Believe it or not there are people out there willing to help you, but if you don’t tell them what is wrong or what you are trying to do they won’t know and they won’t be able to help. Stand up for yourself more, learn to do some things on your own and enjoy life.

Live life to the fullest and don’t regret a second of it. I want to see you out there dancing in the rain, laughing on top of a hilltop and smiling the biggest smile I have ever seen on your face. Be happy, you have come so far. The challenges and trials life has thrown your way prove that you can be a survivor and the fact that you have such an amazing story to share means you better write a few books. You always wanted to help others and this is the key to doing it. SMILE!

Love yourself, 2014

What would you tell yourself 10 years into the future?


13 thoughts on “Letter to My 46-Year-Old Self

  1. i love how you used this as a way to track and make goals, keeping yourself responsible

  2. I love it, I keep saying I’m going to write one to myself. Great job.

  3. I love this idea, it is a great way to keep yourself on track and keep your goals in mind.

  4. I would like to say that my children have grown out of the insanely annoying stage and are now in a stage where we can enjoy them and have for at least 8 years. Seriously, this is what my husband and I look forward to every single day.


  5. wow, I can just imagine myself reading this letter in 10 years and it would probably be an eye opener as to what was driving me crazy at the moment and not the next. Wondering if what I had hoped for my kids came to fruition. probably at this moment i would not be sweating the small stuff.

  6. I’d hope that I’d finally be sleeping for 8 hours. I think this time with young children is so amazing and tiring at the same time. I’m afraid I’ll forget all the small things, so I’d probably write some of those too.

  7. What an inspiring post! I hope you get to visit Greece. I want to do the same thing!

  8. In ten years I will be facing a soon to be empty house. I’m not sure what I would say, maybe a few cherished memories from the kids being 6 & 8.

  9. It is definitely a bucket list goal I have. Ever since learning about it in school I have wanted to go. I want to explore the land, jump into the water, go fishing and sample the food while I am there.

  10. In 10 years, my son will be in college and my twin girls will be driving! Such a scary thought. Reminds me to enjoy them now when they are still young!

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