This post is part of the series of letters to our younger selves, sending them hope, courage, and the love it takes to grow older and wiser. My hope is that this series will encourage others, young and old, to be a better version of themselves starting right now, today!

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This post is reprinted with permission from the author, Mrs. RKFJ, blogger and creator of And Starring As Herself

Dear Younger Self,

Here are ten things I wish to pass on to you:

1. You *WILL* finally find that right shade of red. It takes many years, many salons, some mishaps, and some down right ugliness, but there is a red that suits your skin tone and resembles Lucille Ball.

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2. You like, no you LOVE, coffee.  Don’t bother with an expensive machine.  You will replace your coffee maker about every 8 months because this will be used so much in your house.

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3.  That eleven kids talk is FOOLISHNESS.  You have two (three if you count The Mister) and they do enough driving you crazy.  Can you really picture 9 more kids calling your name?


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4. Yes, you should obey the law but every “no” isn’t truly a no.

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5. That career you have planned; it’s not going to flow the way you see on TV.  So prepare for a new adventure every day.


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6. Your mind needs to stay focused and clear.  You CAN do it!

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7. Which leads me to do:  You CAN be your own worse enemy if you allow this to be your way of thinking.

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8. You will still love Batman.  He gets less campy and more brooding.

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9. Life is a journey, not a destination.

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10.  [The kids] You will love them so much it hurts.

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Over to you…

If you would like to write a letter to your younger self to be featured in this series, contact me. The more the merrier! 🙂

Wassuper, it’s yo girl, Kesha and I believe we should Be the Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios because life is more interesting when you dare to be different and challenge what’s “normal!” I am wildly passionate about helping highly driven women pursue fantabulous relationships, juicytastic careers/bizzes, and authentically inspired lives.

Dear Younger Self: Red Hair, Kids, and Unpredictability
  • Hi Lakesha, we all grow up with our imperfections only to discover our beautiful selves in the right age. I would agree that convincing an ugly child about this good phase in youth is really a tough task. However, we all learn to live with reality over time.


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