#DearMe : Advice to my younger self

In honor of Women's Day, Youtube announced a trend called #DearMe. The topic of this trend was "If you could give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be? " I wanted to jump in right away but I couldn't manage to post on exact 8th March. It's something too close to my heart, so I decided to do it even after a few days.

Dear 14-years-old-Noor,
I know you're a tad bit confused with a lot of life matters. But you can't be blamed. Teen-age is difficult like that. So it's okay. A normal person can't handle life, studies, friendships and everything else ALL at once. But I am glad you did try, at least. If you were to look ahead and find your empowered 17 years old, you wouldn't be half as worried as you're right now. Believe me, things get better and it's not just a metaphorical saying.

My first advice to you is don't follow stupid fashion advises. Leave it for your future self. Bet you, you'll look far great when you use every single thing on this innocent face when it's needed. Which isn't really needed right now.

Second advice, family comes first. Repeat it with me, family comes first. There is no one and can't ever be, for you, other than your family. If you keep taking everyone as serious as you're right now, you'll be doomed. I swear. Okay, well.

Third advice, studying is too important. You can't get into your dream institutions unless you try hard and actually focus on your studies rather than anything else. What is meant to be will surely happen, no one can change it. Just don't compromise your studies.

Fourth advice, GROW UP FOR GOD'S SAKE! You can't just leave everything on "my parents will do". You gotta stand up for what is needed to be done. Why drag your parents everywhere? You're freaking fourteen doe.
(sorry, I guess I got pretty pissed on this 14 years old girl, silly)

Fifth advice, you will be amazed how time changes everything, literally. You'll be squealing with delight if you could see this red dip-dyed hair, confident and brightly smiling Noor who isn't afraid of any sort of changes or challenges. Who has better marks in Math than you ever did. Who has better friends than you had. Who can pull off winged eye liner better than you. This is what happens when you just believe and keep working on your mess. Never stop being creative. Never stop dreaming. Never stop doing what makes you happier.

With love,
Your future self
(who's more fab than you, hah! )

What's the piece of advice you'll give to your younger self?
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Linking up with Kim's link party set up for this trend #DearMe


  1. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Pakistan? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Pakistan in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

  2. I heart all the advice ,you are too good girl xx

  3. Great advice Noor! :) I'm sure the past you is so proud of the present you and your future you. Lol. I'm 23 and has just learned how to do the perfect eyeliner.

  4. This is a great post, Noor. Great advice! It's nice to know you a bit more. :) and yes you are more fab than to the younger you :D

    - Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

  5. I did this last week! That's some great advice there :D It's awesome to write back to your younger self.
    Natalie @findingmyownvoice7.blogspot.com

  6. Haha, don't be so hard on your 14-year-old self! :P I enjoyed reading this post and all your advices! I wish I knew what time had in bag for me all those years back! xx

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  8. I love your #DearMe post, Noor! I hope you'll add it to the linky at my place! It's open all month long.

    Women's Day Linky @ 2justByou


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