“Dear Me…” As I think about those words and all of the thousands of things I would want to tell my younger self, such as “study harder and focus more, “ or “do not buy into the 80’s clothes trends,” or “that boy is SO not worth your time,” or “travel, travel, travel,” the true foundation of who I am and what I would want myself to know comes to mind.
Self Confidence – “Believe that you can do whatever you want to with the unique skills that you have as an individual. You a strong woman and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Do not hold back, YOU CAN do it.“
Self Awareness – “There will be times in your life when you think that you heart in breaking in a thousand pieces, but your strength, perseverance and ability to lean on your family and friends will lift you back up.”
Friendship – “You will be amazed by the incredible people that will make you a better person through their kindness, loyalty, thoughtfulness, humor, honesty and their extraordinary unconditional love.”
Life – “You will be okay and live every moment the very best that you can.”
What advice would YOU give your younger self?
In honor of International Women’s Day, join us in accepting YouTube’s invitation to empower teenage girls by sharing your fears, inspirations and hard-won wisdom in a video letter to your younger self. It all starts with two words: #DearMe
—Mary & Claire