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Dear Younger Me

Posted Jun 16 2014, 4:16 pm in , , , , ,

writng gif.Have you ever wished you could go back in time and talk to your younger self?   What if you could write a letter and have it be carried back in time? What would you tell yourself? Here is a letter I wrote. XOX! 


 Dear Younger Me,

As I look back at what I could have
accomplished if I’d had the courage, I wish I could tell you to go for
it. Whatever it is, just go for it. You ARE smart enough to write. You
ARE personable enough to step forward and make friends. And you AREN’T
too skinny. You’ll miss that someday. Trust me on this one.
No, you will not marry Captain Kirk, but you know that man that you saw
when you were 10 with the long blond hair and wicked black muscle car?
Yep, you’re going to marry him just like you said you would, and you’ll
stay married for at least, as of the writing of this letter, 30 years.
Cherish every moment with your children. No, it is not possible to tell them
you love them too much. And when they flood a small town south of
Albuquerque? Don’t be too hard on them. How many kids can say they’ve
flooded a small town? It’ll look adventurous on a resume.
Don’t take anything for granted. Especially your mind. Eat for good health
and a clear mind. Love your family, even the weird part.
And remember always: When you fail, get back up, dust yourself off, and try
again. You’ll never get anywhere by pouting. Also, there will soon be a
Powerball jackpot worth over $600 million. Here are the numbers.
                                                                                        Older Me

PS, Your little sister rocks and you become best friends. Stop treating her like a leper.



What would you say in your letter?

Note:  This fun letter was first posted during the Darynda Jones blog tour at Addicted 2 Heriones.  Check out this wonderful site!


37 responses to “Dear Younger Me”

  1. Michelle says:

    LOL 🙂 Loved your letter, might have to write one of my own. Love all your books as well, got the newest one on audio on release day and listened to the entire thing in one sitting. I love love love Charley Davidson, and Lorelei King reading her is the epitome of amazing. (I do a complete re-read re-listen to the series with every other book. So i’ve read and listened to the series 3 times so far). I have to say i’m kind of shocked at the ending of Sixth Grave on the Edge, it’s not that I didn’t expect it, just didn’t expect it now. Now i’m curious to see how it will work out with Charley doing the things she does. Hope that was vauge enough, didn’t want to post any spoilers, if it wasn’t feel free to remove my comment. Also the taglines at the beginning of the chapters were particularly funny for this book. I especially loved the one about Legos the bane of my existence 🙂 Can’t wait for the 7th book, if you happen to ever have an extra ARC laying around that you need to give away…just saying 🙂 Also the P.S. part of you letter makes me think that you derived Charley’s relationship with Gemma from your own with your sister?

  2. sheli says:

    Your letter was inspirational and fun to read. I write in a journal sometimes but never considered writing to my younger self…unless I can count writing to my daughter (probably something she will never see…)

  3. Angela says:

    Enjoyed your letter to your self, made me think about what i would put on mine. Haven’t had a chance to pick up my hold copy at my local branch of the library. So Looking forward to it: )

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