A Letter To My 5 Year Old Self
Start writing a post

A Letter To My 5 Year Old Self

Stay forever young.

A Letter To My 5 Year Old Self
Kidcessory Haven

Hello dear,

It's me. Just future me. There is so much I want to tell you, but I can't wait for you to find it out on your own as well.

Life is going to get hard, but that is okay. You stay in that bubble that you are in right now. Never stop believing in magic and miracles. Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something, because they will.

Throughout your life, people are going to want to bring you down. They will lie to you and hurt you. They will try to make you feel less than you are, but stay strong. Stay independent. Stay happy, at least as much as you can.

You are going to have hard days. You are going to have days where you don't want to get out of bed. That is okay. On those days; just stay in bed. Watch some Netflix, read a book, take a nap, its okay to have bad days. Just don't make them your life.

Lets talk about your parents for a moment. They are going to hurt you and they will disappoint you. Not going to lie, its going to suck. The two people who you came into this world trusting more than anything are going to let you down. This is going to teach you to forgive. You have no choice but to give your parents for everything, because you love them. Even when they hurt you.

In not too long you are going to have a little sister. I know you have mixed feelings about this, but she's going to belong to you. Take care of her. Look out for her. Show her that you love her, even when you don't like her. Just let her play with you and your friends, she will get bored shortly anyways. One day, it is going to be the two of you against the world, and you are going to want her support for that. Just remember, you do love her. Even when she throws her shoes at you.

Lets move up about 10 years when boys start to actually matter. Whatever you do, don't trust that boy on the football team, trust me. Actually, don't trust most boys. You will, however, one day, find a boy who loves you and treats you like a princess. That is the boy who you want in your life forever. It is okay to be scared when you do find him. Commitment and trust are hard things, especially with a boy; but one day you will realize this is what you've been waiting for. I hope you do find that kind of love.

Now your future. This is going to be tricky because I am still figuring it out. All i can say is, don't stress. Live a free life where you want to travel and be yourself. Don't let boys or family or friends distract you from what is important. Especially don't let society tell you who you need to be. Just be you. Be your little happy, bubbly self.

I hope that you remember what you felt at five years old. That joy and love that you feel. Don't ever lose your hope and imagination. Don't ever grow up.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.


The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments