Dear me….

Last week, there was a prompt on The Blogging Meetup where members were asked to write a letter to their future self… It got me thinking and I really wanted to post something relating to the prompt last week but I waited to do it today… because IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

I’m usually extremely excited about my birthday, but for some unknown reason this year I’ve been dreading it. I’ve moaned about the day over and over to some of my closest friends and I think they just about had enough of me LOL.

I moaned about how I didn’t like the age I was turning because it was too random. I moaned about how I didn’t have anything special planned. Thinking back now, I should really apologise to them for being such a spoil sport LOL.

Seeing that prompt made me realise I had more to be thankful for… and maybe just maybe my ‘issues’ were inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. Here’s a letter to myself… about all the things about now that I would like to remember in the future.


There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.

– William Barclay


Dear Amina,

I’ve watched you… I’ve watched you change from who you used to be…change for the better. I’ve watched you grow, become more reasonable, become more patient.

I know sometimes you miss a part of the person you were in a past life – the part that was carefree… But you’ve learnt to pick your battles.

I know you miss your friends…the good friendships that left an impact…the friendships that have run their course and that’s ok. We all have different journeys in life.

Journeys…

Remember what you have now. Remember the moments that make you smile and keep you going. It’s perfectly ok to put yourself first sometimes. The world is not going to stop revolving if you do…

Be happy. Stay happy. Remember you have the ability to choose what your freedom looks like.

Never stop writing

Let the alphabets merge
Merge into words from your mind
Filling blank pages
Making them beautiful…

Don’t stop trying to make yourself a better version; growth is important!

Love…

Love yourself. Love your imperfections. Love your scars. Realise your beauty! Accept yourself!

Don’t ever stop dreaming

I hope that you’ll hold on to your experiences… The small ones, the big ones, the ones that scare you. For these experiences will mould you.

Know that you are not defined by the problems and challenges you encounter…

Time will pass
Things will always change
Just put in your best
And watch life unfold

Opportunities are endless – make sure you seize them!!!


“Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.” 

― Jennifer Elisabeth


All in all, trust yourself, trust the decisions you make – trust that you know what you’re doing because you’re extraordinary!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!! Cheers to me, cheers to you, cheers to us!!!

With love from,

Amina x

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. nvsubbaraman says:

    A fine meaningful and inspiring letter to the self. Any how happy birth day to you!-though belated greeting!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

  2. Ioana says:

    Happy Birthday, Amina! Stay beautiful! 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you Ioana. Much appreciated xxx

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Princess Shelda says:

    Very nice, thanks for sharing Amina!
    Love Princess Shelda
    Child Of The King

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you for reading 🙂

      Like

  4. Mai says:

    I feel every word you wrote for yourself .. its actually a very nice prompt. It will surely empower you when you read that for yourself. Thanks so very much for sharing Amina!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading this Mai

      Like

  5. I’ve seen this sort of thing before and I think it is brilliant! An awesome letter Amina, keep up the wonderful work. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you as always Lauren x

      Like

  6. tmisseghers says:

    Happy, happy birthday!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

  7. Happy birthday to you Amina.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you Romanus

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Gabi says:

    Happy belated birthday! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you so much Gabi

      Like

  9. Kewrites says:

    Happy birthday Amina! lovely words to self

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you. Thank you for reading as well 🙂

      Like

  10. iamioana says:

    Good job Amina:) I knew your Dear me post will be good. I knew that from our conversetions by comments. Trust yourself Amina, I know you will be better when you will read this latter again(old Amina).
    You should leave me your e-mail for chatting. kisses

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you Ioana. You can email me here – odukoyamina@gmail.com

      Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂

      Like

  11. wordpalettes says:

    Loving yourself is the most important of all loves…this is a testament of your strength and ability to acknowledge that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      True words!

      Like

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