Submitted Date 04/16/2019

If I could go back and meet my younger self, I would have so much to say.

I would tell her that she is strong, and doesn't need everyone's approval.

I would tell her that it's ok to not be in a relationship. That it's better to love yourself before loving someone else

I would tell her to stop procrastinating, and just do what you want to do. Life is too short to slow yourself down.

I would tell her to value herself and stop letting people buy her for pennies.

It might be late to tell her that. Instead, I will fix what I can. I will teach this to the new generation of girls, instead.

To all of the young girls out there:

Know your worth

Dont let these guys run over you

Support each other, women are stronger United than divided

Don't let a guy destroy your self esteem for his enjoyment

Know that you are beautiful, strong, worthy, loved, and brilliant

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  • Tomas Chough 4 years, 12 months ago

    Wow great message. If I ever have a daughter I'll really take these things into account (same goes for all women of course). Thanks for sharing!

    • Darlene Hayder 4 years, 12 months ago

      Thank you. Its really helpful to hear this from fathers too! A positive Male role model in a young girls life helps lead to a well rounded girl!

  • Ceara 4 years, 12 months ago

    This is so important to acknowledge, thank you. Definitely things we need to be cognizant of promoting for the young girls out there.

  • No name 4 years, 12 months ago

    SO TRUE! make sure you can love yourself first and never settle for people who make you feel lesser. Not even just guys and girls, in any relationship.

    • Darlene Hayder 4 years, 12 months ago

      Very true about not letting anyone, no matter what relationship to treat you badly.

  • Miranda Fotia 4 years, 11 months ago

    Beautiful message! Thanks for sharing!