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A Note To My Younger Self

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Queen's U chapter.

Now in my early-20s (Woah, this felt weird to say), I started to think about everything I’ve experienced in my life and decided to write some advice to me, an 11-year old kid clueless about the world ahead of her.

To you, ten years ago… from you, ten years in the future.

Heartbreak is Necessary

Whether that’s a friend or a romantic break-up, it’s necessary to keep growing! Though it might feel like the end of the world at first, remind yourself that it’s temporary and it happened for a reason! It allows you to take a step back and reflect on your actions, what just happened, and how you can grow from it.

Nothing Lasts Forever

This piece of advice was always said to me, but I never understood the full effect until now. The negative feelings and experiences you might be going through WILL NOT last forever. But on the other side of that, sometimes the people and situations you think will always be in your life… aren’t.

If You Want Something, Keep Going After it

You won’t always get something on the first try. And that’s ok. Sometimes it’ll take more effort – but that doesn’t mean you should give up. Use it to motivate you! It’ll be worth it in the end, I promise.

Oh, The Friends You’ll Meet!

The friends you’re going to meet along the way will teach you some precious lessons! Whether that’s about life, love, relationships, or straight up just finding yourself… cherish them, and prioritize them in your life! They’re the people you’ll be making the most memories with.

Mehak Narula

Queen's U '22

Mehak Narula is a fourth-year student studying Linguistics and German Studies at Queen's University. In her free time, you can catch her watching anime, drawing, and buying (overpriced) coffee!