Phylicia Rashad’s Letter to Her 21 Year Old Self

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“Dear Phylicia,
Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what’s really in front of you. And what really is in front of you? You are. You don’t even know yourself yet. You think you know and you want to assert that you do, now that you’re a certain age, but you don’t. What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first. There are long-term repercussions to what you’re doing now. Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways—ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.”

With high hopes for you,

Phylicia

 If you could write a letter to your younger self what would it say?

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8 thoughts on “Phylicia Rashad’s Letter to Her 21 Year Old Self

  1. Self, be patient. Everything comes in due time. Embrace yourself, take your opportunities, listen to wise council and realize that God and yourself are TOP priority.

  2. I would write: “Quit worrying- about EVERYTHING. God’s got it!” and I would also write: “You are enough. You have what you need. Be confident. Quit trippin.g xo”:-)

  3. Dont know what I would write, i feel im young now….:( I’m getting older aren’t I, god i feel like 30 is right around the corner lol. I guess i could write a letter to my current self.

  4. am 27..i would say to my 21 yr old self is BE AT PEACE WITH YOURSELF,GOD DIDNT MAKE MISTAKES WHEN HE CREATED YOU…JUST BE STILL Before Him

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