Advice To My 10 Year Old Self


Turn off the television and make something. Anything. Make a pinwheel. Make a lasagna. Make a paper football. Then, keep trying to make it better.

Stick up for the underdog now, reap the benefits later.

If someone you love cooked, baked or re-heated it for you, eat it without hesitation.

Don’t squish the ants just because you can.

Say “yes” or say “no” loudly when it matters.

Save every birthday card from your grandmother.

Take care of your skin. Take care of your teeth. Take care of your knees.

Be kind to people who can’t do anything for you.

Invite every single classmate to your birthday party. No exceptions.

Don’t ever pretend to be stupid.

Take any part in the school musical. (When you get older, you’ll have to try-out!)

Put at least one healthy thing and one unhealthy thing in your daily lunchbox.

Clothes don’t matter. But having a clever Halloween costume does.

Wear out your library card on books that you enjoy reading.

Keep cartwheeling so that you can keep cartwheeling.


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2 thoughts on “Advice To My 10 Year Old Self

  1. This is so lovely. I stumbled across it and read on my daughter’s tenth birthday too! How perfect. We pinned it to our bulletin board so we can reread it frequently. Wishing you all the best as you embark on motherhood.


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