Five Minute Friday - meet

Every Friday we unite for five minutes. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on meet.

If I were walking down the street, the 36 year old me.
The one that is closer to 40 than 30 and 20 is a distant memory.
And there she was, the 20 year old me, I see her, I want to meet her.
And this is what I would say...

Sabrina, you are going to be okay.
You worked really hard to get here, you had one goal in mind since you were 8 and you did it.
But, it's not over.
This isn't the end.

Sabrina, I know you are scared all of the time.
No, that part of you will never go away.
Every time you start, try, think about something new, your first reaction is still fear.
But, and this is the important part so really listen to me.
Fear, it makes you hungrier.
Fear drives you and makes you work harder and do more so embrace it.
Let it guide you.
Just make sure you never say no to an opportunity because of it.

Sabrina, you have created and defined a family that will all go and lead their own lives.
So, you will do it again, and this time, it's for good.
You are going to meet a really good person,
he is going to be your balance.
Laugh with him.

Sabrina, you are going to have two kids.
Stop fighting it, they are coming, and they are great.
You already know all the crazy that comes with parenthood and I know how much weight there is but
you are going to love it.
I can't tell you why, it doesn't make any sense, but you love it.
And, not just because you love them.
Do not be a serious parent, do not be harsh, have so much fun with this crew because once again, they are going to go out and define their own family so treat your precious time together as precious.

If I could meet her, I would tell her to keep working hard, keep running, eventually you will be running towards something and not away.

If I could meet her, I would tell her to



  1. Debby says:

    Stopping by from FMF. What a great message you are giving to yourself. Laugh, love, live!

  2. I loved this! I felt like it was written to me. It reminded me to not be so worried. Fear is a huge part of my life currently, and it's a constant battle of will to not be eaten up by it. Thank you for writing this!

    1. childhood says:

      I think we all battle with it but as long as we allow it to make us work a little harder instead of not even take that chance, then it really is okay. Glad we were neighbors today.

  3. Cheryl says:

    I love what you have to tell your younger self. "Running towards something and not away." Good words.

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