You’re The Future That Your Younger Self Hoped And Prayed For

Make Your Younger Self Proud

Lalaina Rackson
Jun 7, 2018 · 4 min read

Isn’t that crazy that the you that you are right now could be the you that younger you wished they could see if they could see into the future?

You know, those times when younger you was like “Oh I wish that I could see into the future!” well, you are the future that that younger you would have seen.

So, are you the person that younger you would have been happy to see and proud to become?

Or would younger you look at you right now and think “Is that what I have become?! What happened to me?”

Personally, I want to be the person that my younger self would have loved to become but that she was unaware that she could ever be.

I want to do the things that my younger self would have loved to do but that she was unaware that she could ever do.

Everything that she never believed she could do/be, I want to do/be just that plus a little more.

Every doubt that she had about herself and the future, I want to be the certainty that she will turn out great.

You might be thinking that it’s weird that I talk about my younger self as if she was a third person.

But honestly this little exercise really helps me put things into perspective.

Whether you’ll turn out to be an inspiration to other people is relative to each individual.
If they like you, they like you and if they don’t, they don’t. That’s their choice and as much as we try to make people like us, ultimately other people decide whether you’re inspiring to them or not. Even if you’re the most inspiring person ever, it’s still their choice whether they like you or not.

But one thing that I would hate to become is someone that my own younger self would have hated.

And that’s why everything that I do, I do them with my younger self in mind.

Everything that I do is my gift to my younger self.

My younger self deserves to become everything that she hoped to become and more.

And I want to be that person.

So I work hard everyday to become someone that she would have loved to see if she could see into the future.

I might make mistakes and I might not always be 100% someone that she would have been proud to see but no matter what, I never forget who I’m really doing this for.

And I make sure that I don’t disappoint her.

You might think that it’s kind of conceited of me to only think of myself but the truth is that I also think of other people, such as my family, friends and my potential family for when the time will come for me to have one of my own.

I do also want to make those people proud and happy but you also cannot forget to make yourself proud and happy of your own self.

Because ultimately, this is your life and you have to be happy and proud of the way that you’re living it.

And by keeping my younger self in mind while I over come all the trials and tribulations of life, helps me remember myself.

In the end, I am not just doing things just to please other people but I’m also most importantly, trying to please myself.

Often times people forget about themselves.

And I used to be one of those people.

Always trying to make everybody else proud while their own self is drowning without nobody caring to save them.

And eventually that self becomes the propriety of other people.

It becomes whatever other people wants it to become.

And it is only happy whenever other people wants it to be happy.

And suddenly, you don’t know who you are anymore or why you’re doing what you’re doing.

That’s why I think that keeping your younger self in mind is a great way to never forget who you were, who you are and who you’re supposed to be.

Your younger self will guide you into becoming just who you were supposed to be.

So when in doubt, look at your younger self and listen to what it’s telling you.

If you can make your younger self proud then that means that you’re probably doing this thing that we call “Life” right!


L’Artiste Mag n°17 ft. Janelle Monae

L’Artiste Mag, is a magazine dedicated to all the dreamers, doers, creatives, weirdos, lovers and overall incredible human beings. The goal of this magazine is to wake up your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were younger, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.


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L'ARTISTE Mag

L'ARTISTE Mag is a Magazine to awaken your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were younger, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.

Lalaina Rackson

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Every child is born authentic, the problem is how to remain authentic once we grow up. — Email me: LalainaRackson@gmail.com

L'ARTISTE Mag

L'ARTISTE Mag is a Magazine to awaken your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were younger, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.

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