Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Advice to Your Younger Self - Melissa Keir


I saw this picture on Facebook and had to share it with my friends. It really hit home with me. I wasn’t an outgoing person growing up but I did like to shock others. I always justified that if people were talking about me, then they weren’t talking about my friends or family. When I look back on my younger years, there’s a lot I’d love to tell myself. There’s also so much I’d love to change. I was in such a hurry to grow up and move on with my life, that I didn’t appreciate the small things happening around me each day. I wasn’t always kind nor did I always do my best. Yet, now when I look at where I am today, I’m happy with my life. Maybe it took all those mistakes to get me to this place. I love writing and being an author. I enjoy helping other authors and reading their stories. I’ve made some wonderful friendships and have a happy homelife. My children are well-rounded and moral with a great sense of themselves. I suppose I would tell myself to slow down. Life is not a race. What would you tell your younger self? Remember to only use two words!



As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on topics of interest in the world of writing. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America, Mid-Michigan RWA, and EPIC. Melissa is always interested in improving her writing and believes in helping other authors. Author spotlights, book features and interviews are a few of the ways she showcases other authors on her blog.
Melissa doesn’t believe in down time. She’s always keeping busy. Melissa is a wife and mother, an elementary school teacher, a book reviewer, co-owner of a publishing company as well as an author. Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady Bunch, without Alice- a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry. She loves to write stories that feature “happy endings” and is often found plotting her next story.
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18 comments:

Sandy said...

Think, Talk! Those are my two words, Melissa. So many times I let my mouth overload my brain. lol Interesting post.

Sandy said...

Another one is, think-act. lol Get the idea!

Katalina Leon said...

I would tell my younger self, "Keep going."

shaunaknightauthorartist said...

Keep going. Katalina, looks like we're of the same mind on that!

Melissa Keir said...

Great comments everyone! I found it to be a challenge to use just two words! We are so much wiser. Why can't we know that when we were younger!

Melissa Keir said...

Thanks for having me stop by Roxy! Ahh the things we learn!

Jennifer Lowery Kamptner said...

Great post!! I would tell myself to Save Money! lol.

Mary Marvella said...

Say no! I said yes a few times too many!

Andrea Cooper said...
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Andrea Cooper said...

What two words would I tell my younger self? "No Fear". I missed out on a lot of things and made mistakes based on fears.

Karen Lopp said...

Wonderful post. Mine is -Be confident-. I was terribly shy as a youngster.

J.S. Wayne said...

Stand up.
When I was a kid, I had a hard time standing up for myself. This kept up well into my twenties. Now that I'm older, I find life's just too damn short not to be willing to stand up for yourself and others who can't stand up for themselves. So I do, and I don't get overly worked up about who I might offend while I'm doing it. ;)
Great post, Melissa!

Marianne Stephens said...

Write Now! I waited too long to start writing...should have started sooner but I put off my interest to handle family matters.

Jodie Esch said...

My two words to my younger self would be: Be Happy. I was way too serious and driven.

Susan Macatee said...

My two words would definitely be 'slow down'. When I was young, I was always thinking ahead to the future, instead of focusing on the here and now. I'm sure I missed a lot.

Ella Quinn - Romance Novelist said...

I think that's the reason we say, "Youth is wasted on the young." On the other hand, if you're happy with your life, everything in your past is what made you what you are today. Tweeted.

Gemma Juliana said...

Wonderful idea for a blog post, Melissa. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Life is a journey and it's nice when we can look back and see how we got where we are now. Two words is hard. I think it would have to be "lighten up" as I was way too serious as a child, but the first thought that came to mind was "Love Thyself"...

Melissa Keir said...

I'm in love with everyone's sayings. There is a blog that allows you to write a letter to Teen You... That's another one which would be great if I could. While all the past has gotten me to this point, I think I missed out on so much because I doubted myself, was single minded and was in too much of a hurry. :) Thank you all for stopping by!!

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