Five Decades on 5 things I would tell my younger self

Five decades! There has to be an exclamation mark after those two little words. I have now spent over half a century on our beautiful planet, I am grateful for everyday the good and the bad. I wouldn’t want it any other way. How about you?

So when Lumity life sent me some day and night anti aging supplements and asked me to write about what  life lessons I would tell my younger self I agreed.

Not only have I heard great reviews about the supplements themselves, but I also thought it would be a good exercise to look back and review the past five decades of my life. To put them in perspective and prepare to greet the next five, hopefully?

 

Five Decades on 5 things I would tell my younger self

 

Five decades:

The first 10 years.

As I approach my mid fifties and look back over the years (something I have learnt not to do, preferring to always look forward never back) Imagining and remembering my younger self and wish I could tell her a few things to help her on her way…

I would tell my 10 year old Donny Osmond loving, gangly self  ‘You are beautiful, you are clever and you are kind’ To think I thought myself ugly stupid and selfish. I wasn’t I was just a 10 year old little girl, adjusting to a very bumpy time in her life…

 

Five Decades on 5 things I would tell my younger self

Me aged 7 and my darling Nan in Switzerland

 

 

You are beautiful, you are clever and you are kind  

 

My second decade, those amazing 20’s

At 21, I was flying around the world, falling in love and either breaking hearts or getting my own broken.

To that fantastically brave and adventurous girl I would say “go for it, enjoy every second and dont take it all so seriously, it will be gone in a flash”

 

Five Decades on 5 things I would tell my younger self

 

“go for it, enjoy every second and dont take it all so seriously, it will be gone in a flash”

 

A third decade: settling down in my thirties.

At 32 I bought my own flat in Brighton. Met my future husband and began the ‘grown up’ phase! To that hard working woman. I would say ” You are on the right track and doing brilliantly keep going, I am so proud of your independant achievements”

 

You are on the right track and doing brilliantly keep going, I am so proud of your independant achievements”

 

Five Decades on 5 things I would tell my younger self

 

The fourth one was a rocky road.

For various personal reasons, good and bad, losing grandparents, having children etc. My early forties were hard. To that woman I would say what my Mum always says “This will pass and you will be happier than you have ever been in your life very soon, hang in there girl”

 

“This will pass and you will be happier than you have ever been in your life very soon, hang in there girl”

 

My fifth and present decade.

My fifties have been marvelous, what can I say? That I am happier and more confident in myself and my abilities than ever before. I have a wonderful life, however it wasn’t handed to me on a plate, I worked for everything in it.

My only worries are the health problems that come with ageing. Advice to myself would be “look after every aspect of your health, get out and exercise more, eat healthily” and perhaps take the occasional health supplements to help with this”

 

Five Decades on 5 things I would tell my younger self

 

“look after every aspect of your health, get out and exercise more, eat healthily”

 

Lumity life

With my own sensible advice ringing in my ears, I have been taking Lumity life’s best selling natural day and night anti ageing supplements 

You take 2 in the morning and 2 at night. It’s too early to say if they have helped with my skin hair or nails. I have been taking them over a week and my energy levels are definitely up, so that is a bonus. I have a months supply so I will report back with any updates…

What would you say to your younger self? With five decades of life behind me I found it an interesting and valuable exercise…try it for yourself, write down 5 things you would say to your younger self.

 

Five Decades on 5 things I would tell my younger self

 

This is what my Mum has to say on the subject of aging… 

 

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8 Comments

  1. 28/09/2018 / 14:56

    Loved seeing your pictures Ashley. A thoughtful reflective post. I would say to my 20 something self, don’t be so serious and live a little. I remember working very hard, with unsocial hours, as a reporter, and not having any holidays! Thankfully, have made up for it since.

    • 28/09/2018 / 15:58

      Thank you Gail, I regard that as a high compliment coming from such a talented writer such as yourself. Yes it so easy to see everything in hindsight I agree!
      Best wishes
      Have a great weekend
      Ashley x

  2. 03/09/2018 / 20:53

    So long since I’ve visited but what a great time to come calling. I love this post and think it’s a great exercise to review our lives and see the personal growth that’s taken place. Your younger self would never have believed what a success you’d made of your life after half a century! Well done Ashley, you’ve gone from strength to strength!
    Anna x

    • 04/09/2018 / 11:05

      Hello and thank you Anna
      best wishes
      Ashley x

  3. 01/09/2018 / 21:41

    Loved this post! I too was a Donny fan and we sound very similar at the same age. Love that younger photo! You look like a professional Yuppie type! I’m just going to sit back now and think about what I would tell myself. The importance of applying neck cream would be one of them. If only I listened to mother! xx

    • 02/09/2018 / 15:11

      haha yes thats a good one,
      I wasn’t a yuppie! forgot about that word… but I probs went out with one?
      xxx

  4. 01/09/2018 / 11:34

    Yes I bought my first property in Brighton! what a coincidence! Enjoy your trip!
    Ashley x

  5. 01/09/2018 / 08:05

    What a lovely post! I actually only Read that you used to live in Brighton! Wow! That s my favorite place to be! I am meeting two bloggers there in a week!
    No kidding, I did read all of it of course!