Book Review | Things I Wish I Could Have Told My Younger Self
“Things I Wish I Could Have Told My Younger Self, is a debut publication. It is a reflection of life throughout the years and how greatly it changes. It is meant to be met with a light-heart and humorous nature.”
Things I Wish I Could Have Told My Younger Self is great quick read. Author Elizabeth Davis writes about the things she wish she could tell her younger self, incorporating memories from her childhood and lessons she learned as she got older. Don’t we all wish we could tell our younger self a few things?
While I wasn’t too fond of the writing style, there were some great lessons incorporated into the book.
There are two lessons in particular that Davis wrote about. These lessons really got me thinking about my own childhood and what I would tell my younger self.
The first is “I Will Never Be Like My Mother”. In truth, I don’t think my mother would have wanted me to be like her. She wanted more for me. While I won’t be like her in several ways, I like to think I have her best traits, like her unconditional love and support. I’m sure I got that from her.
Davis realized that she became like her mother in certain ways as well. She said, “I would like to tell my younger self that being like your mother is not the worst thing in the world, depending on what you take from it”. I think this is the perfect lesson because I was that young girl who hated everything about her mother. Now that she’s gone, I miss all the things I had taken for granted.
The second lesson is “Change Isn’t That Frightening”. While Davis considered change to be a scary thought, I was quite the opposite. I so desperately wanted things to change when I was younger. I wanted to get out of my home town and be somebody. So I embraced change and tried new things. Yes, change can be scary sometimes, but it’s inevitable. You’re either forced to change or you make the decision to change. Davis realized that change helped her grow and I could say that’s true for me too.
Thank you to Elizabeth Davis for sending me a copy to read in exchange for an honest review.
“I would tell myself to not be a wallflower and live a damn little. Sitting in the back of the class and being quiet and reserved all the time makes you forgettable.”
“If I never made mistakes I would have had nothing to learn from.”
About The Author
“E. A. Davis is a 30-something writer, blogger, and photographer in Saint Louis. She was born and raised in the city and has grown in up a very culturally diverse atmosphere. A supporter and lover of all things artistic and creative, including authors who are Indie/Self-Published.”