With the release of Netflix’s new program The Crown, we’ve been introduced to a side of the royal family and Queen Elizabeth II in particular, that we really didn’t know. It is so interesting watching this young monarch navigate her way through such a challenging set of circumstances. As a 90 year old woman, I wonder what Queen Elizabeth II would tell her younger self? Netflix has always been a welcome space for strong leading women, facing challenging circumstances – think Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones and now the resurgence of the Gilmore Girls. To celebrate the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix invited a few of their leading ladies to write letters to their younger selves.
Take a look at Queen Elizabeth’s letter to her younger self…
So, what would I say to my younger self?
In a strange way the idea of writing my younger self a letter feels sort of like the scene from Back to the Future. Remember when Doc refuses to look at the letter that Marty wrote to him about the future. Would I want my younger self to know what I now know? I’m not sure that I would. I opted to simply encourage my younger self…trying not to give too many secrets away. After all, life is for living – failures and all.
So, what would you say to your younger self? Would you be encouraging, funny or would you warn yourself of the difficulties ahead?
DISCLOSURE: I AM PART OF THE NETFLIX STREAM TEAM AND HAVE BEEN COMPENSATED FOR THIS ARTICLE, HOWEVER THE OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.
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