Note to Self

Note to Self

Guest blogger: Nsovo Mayimele

As we celebrate women’s month in South Africa, I took a moment to reflect on of all the mistakes I made and the right things I did to prepare myself for womanhood.

am a 26-year-old young woman, who doesn’t have it all together. But, I am glad I am working towards a goal. Looking back to when I was young, there are certain things I wish someone could have told me, lessons that I should have learned a lot earlier. Although I am happy with the life I am leading, I have made my own fair share of mistakes. I made enemies that could have become valuable friends, spent money that I should have saved and wasted time that could have been better used.

I decided to write a letter with advice to my 15-year-old self, with the hope that it will be useful to someone who is in their journey to womanhood:

Read Nsovo’s letter here >

What would you tell your younger self? 

Perhaps to be more gentle to yourself
and to recognize the uniqueness you possess.

Maybe you’d like to also write
a letter to your younger self. 

BONUS: Read another story on about Writing to your Younger Self >


BONUS:  Read another story to help you celebrate your uniqueness


4GGL thanks Girls’ Globe for this story! 

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Nsovo Mayimele is a pharmacist and part-time lecturer at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria, South Africa. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Pharmacy, with a focus on Public Health and Management.

  • She currently serves as Secretary of the Junior Public Health Association of South Africa (JuPHASA), Social Development Officer of the International Youth Council South Africa (IYCSA), and a health advisor for the Pan African Youth Union (PYU).
  • She is involved with Chrovon Dreams, an organization that promotes and advocates for education for marginalized youth in South Africa. Nsovo is interested in current affairs, politics, and policy. She strongly believes in gender equality and thinks that women, too, are able to lead households, communities, economies and countries. 


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