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Letter To My Teenage Self

Dear Teenage Me,

So right now you think the whole world is against you, well let me tell you one thing, they are not!

You’ve just finished your GCSE’s and don’t worry you pass all of them, even though yo never studied. You are now going to go on to sixthform to start your journey to become an accountant, but that actually changes. You will end up dropping out of sixth form due to some vile people you think are your friends. That leads you to start college instead and actually starting your journey to work with children. Then leads you to start your online university course for childhood and youth studies!

Also, right now your heart is broken from your first love. But believe me when I tell you that your first love isn’t actually your first love. Not matter how many promises were made to be together forever, he is not the person who is your forever. The boy who had you losing sleep because he was all you could think about. That boy who had you skipping meals because you thought it was better to stay skinny and not gain weight in case he didn’t love you anymore. Trust me yo do gain weight throughout the years but it actually makes you healthier and stronger. Just trust me when I tell you it does get better, you may not realise it now but boys come and go and will continue to come and go, you haven’t found your ‘forever’ by the age of twenty two but you do not mind, you realise that love can wait a while.

All those friends you are currently with and think are your ‘Bff’s’ believe me they are not. Right now you feel like you cannot live without your friends, and you are going to grow up together, be each others bridesmaids and all be aunties too each others children. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end up that way. Most of the girls you are hanging around with end up turning their back on you, they become two-faced, back stabbing people who only care about themselves. The couple of true friends you do have, you just drift apart, don’t worry there is no bad blood between you, but you just drift away from each other. Despite all of this, you do make new friends, they may be slightly older than you, and they are a lot more mature, but they help you to become a better person. They help inspire you to chase your dreams and never give up and this is the kind of people that you need in your life right about now!

Right now that’s all you need to worry about. You are slowly growing to become a better person and I have all my faith in you that you can do this!

The only advice I give you, is to stay strong, never give up chasing your dreams and take it one step at a time, there is no rush. Your the person who grows up to help inspire young children.

Much love,

A-xo

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14 Comments

  • Reply Becci

    LOVED this post! And your flat lays are on point girl x

    August 10, 2016 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply EIlidh

    Love, love, loved this post! So true about friends drifting apart sadly it is just part of life and growing up! x

    August 10, 2016 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Lauren Matthews

    Let me start by saying that your photography is fab and then move on to say that this is such a lovely post! It gave me goosebumps!

    Lauren | laurmatthews.blogspot.com

    August 10, 2016 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl

    Love this! I always like to read posts like these to see what others would say to themselves. I like key how you talk about heart break and loosing friends and that its okay.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    August 10, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Katie

    I LOVE posts like this, so so much. It’s so interesting to get a different insight into your past & your reflections on it, how you feel now compared to then.

    Katie // wordsbykatie.com

    August 13, 2016 at 9:06 am
  • Reply Laura Nolan

    Love reading posts like this! So true about friends though and I went through the same thing and it really does make you a better and stringer person

    August 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Steph

    Loved it! It’s great to sit back and reflect on life and how far you’ve come.

    August 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Jessica Ann

    I LOVE this post! Such a good idea for a blog post, if only we could go back and tell ourselves those things. Although I’m sure 16 year old me wouldn’t have listened anyway haha. Jessica Ann xxx whosthatjessann.wordpress.com

    August 17, 2016 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Nonie

    The’res nothing like the relief of finding what you’re looking for.

    September 3, 2016 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Lisabeth Westwood

    This is such a positive post. It can be hard to look back on your past but this is such a good way to think about growing up.

    Lisabeth
    https://lisabethwestwood.wordpress.com

    September 6, 2016 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply Sofia

    I loved this! I enjoyed reading it and I really liked how you wrote it x

    Sofia | http://www.theglamchapter.blogspot.com

    September 7, 2016 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Ashlee

    OMG! I love this post – I would definitely be telling my 16 year old self some of the same things. Was such a great read! (: x

    November 14, 2016 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply The Sunday Mode

    This was so nice to read, I would love to have the opportunity to say things to my younger self if I could. One of the first things I’d say is to stop worrying!

    http://www.thesundaymode.com

    November 15, 2016 at 12:18 am
  • Reply Annanya

    This was heart touching. 🙂
    xx

    March 5, 2017 at 6:46 pm
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