Dear 16 Year old Me
On this day in 2009 i posted the following question
“If you could travel back in time and meet yourself as a teenager, what three things would you tell yourself?”
I have gone through some older posts asking the same sort of question and combined them into one post. (Edited to add that these are my own thoughts and words, i haven’t plagiarised them or found them on the internet, despite claims that they have been!)
Life isn’t easy. It will not be handed to you on a silver platter, GROW UP, and stop thinking that you are entitled to everything, You’re NOT!. You need to work hard to get somewhere in life.
People will let you down, no matter who they are. people will no doubt come into you’re life, and they will at one time or another disappoint you.
You are going to grieve the loss of people that you love.
Make time for those older than you. They wont be around forever, no matter how invincible you think that they are.
You are going to at some point lose you’re job / house / friends. You will mourn that loss, but you will overcome it, and learn to live a new normal without that person / job / thing!
Fill you’re home with love and laughter.
Don’t eat that junk, live a healthy life, walk everywhere and you wont end up like me when you are older.
You will put on weight. But you don’t need to be on a never ending diet, be happy with who you are.
Trust no one except for yourself,
Invest shares in Apple.
You will get hurt but you will come out of it a stronger woman.
FIND out any family history. GO OUT AND BY A BOOK TODAY AND ASK QUESTIONS!!! I can’t stress this enough…
Strawberries are not a superfood..
Fall in love with life, get out there and enjoy it.
Don’t make an iriversable decision based on things that have happened to othere people, just because they have gone through something doesnt meant that you will, Once its done you cant go back and fix it, no matter how much you want it.
You’re Prince is out there, it may just take a while for him to ride his white horse down you’re street, and you may have to kiss a few frogs along the way.