I know you aren’t going to read this, or listen to me. You’re going to make all the silly mistakes I did, you’re going to learn from them, and you’re going to get stronger.
I’m still going to write you this letter though, this letter that I wish I could have gotten.
Firstly, you are worthy. You really are. You aren’t ugly, or unlovable, or useless. You are a clever, attractive, funny girl. You make people laugh. You are such a loyal friend.
Please stop thinking that your self worth lies in how boys feel about you. It really doesn’t. And how they feel about you is nothing compared to how important it is that you feel good about yourself. Your lack of confidence makes me want to cry, remembering it hurts me. You’re going to spend a good part of your life with the wrong people. It’s going to scar you, but scars show us we are strong, that we heal, that things get better.
You’ll end up in a a good place I promise. I could tell you to work harder, to go out less, to not do this, to not do that, but any changes you make might mean we don’t end up here. And here is pretty good.
It’s not going to be easy sweetheart, but you’re also going to have a hell of a lot of good times – I envy you those.
Keep your chin up, I love you.
– Day 23 #30daybloggingchallenge