A letter to my teenage self

Darling girl

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.

From,

You xxx

 

Teenage me
Teenage Mumzilla

– Day 23 #30daybloggingchallenge

Cuddle Fairy

12 thoughts on “A letter to my teenage self

  1. Oh I could have written this letter to my teenage self too, although I think my teenage self deserved more of a slap! Lovely post and I am loving your theme! Really eye-catching and I love the choice of colours too-fab! 🙂

  2. The things I could tell my teenage self! It would be a lot that’s for sure, LOL! This is a great post. I love these kind of posts because I think many of us, if given the chance, would go back and tell our younger selves to not do certain things or to focus on something we didn’t focus on but most of all, I would tell my younger self that it’s going to be alright. Popping over from #bloggerclubuk

  3. Such a lovely letter. My teenage self just thought i knew it all and everyone else was wrong! I was definitely surrounded by the wrong crowd! I can really see my teenage self through your letter. #bloggerclubuk

  4. Lovely post Sarah! I wish that someone had written me that exact same letter when I was a teenager, and didn’t obsess over what boys thought of me, or obsess over boys who weren’t worth it. I really need to crack on and complete this 30 day blogging challenge. Claire x #BloggerClubUK

  5. Oh wouldn’t it be great if we could go back & give ourselves some advice?! But you are probably right & we wouldn’t listen to it anyway! This is a beautifully written letter. Thanks so much for linking up with #bloggerclubuk x

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