Week 8- Something I would tell me Teenage Self
Dear Teenage Self,
Firstly, you are stronger than you think and honestly there is a light at the end of the tunnel (if you squint a little you may just be able to see it already).
Talk to someone when you have a problem or are feeling down, yes I know its a scary prospect baring your soul to someone, but I promise, it will help (and you’ll stop having those annoying tantrums and breakdowns after you’ve let it all out). Word of warning, it will be like opening a can of worms, but so worth it in the long run (luckily these worms won’t be squirmy or slimey though so try not to panic too much).
You are going to lose some friends a long the way, I know this sounds terrifying as the thought of being alone is one of your worst fears, but you’ll make new ones, and they’ll stick around.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself, let your geeky side out (its actually pretty cool to be a geek now anyway). If you don’t want to do something then don’t, make your own decisions. Be honest with yourself and those around you, because quite frankly lying is never good.
Hold on to your dreams, one day they will come true, just work hard and stay positive and you’ll get there. It’s going to take time too so try to be patient. Set yourselves small goals and work towards them and you’ll eventually hit the jackpot (we’re not quite there yet but we’re well on our way now).
Finally, enjoy every day, even the bad ones, because one day you’ll look back and remember and smile. Memories don’t always have to be happy, sometimes you learn the most positive of things from harder times, don’t forget that.
Love from Twenty-Something Self