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52 Week Challenge

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

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    Rach

    10th May 2016

    Adored this. I wrote a similar one last year to my 19 year old self, it felt quite emotional. The thought of losing friends back then would’ve made me very upset, I used to hate confrontation and falling out with people but fast forward a decade and I’ve learnt to only spend time with the people who truly appreciate and love me for me. #bigpinklink

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      10th May 2016

      Thank you, I found it quite emotional too, you don’t realise quite how tough your teenage years are until you’re out the other side of it. I’m already worrying about my girls having to go through it! I’m the same, I’ve definitely learnt that I shouldn’t change myself for anyone x

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    This Mum's Life

    10th May 2016

    What a very emotional read… It is often quite sad isn’t it, when you reflect on what you’d go back and tell your teenage self? I’d have so much to tell the teenage me, mainly that she needed to stop being so flipping hard on herself, and not settle for substandard behaviour from friends and boyfriends!! Lovely touching words here, I’m sure it was quite therapeutic for you! Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink!

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      10th May 2016

      Thank you lovely, it really was therapeutic and it’s crazy when you look back at your teenage years. Thanks for hosting x

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    A Mum Track Mind

    11th May 2016

    Wouldn’t it be great if we had a crystal ball in our teens so we would know that things turn out ok. It’s such a scary/exciting/unpredictable time in our lives isn’t it. I’ve not heard of this challenge but I really like the sound of it! Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      11th May 2016

      Oh how I would have loved a crystal ball, or a fortune teller. I came across a few 52 week challenges on Pinterest and decided to put my own together using ideas from other challenges, I’m glad you like it. Thanks for hosting lovely x

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    Kate

    3rd July 2016

    I love this idea. Those teenage years were sure tough. I’d certainly do things differently! #fortheloveofblog

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