Monday, 6 October 2014

Dear me...

I came across a website last night called and it's a place where people write letters to their 16 year old selves. Since I'm now 29, I've learnt a lot since being 16 years old, so I though it would be cool to see what advice I could give myself, looking back. Perhaps some of it will be useful to some of you reading this.

Dear me,

First of all, yes this is quite freaky writing to you from the future. If you're able to read this, somebody somewhere have invented a time machine and I've managed to put this in your hands. The world is a much crazier place than you now, or me in the future (as I write this) imagined. It's 2014 and you're now 29 years old. I'm here to give you some advice, and a little insight into the things I've learnt since being 16 years old.

Most of the things you think are important right now, aren't. As soon as you leave school, you'll realise that. Whilst it is important that you turn up to school and learn so that you can pass your exams,  the rest of the things happening in your life are totally irrelevant. 

Those "best friends" that you think you have, you don't. They are probably already talking behind your back right now. The minute they get the chance, they will stab you in the back. Don't worry though, whilst you're living your happy life in a few years from now, they are still trying to discover who they are.Karma is a b**ch... for them!  Don't let it upset you, you will find real friends soon. Ones that will stand by you and support you, no matter what.

Don't rush to meet a boy. You will kiss a few frogs before your prince arrives. Believe me, he's worth the wait. He will make your heart skip a beat and give you butterflies in your tummy. Wait for him.

Don't worry about fitting in. Whilst it seems really important to you right now, as you grow up you will realise that every single thing that makes you different, is amazing. We were never  supposed to be robots, we are all unique. Most people will conform to what they believe is "normal". Don't. Be you, stand out. 

You may feel like your parents don't love you. They do, more than you will probably ever know. Just because they don't let you do what you want, when you want, doesn't mean they don't care. They're just looking out for you. Let them know that you appreciate it, and that you love them. Your brothers too. They will have your back through whatever life brings. Show them that you appreciate them. Your family are there for you throughout everything. Tell them you love them! 

Now, do the following:
Get to the gym. Tone up, keep fit. You do it eventually, but no harm starting now!
Brush your teeth more. You only get one set, look after them.
Those spots on your chin. Leave them alone! You're doing more harm than good. 
Stop buying blue glitter eye shadow. You don't know what to do with it. Leave it on the shelf.
Put the mobile phone down. Go out and enjoy life more. 
Do not under any circumstances get a tattoo! You will regret it.
Friends you make in the next couple of years online turn out to be true friends. Hold on to them.

Other than that, the things you do right now made you who you are in the future. Keep it that way.

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  1. Oh wow, such a great idea! It's good to reflect back and learn from it. I'm gonna do this. Thanks for sharing :)
    Yours Truly, NY

    1. Thank you Natalie. I wish I could somehow have made 16 year old me read it. If you do this post, let me know as I'd love to read it. I'm now adding real technique brushes to my shopping cart, thanks to your latest post :)

  2. Oh I wish I could do this and my 16 year old self actually read it. I would totally tell her to not worry so much boys lol


    1. It would be awesome if we could somehow have had these kind of things to read when we were 16. Btw I loved your blog post about how often to blog etc... I promised to myself to blog daily through October and i'm struggling with inspiration and we're only on the 11th. I hope I last :)