How are you? Did you enjoy my nail inspiration post? If you haven’t read it yet, read this then go check it out. It was uploaded half an hour ago. This post is in thanks to Nimra so check out her blog. I put on my Instagram story asking for any post requests and she came back with two amazing posts. The other one will be uploaded soon.
I have been thinking about this for a while now, so I am glad I am now doing a post on it. I have decided to break this into two parts. One part being a child and the other part being a teen. So technically there are 20 things but it’s still 10 things I would say to my younger self. So let’s start.
To child me:
- I want you to know that you are not ugly, those little grazes and that little scar on your nose don’t make you ugly, you are beautiful.
- You’re not alone. You do have friends, sometimes they seem like they are too busy for you, but their not, they are just waiting for you to talk to them.
- You’re not fat. Trust me, those chubby cheeks end up being someone’s favourite part of you, especially when you smile.
- You’re not stupid. So what if you don’t understand the first time, your brain is busy doing better things. Try and try again is your best motto.
- You’re not crazy. So you like reading, you like writing your own stories. Keep at it, one day you will grow up and you’ll use that in your job.
- You are a fighter. Don’t listen to the bullies, you may not fight them back in a physical way, but mentally you could beat them any day.
- You are amazing. You never give up, you are determined to reach your goal, never ever lose that part of you.
- You are strong. You always stand back on your feet once you’ve been knocked down. I love that about you.
- You are loved. You may not know it or feel it, but so many people cherish you, they think you are the most amazing little girl around,
- I love you. I know I use to tell you that you’re ugly or you’re fat, but I was jealous of you. I’m sorry.
To my teen self:
- I don’t hate you. Quite the opposite. I love you. I am sorry for hurting you and leaving those scars as a permanent reminder.
- You need to eat. I know I told you that no-one will love you if you’re fat, but I was wrong. Please don’t do this.
- Smile more. I know I told you that your smile is stupid but it is one of the prettiest smiles I have ever seen.
- It wasn’t your fault. Please stop blaming yourself. No you didn’t ask for it. No you didn’t lead him on. It wasn’t your fault, I promise.
- You will find love. Not right away, and yes when you get older you kiss a lot of frogs but my darling, I promise your prince will come.
- Your body is great. No you don’t have too many curves. As someone told me “you need to have more faith in yourself” (yes, the person who said that is the same one you are crushing on right now).
- You do have friends. Some of them screw you over and you’ll feel like this again, but you have some new people in your life that make it feel full and complete.
- You make them proud. I’m talking about your mum and dad. You went to hell and came back the other side, you have a few battle scars but if you could see them now, they are proud of you for coming out the other side.
- I am proud of you. You always defy the odds, you have no intention of giving up or stopping, you have your head set on making it out, and you do. You make it out and you are doing alright.
- You are amazing. You always continue to surprise me. Thank you for not giving up. Thank you for holding on and pushing yourself further. Thank you for finding your purpose of living.
There we go. 10 things I would say to my younger self. Again, a huge thank you goes to Nimra for this idea.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I know it was a little deep and personal, but I am glad I was able to share this with you.
Stay safe, stay happy and live life as an adventure.