Today is international women’s day. An interesting thing I came across is a campaign YouTube is doing associated with this day called #DearMe, basically if you had the chance to give advice your younger self what would you say?
I love this idea so I thought I would take part in it. So here is my a letter to a younger me.
It’s ok to cry. It’s not a sign of weakness, you’re not stupid, boring or annoying, no matter what THAT girl tells you or makes you feel like. Though it sounds like a cliché to say this, it honestly does get better.
You’re going to make new friends, not people who in the past you have become friends with by default but friends who you share a common interest with. Who stand up for you and appreciate all the qualities you have that people used to tell you were bad.
Be as loud and weird as you want to be, it makes you who are and adds to your humour. Don’t over think everything, I know it’s hard but it never does you any good. Try not stress as much about school, exams and life, focus on the things you’re good at. Keep writing, it makes you happy and you’re not too bad it either.
I suppose the most important thing I want to tell you is that I know you are worried about the future, don’t be. It’s going to be ok. Actually it’s more than ok, it’s great. You are going to be happy, really happy. There are times when things are going to be tough, that’s natural. You need a bit of rain every now and then to enjoy the sun. But I promise you that there is less tears, fewer worries, more smiles and more happiness. So keep going, you’re doing great.
Here’s the link to the YouTube campaign if you want to check it out:
I hope you enjoyed the blog, what I’d love to know from you is if you had to write a letter your younger self, what would you tell them?