Day 6 Writing challenge: dear younger me..

Today’s writing challenge is about writing a letter to your younger self. Like most teenagers, I had a hard time coping with high school, puberty and being comfortable in my own skin. I didn’t have many close friends and was in that weird transition where I didn’t feel close to my family. I was alone most of the time because even though I had friends at school, I didn’t really hang out with them after school. I felt awkward, alone and was just waiting for life to happen. So this letter is to my 16 year old self.

Dear 16 year old me

I know that you have been feeling down lately. That it feels like you have no friends, that you feel like no one thinks you’re pretty or smart and that you don’t know what university to choose or if you should tryout for the basketball team.

Let me tell you this. It gets better. This awkward stage you are going through will pass. You will make more friends in your class that you will get close to and that will last a lifetime. You will do well in school enough to graduate and go to a great university. During your university years.You will get to know yourself, try new things, meet new people and make long-lasting friendships. You will learn more about yourself as the years go by. That confidence you feel like you are lacking is just hidden beneath the surface. You have been conditioned by your parents to have grit, work hard and have confidence in yourself. Be grateful for that. Be grateful for being able to go to school, that you do have friend and that you mean something to your family. Even though it feels like you’re not good enough, they are helping you understand that life is hard. That you will be faced with making difficult choices in your life regarding friendships, relationships and your career. Enjoy the journey because time is going to fly by and your time of innocence and youth will pass by faster and faster each year. You will look back and see that you have it really good. That you should be happy about the challenges and growth you are going through. Though don’t be afraid to try things that scare you. Like tryout for the basketball and volleyball team. Don’t be afraid to take health classes like anatomy. Just because you like the same things as your sister, doesn’t mean you have to be her. Know that even though you are in her shadow, you have the power to step out of it and make a name for yourself. I know you feel like you need guidance from others and you will get that. But know that eventually you will be strong enough to help other people help themselves and that will make you happy. So cheer up, wipe those tears, stand up tall and know that you can become the best version of yourself. God has a plan for you. You just have to let go and trust you will find it.