I have seen quite a few posts on Facebook asking what you would say to your teenage self in two words but I thought I would take things a little further so today I am going to write a letter to my teenage self.
My dear me,
I would love to tell you that everything works out perfectly and that as I write this my life is everything you are dreaming of right now but I will not lie to you.
You will face many challenges in the years to come, your dreams will be crushed, changed and evolve but you will get through it all. I could tell you to avoid certain people and to make different choices but I would not want to. You will love and be loved, you will also be hurt and have your heart broken but from the ashes of those relationships you will not only rise but you will gain the two most precious gifts, a son and a daughter, though not in that order. You will learn from each relationship, you will always retain your independent streak and find it hard to really let people in, to rely on them but you will also learn this is not a bad thing. I will not pretend you will always be happy but up to the point I am writing this you have survived everything thrown at you.
You have actually done more than survive everything you have gone through has made you stronger. You will have no regrets because you have learnt from all your experiences and when you look in the mirror you like the person looking back at you.
Life will not always be fair or kind but one thing is certain you are in for one hell of a ride, and overall the highs far outweigh the lows.
Be kind to yourself and make the most of every moment.