“I’ve apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another. It’s been going on for quite some time now, without me knowing it. I’ve found that growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things I used to love. It means I’ve just added more things to my list.”-Taylor Swift.
Dear my younger self,
It’s me. Well, you.
You’re going to make mistakes. Some will include boys, some will include girls and that’s okay.
You’ll fall in love quickly. Don’t let that affect you too much. They don’t matter as much as you think they do. Don’t let them consume you.
You’ll meet your best friends. They are the best people in the entire world. Don’t be too moody and dramatic. Don’t push them away too much.
You’re going to worry about your weight. Stop. Go and eat that chocolate cake, you have nothing to worry about anyway.
You’re going to kiss people and regret it. Don’t worry about it. A kiss is a kiss. Tip: just ignore that it ever happened and never mention it!
You’re going to start to appreciate the little things. Taylor Swift will never get old. A few extra minutes in bed, a drive to school with one of your friends, sneaking in to the disabled toilet with your best friend because it has a full length mirror. Never stop appreciating these little moments that can put a smile on your face in a second.
You’re going to think in to things way too much. It’ll consume you. It’ll drive you absolutely insane. But you’ll get past it. It’s all part of growing up (boys are literally a foreign species and I hate to break it to you but they never get easier to understand.)
You’re going to have bad days. But they don’t last forever. It gets better. Trust me with this one, it gets better.
You’re going to have a complete change of view. Your idea of what is attractive will change. Drastically. It’s not about the looks, it’s the way they treat you.
You’ll spend too much time analysing every conversation, deciphering text messages like you’re in the CIA, trying to get them to love you back.
You’re going to feel heartbroken. And that’s okay.
You’re not damaged because you’re not interested in the good person who’s interested in you. The heart wants what it wants and you’ll spend months trying to change that. You can’t.
Have I mentioned you’ll make mistakes?
You don’t need a million reasons to stop doing something or to end something. You’ll waste a lot of time searching for those reasons.
Above all else you’re going to cry, you’re going to be sad, you’re going to be happy, you’re going to have some of the best times of your life, and the worst.
The most important thing I can tell you is; take care of yourself first.
Take care and try not to worry too much,