Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dear Me: A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 13 year old me,

Don't give up. Forget about all the terrible things your "friends" are saying about you. Girls are catty and they always be. It's not going to change, but the sooner you realize it the sooner you will be able to brush it off.

Don't let those guys determine whether or not you're pretty. They are teenage boys who don't think with their head. They are jerks and you can do so much better than that. Remember that boy that broke your heart? Don't sweat a thing because he's not worth chasing after. You're young and have so much to learn about love. That wasn't love- that's the farthest thing from love. You're going to experience a lot more heart break and I can't help it. It's going to suck and you're going to cry...ALOT. But know that you are going to learn something from heart break-up and from that you're going to be such a lovely lady.

You know that girl who's bringing you down instead of being the friend that's supposed to build up your confidence? Ya cut her out of your life. She doesn't get any better. But trust me when you finally get the courage to walk away from her, you feel so much better. It's like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.

I'm sorry to tell you but you're going to lose all of your friends once you get to high school. Don't let it discourage you because you find better friends that are going to remain your friends for the rest of your life. Those so-called "friends" couldn't handle your dance schedule, but don't walk away from dance because it saves you. Dancing continues to be your escape. & I know you've experienced some really shitty dance moments, but everything clears up. Don't doubt your decisions. If you need to move on- do it. Even though you will only have two more years- you GROW so much as a dancer and a human.

Are you worrying about your body image? STOP. You're beautiful and tiny. Realize your potential and realize your beauty because not having any confidence is going to eat you alive.

Stop worrying about all the little things and stop being such a drama queen. Have fun and don't take things so seriously. Honestly, you'll enjoy life a lot better. & most importantly don't be afraid to be yourself- so let that sass out ;)

Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
20 year-old me