Dear me – a letter to my younger self

YouTube made this “tag” for the Internation Women’s Day which was on Sunday 8th March (I know, I know, I’m late) but I guess we all have something to say to our younger selves. Watching these videos made so emotional, because there are a lot of things I would’ve like to been told to me when I was younger.

Dear younger Silvia,

I know you don’t feel at home, you’re not home, but suck it in and get used to it, cause this will be your home, at least for the next 12 years. Life’s tough, right now you think it’s even unfair cause you had to leave behind all of your friends, but trust me this is for your future.

Kids are mean, I know, but you are strong, don’t let them see you suffer, don’t make them happy by showing you’re sad, or stop going to school to avoid them. School is important, and once you’ll get that you don’t need fake friends to succeed in life, you’ll get even stronger and happier. No one should tell you how to act, how to talk or to dress, just be yourself, you’re amazing. Be more confident, stop being so shy, you have opinions, thoughts and ideas, speak them out, don’t be afraid of being judge. People judge anyways.

Take care of your body, don’t let yourself go, I know you hate being the fat friend always, and when you’ll be 16 you’ll just settle for any friendship, even if you know it’s bad for you. Don’t be afraid of being alone. Stop being so insecure about yourself, I know that your major problem is your body, but accept it and learn to love it, later on you’ll step up and change it. Don’t settle for the first guy that shows you some attentions. You need someone that truly loves you and helps you deal with a lot of things. Couple of years later you’ll find him, the one that will love you as much as you need and deserve, you’ll find also an amazing best friend in him. So just be patient and don’t settle for anything less than you deserve.

I know, right now everything that I said you, seems to be so meaningless, but trust me, everything gets better. You will feel better, you’ll learn to be more confident and you’ll learn to love yourself and the others. You’ll understand that even bad choices teach you something.

So my last advice for you is to do what you like and what makes you happy. You want to move? Just do it! You want to write and make new friends? Do it! (you’ll start blogging one day and you’ll think is the best decision you’ve ever made) So don’t be ashamed of who you are.

Love,

older Silvia

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