Friday, March 30, 2012

Dear Teenage Self...

Dear Teenage Self,

Don't stop reading. Don't stop listening. Don't stop learning. Do NOT stop your life for someone ELSE! You were born to lead, and you were born STRONG. You are here for YOU, and only YOU can pull yourself along!

Sex will come in time, you don't even have to worry. There is no rush for it, you don't have to hurry. It's not all it's cracked up to be, and you'll learn that in a few years. You are - and always will be - beautiful, whether you are covered in dirt or drenched in your own tears. Your life will always have meaning as long as you believe in yourself. And when you do lose yourself, seek help. Don't bottle everything in...

Speaking of which, I can give you an analogy: Like a soda bottle, you can be bought - warm or cold. You dress to impress, and crave to be brought home. But when you are fed up with the world shaking around you, and you fizz to the brim, sometimes you topple over, and other times you sink back in. Even when someone blows your top, you should always keep your cool. You shouldn't let the other soda drinks beat you in, or out, of vending school; it will NEVER EVER matter what the others say to you, because YOU are the ONLY one who can stand in YOUR way. And, by the way, there's no need for drama. Keep your droplets to yourself because no one has to see. You are here for you. And, today, I am here for me.

I am you in another life... Yes, another life. You, too, will soon grow old and you, too, will soon die. So, yes, I agree; you should live your life to the fullest. Yes, you should strive to struggle through it. And, yes, you should always follow your heart... But don't be stupid and naive enough to stoop so low that you end up right back to the start. You have a brain, and you must use it. You were born with logic, so don't go off to abuse it. You are what you say, what you eat, and what you dress like, and you can become so much more than this by leading an ever-honest life. Be the light at the end of your own tunnel, and see to it that YOU are your ONE and ONLY possibility for change in YOUR own world. No one else can live this life for you. So, if you'd like to see a change, then follow it through.

I hope you can understand the very real truth behind these words, and I hope they can help you get better. Remember that you are young, and you have hormones, and that I am writing from experience in this letter: Be the absolute best that you can be, because no one will ever have the strength to stop you from accomplishing your dreams. And, please, listen to your mother's words, and stop taking them for granted! She won't be alive for much longer, so my advice to you, my dear, is that you should take advantage.

Maybe when you are older, you will better understand... Until then, I want you to know that you are ALL that I am.


Your Future Self


  1. All I can really say is amen.

    I absolutely loved your little analogy. The imagery was so simple and yet so crisp and precise. Plus, I could hear your voice so clearly throughout this blog- that is how you know someone is writing from the heart.

    Keep writing my friend.

  2. Thank you for your kind words... They fill me with the very much-needed enthusiasm to continue to write more! Thank you.