Ten Years Ago I was on the cusp of turning 14, in a nice, normal public high school.
* In 10 years time, you will be a travel agent. You will be indifferent to this, some days you’ll love it, other days you will want to reach through the phone and strangle your client with their own innards. This passion is what make you successful.
*In 10 years time, you will realise that you don’t know everything. I promise you, that’s okay. You just keep thinking you’re the bee’s knees, and it will do you well.
*Ignore the people who tease you, they aren’t worth it!
*Learn to appreciate your mother. She really does care and she really is a good mom.
*You will fall in love, he will break your heart into a million pieces and you will refuse to let go. Somehow you will, but he will always be a part of you, you will always love him.
*Those piercings and tattoos – you will get them. You will love them. Everyone else will think you’re mad but you will love it!
*You will have issues. You will make peace with this.
*In the 10 years from now, you will try kill yourself. You will also find the balls to pull yourself out of that slump, on your own, stop cutting yourself and be happy.
*You will love photography! You will live for it! You will find friends in the field who will teach you and help you grow.
*You will, by the time you’re 24, have 2 friends left from school. The rest you will have met online. this is cool. this is not weird or scary. You will join Twitter. This is the way everyone makes friends when you’re 24.
*You will like weird music and movies. Embrace it.
*You will learn that at one stage or another, everyone leaves you, but that’s also okay. You’ll slowly learn to stick it out.
*You will move. A lot. This will eventually suit you.
Above all, you will learn to live, love and learn. You will laugh, you will cry, you will experience things, you will do stupid things but you will grow into a woman who, as you are now, at 13, you will admire. You will be loyal, you will be true, you will be kind and unselfish, and while you don’t appreciate it now, other people do – let those people in.
And lastly – never change for another person. You were born to be who you are, nobody can take that away from you unless you give it away willingly. Don’t do it, your Mother raised better than that.