Have you ever regretted the things you did when you were younger? Have you ever wanted to travel back in time so that you could change something or feel something twice? If you were to be given the chance to have a talk with your younger self, what would you tell her/him?
here’s my letter.
You’re fifteen now and you’re a junior. I know you simply cannot wait for school to start, so that you could meet your new collegues and teachers and have a different kind of life. You can’t wait to live the Gossip Girl high school dream, find that Serena who could become your #bestie and that Chuck who would love you passionately. You can’t wait for the fancy parties and school projects that are going to change your life completely.
Oh, girl, you’ve got it all wrong.
Your life is not going to be like in those movies you have been watching since you were a kid. There are going to be more dramas than in Gossip Girl. More fights. More adventures. And they’re going to be far more realistic.
Any piece of advice for you? Of course, this is why I am even writing this letter to you.
First of all, I would like you to stop caring about what people think of you. It may sound like a cliché, yet they are going to judge you no matter what you do. They will always find something that needs to be fixed at you. Don’t listen to them.
Pay more attention to the people around you. You will lose friends, but try not to lose the right ones. And be careful who you trust and who you share your secrets to, there are so many mean people out there who only want to mess up your life.
Stop being so overprotective with your heart. Try to trust more easily the ones who you really think are honest. Trust your instincts. Let them love you.
Never, NEVER give up on your dreams. They might seem just that, dreams, but trust me, they will come true one day. You will get that college admission you have always dreamt about.
Never question the loyalty or honesty of your best friend, M, because she will always be there for you. And you know it already. She will always be there to pick up the pieces and make you feel better.
Focus on what really matters. Focus on your family, your friends, build your own path and be happy. Believe in art, music, fate and love. Believe in yourself.
Younger B, your high school life will not be a Hollywood movie. It will be YOUR movie. You will have fun, you will travel, you will love, you will have your heart broken, you will laugh and cry, you will hate school, but you will somehow figure out what to do with your life and you will be proud of you. You are strong and smart enough to do whatever you want to do.
Good luck, love