Tuesday, 1 November 2016

A letter to teenaage me.

Dear Jasmine

There are some things you need to know.

People aren't the same as you.. And do you know what, that's okay. How boring would the world be if everyone liked and did the same things. You can't look down on someone and not like who they are because they're different. You'll experience a lot of diversity and unique people as you get older, don't question them, just embrace it. 

The world is not against you.. honestly. It may seem like nothing is going right now but believe me when I tell you, everything will fall into place and you're gonna be just fine. 

People care.. They really do. Sometimes adults in your life do and say things that don't make sense now, but they do it because they care and they only want what's best for you. Stop being angry at the people who love you most. So you're grounded for a week, did you deserve it? Probably yes. You're punished to learn your lesson. And did you learn your lesson? Probably yes. 

That boy doesn't like you.. He's acting like he does because he wants to gain more exposure for his god awful band that you'll hate in a couple of years. He's taking advantage of you and probably having a laugh about it with the lads. You're better than that!

Step away from the make up.. Listen honey, nobody needs all that eyeliner! And excuse me, but blend that foundation into your neck please! You don't need to completely disguise your face when you have a poreless flawless complexion and big blue eyes. Enhance your beauty with make up, don't let it change who you are. 

Put that cigarette out.. Just because everyone else smokes, doesn't make it cool. You're damaging your health and growth at such an important stage. PS.. how can you even afford to smoke? you have no income.

School isn't a waste of time.. Be thankful you live in a country that has free education. School years are the best years of your life and although you want to break free and be a grown up, you'll look back and regret all the oppertunities at school you didn't take. But don't worry, you're still right to bunk PE.. running 20 laps of the field in the blistering cold isn't necessary.

Be happy.. For the love of God, Jasmine, you've got so much to smile about. Don't let the bastards grind you down. 

Lots of love
An older, wiser, you.


  1. Beautiful stated and very insightful! Love the photo of you - your eyeliner is gorgeous, I love your hairstyle, and that t-shirt looks cute.


  2. This is such a wonderful post, so motivating - love it! X


  3. I love this post so much! It is an amazing idea and I love all of the things you're telling your teenage self. So special x

  4. Such a unique post with great advice! I am a teenager and some of these I needed to hear.


  5. This is such a lovely post! What a great idea :)

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk