Friday, 10 March 2017

A letter to my younger self

Hey Kate,

I know your not the happiest right now, you think that life's throwing all the bad things your way but I promise, it gets better.

Stop worrying about what others think of you, if you want to wear something, wear it! If you have an opinion on something, speak your mind! I promise you you'll feel much better once you do. You'll soon see that having confidence in yourself makes everything much easier and helps you do things you never thought you could do. 

So you've had a set back in your newly working life and maybe your not letting on how much it's affected you. But don't let it knock your confidence, you're still you and bumps in the road are inevitable. Talk to someone about it, it'll help, and then move on. Start a new chapter and I'm telling you that things on the job front will look up. 

Friendships. They're something you've always been plagued by but stop taking the shit you don't deserve and walk away. You'll read some pretty nasty stuff about yourself and as much as you'll pretend it doesn't hurt and that the things said came from people you don't like, so it doesn't matter anyway, it does hurt. Really fucking badly. But acceptance is key and learning to accept that yes what these people said knocked you down, it's time to get right back up again, you aren't the things you've been called, your a much bigger and stronger thing than that and just like the job front, friendships will start to pick up too! 

You'll become closer to your current friends (or friend should I say), you'll reconnect with old friends and you will even make some new friends, not just in college and working life, but over the internet too. Mum and dad will still be convinced the people you're talking too online might not be 100% genuine and that maybe they're some creepy 60 year old, but you'll learn to tell the fake people from the genuine and let's just say you're gonna end up with some pretty amazing internet friends. Because sometimes they're easier to talk to than the people you see everyday. No matter what though just be yourself, you've always been pretty good at making a fair judgement on people but remember to give everyone a chance, sometimes you'll be surprised.

When you move up from secondary school to college don't expect your life to turn out like one of the many fictional books you've read. Because trust me, it won't! Yes things will change and new experiences will be everywhere, but everything won't just automatically fall in to place and there will still be bumps in the road. Your still you and that means you won't constantly be doing spontaneous things or getting in to rebellious mischief because that just isn't Kate. Do expect fun though, because you'll get better at doing that! 

You'll also learn that you seem to get on well with people older than you. Probably because of your mature nature but also because you've had enough friendship drama to last you a lifetime, and with mature friends comes a happy life and one where there isn't constant bitchiness every five seconds. Something you'll be happy to know you've got rid of for now. 

So keep your head up because times coming are set to be better than ever. Just be you and be confident in it, and trust me, you'll turn out great! 

Love your future self xx 
Kate Rose xo
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  1. What a lovely read, I would tell my younger self something similar to this too! I have had some horrible friendships.

    Lauren x Huggled

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    1. Thank you and I'm sorry you had to suffer having horrible friends! It sucks! X

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  2. Hi! I really loved this post. It seemed so accurate of what teenage life seems to be like and because you were writing it to yourself in the past I thought it was so well written! I feel like so many of the things you mentioned occur in our lives and it was great that you addressed it!
    DaisyChainDreaming ��
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    1. Thank you so much that really means a lot! X

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  3. Absolutely loved this post, it's such a great thing to reflect on our younger selves. Many of these points are things I wish I could have told myself as well - particularly about being yourself. In the younger grades I was so worried what people thought of me and now at 22 years old I feel so silly for worrying as much as I did!
    Hope some younger girls are able to read this and learn from it! ^.^
    Holly x | http://www.thechroniclesofholly.com/ | https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/chronicles-holly-13610625

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    1. Thank you and even if just one person read this and it changed how they felt about themselves it'd be amazing! X

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  4. I wish someone could have told me these as a child. Especially the one about friends and how secondary school is not how it is portrayed.

    Love,
    Sophia
    www.sophiawhitham.co.uk

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    1. Definitely! Having poor friends is something a lot of people struggle with I think. X

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  5. A beautiful honest post. One day you will look back on right now and be so proud. Stay strong and happy! Lydia Eve | www.lydia-eve.blogspot.co.uk x

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  6. Bravo!! I'd like to say so many things to my younger-self from this letter :)
    Great post <3 <3
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  7. I loved this post, I might have to write one for myself soon! xx

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    1. Thank you and you should! I'll definitely read it. X

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  8. I love this retrospective letters. It's nice to be able to acknowledge how far you've come and realise that you could have done a few things better but in the end there was nothing to worry about as things have turned out alright :)

    Lauren :) x

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    1. Thank you and yes, everything turns out fine in the end you've just got to get through it! X

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  9. I absolutely love this post! Such a lovely idea, friends who aren't really friends are not worth it babe! You'll get better people in your life xxxx

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  10. Aww I love this post so much, I had the same decision to walk away from some of my school friends and i found it so hard at the time, but when I look back it was the best thing to do and I'm so much happier without the negativity!
    Jen, Velvet Spring. xo

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    1. Thank you! At the time it's hard but later on in life you'll always thank yourself that you did! X

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  11. Aw this is so lovely! I couldn't agree more with you about walking away from friendships. I so wish I had walked away sooner before the damage had been done, but I guess we learn from these experiences and grow into better people because of them x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you and I agree, they're hard but we definitely come out of them stronger and learning things. X

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  12. I love these kind of posts! Growing up you literally have no idea what to expect when it comes to friends, family, boys or school, and at the time everything can feel like the WORST thing in the world but you've just gotta keep your chin up cause you never know what's round the corner! Hope some younger girls read this and find it useful ❤️❤️
    Lots of love Izzy | www.ADoseOfChatter.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope so too. X

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  13. I loved this letter, I feel I'd say some similar things to myself too, especially concerning friends...
    It was great how you ended on a motivational note, very cute, lovely post xxx

    The Frugal Teen | http://thefrugalteen.wix.com/thefrugalteen

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  14. I loved this letter! I've never written a letter to my younger self but I have to myself in the future so I might try it.
    Emily www.prettypolitical.co.uk

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    1. Thank you and I'd really reccomend it. Nice to get all the thoughts out in to one place! X

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  15. Very lovely and inspirational post honey!! Thanks for sharing, is so personal and emotional!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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