Dear Me: Letter to 16 year old me

Dear 16 year old me,

You are going to be ok, it’s not the end. In fact all of this is just the beginning and making you stronger for what is going to come. Their words will just be words and won’t mean anything soon. They can’t and won’t hurt you ever again. It will just be a phase,  you may sometimes look over and think yes I went through this. Getting your college pass and NUS card sorted in time will be the least of your worries one day.

You will work out what is meant for you and it won’t matter if something you want leaves. because you will learn to be happy with what you have. If you can’t, then you will always be trying to find a way.

There will be days you won’t feel up to things but you will get through it and even though life is tough you will be ok. What once mattered won’t mean a thing and you will pursue a passion for travel, you will go to New York City and travel more than ever.

You will have the confidence to do what you want when you want and you will make it through. Sure you will still be scared of needles, but never the heights you will skydive it won’t just be a dream or something you will forget about (sorry mum).

Being isolated will evolve into independence you will work hard and learn to never ever give up. Learn to love you now as you will always be with yourself. Be kind for it is your thoughts that comfort you when you can’t sleep. Learn to love yourself and find peace as this moment is now and you will never get these days back, 10 years on I have learned that I choose to be happy and I will never give up on my dreams.


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