Letter to Teenage Self
The future is yours, no need to be afraid. Everything will work out, don’t waste time worrying. Things won’t always go as planned but it will be an awesome life. There will be some sadness and heartache but it will be nothing compared to the happiness and adventure you will have. Most of all, you will have much love in your life. You family and friends will support you every step of the way, no matter how crazy they may think you are. One door will close and others will swing open as you have the ability to recognize opportunity. You will meet the most amazing people along the way, make sure you learn from them. There is no road map, your life will not go in a straight line but the ups and downs, the ins and out, the twists and turns will make it interesting. There are no impossible dreams for those who make their own kind of music. Just do it girl and don’t let anyone stop you. Live, laugh, love will be your motto.
From Darlene Foster
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2/21/2017 06:14:12 am
Thanks for featuring my letter! If only we knew then what we know now!!
2/21/2017 08:54:06 am
Such a lovely and positive letter to your younger self. It occurred to me that a letter like that would be so positive for a teenage daughter, granddaughter, or niece. So many worries and hopes as a teenager. It would also be nice to receive a letter like that from an adult.
2/21/2017 12:33:28 pm
I could have used a letter like that when I was a teen as I suffered from teenage angst and worried way too much. Too bad we can´t go back in time and tell our younger selves not too worry and to trust that all will be well. But I guess we need to learn as we go. Thanks for commenting.
2/21/2017 01:39:13 pm
I'll repeat what I said on your blog a minute ago, Darlene: One line to my teenage self would have to be: "Someday you will be fancy."
2/21/2017 01:47:29 pm
There are always more dreams to fulfill. We can´t stop dreaming.
2/21/2017 05:27:04 pm
Haha. Love this letter. You're so right, Darlene. If only we knew then what we know now. On the other hand, the journey wouldn't be the same, would it? :-)
2/22/2017 08:07:42 am
There needs to be some surprises of course, which is why I wouldn´t tell my younger self the details, just to trust that it would work out. Glad you liked the letter.
A beautiful letter, Darlene, to your younger self. I actually didn't worry enough as a teenager! I am very thankful that I didn't know about the twists and turns my life would take. Then I would've worried more! 😏 But my letter to myself definitely would say to not worry about the small stuff. And to trust my instincts more.
2/22/2017 04:15:21 pm
Pleased you like the letter. I was such a worrier and it caused me a lot of stress. When I think about it I wasted so much time worrying. Especially worrying about what others thought about me.
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