Open Letter to my 16 year old self 

Open Letter to my 16 year old self 

Dear naive anxious insecure old version of myself,

I have so much to thank you for, so let me start by saying:

Thank you
for finally realizing what you deserve. It took some time, but you got there eventually. I remember growing up, I had an incredibly difficult time trying to find my place in the world, I thought I didn’t belong here.

Thank you
for not giving up on me, Thank you for realising that things needed to change. It didn’t happen over night, it took years and it’s something that probably won’t ever stop.. but this will only make me a better version of myself.

Thank you
for finally letting go of the people who brought negativity into your life. I spent too much time worrying and caring about other people that I didn’t have time to care for myself. It was exhausting.

Thank you
for understanding that it’s okay to not have it all together, I was an anxious mess at school because I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted to do. But let’s be honest, nobody really has it all together do they.. we’re all just winging it. Life can be frustrating, just as you think you’ve got your sh*t together.. Life throws something else at you, and you get so worked up that you’re back to square one again. But once i understood that, I finally felt okay about being lost in the world.. it didn’t matter anymore..

Thank you
for powering through the hard times, thank you for realising that being so hard on yourself, isn’t good and thank you for not taking things so personally anymore…

Thank you
for accepting help, you wouldn’t be here today without it. Thank you for going to all the counselling sessions and thank you for making an effort because who knew you would be who you are today, now.

Who know that you would become a mother, who knew that you would finally find your purpose in life. Who knew? I didn’t, but I’m so glad I do now.

Thank you
for realising that you are enough,

I am proud of you, life hasn’t been easy but look at you now.

Life does get better, I promise.

Love your future self x

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  1. Susan Wood
    May 29, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Truly a lovely piece, I think it would do us all good to write us a letter to our former selves, it would be illuminating.
    Love you loads Zoe, and your gorgeous little family, so proud of you, I am sooo glad to be your auntie, Sending you all hugs and kisses xx

    • May 29, 2017 / 1:03 pm

      Thank you so much, thats so lovely to hear.. & yes I agree you should do one id love to read it! Lots of love. Zoe x

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