A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

Hey there! I know that you tend to worry so much about your future. I’ll tell you what, just take it easy. You’re still too young to stress yourself with so many responsibilities. Take time to breathe and enjoy with your friends. Stop worrying because everything’s going to be okay. There are truly days when things seem to fall apart, but remember, it wouldn’t stay like that forever. There are many more years to come. What you should do right now is to collect moments. Learn things. Meet people. Fall in love. Get hurt. Become a better person. Everything takes time. Just don’t lose yourself in trying so hard to become somebody else. Yes, people will judge you. The way you look. The way you act. The way you speak. Even your “best-est” friend will talk about you behind your back. Keep this in mind, they can judge you all they want, but it’s you who knows yourself better. You don’t live to please other people. Just continue being true to yourself. Keep on doing your best and trust that God’s plans are always going to be better than yours.  Distance yourself from those who keep on weighing you down, and stay close to those who dream as big as you do. Learn to trust yourself with the decisions you make in life. Failure is a normal thing, and you have your family to lean on to in times of hardships.

Life is wonderful. Keep that in your mind. No matter how difficult, painful, and agonizing situations may get, keep holding on to your dreams. Always listen to your parents. They may be strict at times, but it’s for your own good. Trust me, they make the best decisions for you. Don’t rush on falling in love. Believe me, it’s a long process of getting to know people. Focus on your dreams for now. True love waits. It’s true! It’s not just an old saying that you get tired of hearing over and over again. You’re young. There’ll be plenty of time to fall in love when you get older. At this time, just enjoy earning friends.

You’re just sixteen. There’ll be more years. More moments. More challenges. Keep your head up. Show your talents. Do what you enjoy doing. You’ll reach your goals soon. Step by step.

Remember to always live your life to the fullest! Take chances and don’t let them be regrets, learn from them. Don’t give up. Future is great! Trust me. 🙂

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Mara

I crave for places I've never been to, people I've never met, and foods I've never tasted.

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