To My Sixteen Year Old Self

To my sixteen year old self. 

Do you want the good news? Or the bad? The good news is we’re happy!  The bad’s that we’re still barking mad! Round bout now you are leaving  that strange emo phase when black nails, ribbons. lace and a moody face were all the craze! Now I am still convinced that  all that you’re about to witness  all the heart break, all the mistakes,  all those failed attempts at fitness, Every tear, and shout and giggle,  has gone towards creating me,  and I wouldn’t change a single second,  or your happiness or misery but with all that said I think there are  some things you ought to know  just to make your journey smoother,  a bit less bumpy on the go,  1! Don’t compare yourself To every girl you’ve met Their bigger boobs, their longer legs  their better make up, coz I will bet  that every girl that we ever met  compared themselves to us  our curvy waist, our curly hair  when all we though was “What’s The Fuss?”  You’re not them and they’re not you  and holy crap that’s nice  so stop comparing, start self caring  coz all you are will more than suffice 2 Hold your horses! take things slower, think it through,  you’re so good at jumping in the deep  without a freaking clue  You fall in love with best case scenarios whilst ignoring all the worst  so when the worst comes rollin’ round  your bubble’s quickly burst. Fight that urge to race ahead Be the tortoise, not the hare,  You’ll see the end before it’s here,  not fall straight over it when you’re there! 3 Take time to date yourself,  don’t let guys state your worth,  coz half the guys you end up being with  just didn’t deserve  everything you had to offer, coz you didn’t learnt to love yourself before you asked a boy to love you,  which got you left up on a shelf.  Figure out exactly who you are,  and then be daring,  but you’ve got to be more careful  when it’s your heart that you are sharing.  Aside from that, I don’t think  I’d change another thing,  Even that stupid decision you make  that 2012 will bring… But remember, there will be times,  when it feels like all is lost,  and there’s no way out from all that doubt and every bridge has been crossed But if you call it quits you’ll never see where we end up,  and I gotta say, it’s pretty freaking cool  so don’t give up. Life has got this funny way  of being really bad  and then just like that the light comes out  and you will feel so glad  that you held on that bit longer  So you can lay out in the sun and I hope that I can make you proud,  Love from Me at Twenty-one