Ok, so here it is… THE LIST! xD
Inspired by Alexandra Potter’s book Who’s That Girl, I’ve decided to make my own list, ‘to my younger self’, per se, if ‘she’ could ever read it. ^^
Again, this is in no particular order.
1. You don’t need a boy/man to be happy.
I mean, seriously? Happiness comes from inside you, not from a boy. If anything, they make you doubt yourself. Not being negative here; it’s the truth. I have nothing against guys (except that most [I said most, not all. Don’t shoot me for that y’all] of them are sweet-talkers. They tell you everything sweet and nice early on in the relationship, but when they grow tired of you or the spark has gone, they dump you just as easily.) …. Ok, so maybe I AM a little bitter about relationships. =p But on a serious note, REALLY. You don’t HAVE to have a man in your life to be happy. It MAY contribute to SOME happiness, but trust me when I say that 98% of the happiness comes from ourselves. =)
2. Girl, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
YES, YOU. The slightly plump, gawky, awkward teen reading this now.
YOU.ARE.GORGEOUS. And don’t let ANYONE make you doubt that. Not even mummy or Ashley. You’re beautiful in your own way, and in more ways than one. You have a beautiful heart. But if you don’t love yourself, it’s no wonder no one else can love you. Accept yourself the way you are; flaws and all. You’re not ugly. FAR from it, in fact. People may not know/see it now, but continue loving yourself. One day, someone worthy will come along and treat you with the respect and love that you deserve. Heck, I may not have found the person (or might not have realised it yet, whichever it is) yet even now, but you should never stop loving yourself and treating yourself right. You deserve it.
(Is it pathetic to say that I actually cried while writing that? :oops: X.x )
3. Take your Ballet classes more seriously.
REALLY. It will do you good in the future. Plus it’ll come in handy in the future because you’ll be teaching for Lika! =D Whaddaya know! ^^ Don’t be shy. Everyone else is being expressive and you’re the only one that’s not, that’s why Mr Gino picks on you so much. Also, don’t dislike him.. You’ll be thankful later on that he taught you what he did.
And no, I’m not kidding.
4. TELL MR GINO HOW MUCH YOU APPRECIATE HIM.
ESPECIALLY before you leave for uni. Because you won’t have the chance to after that. And then you’ll start beating yourself up every single day since then for not letting him know. So please. Go ahead and give him a hug and thank him before you go. Go with your gut feeling. And NEVER take it for granted that you will see him during break. Because that would be just too late.
5. Be careful who you befriend.
Because some of them might SEEM to be regular friends, but they’ve been talking about you behind their backs. And they’d accuse you of stuff you never knew you did, or never did; but still, they would hold it against you. And some will take advantage of you because you’re quiet. Be alert. Don’t let your guard down.
6. Karma is a bitch.
And I mean that in a good way. ;D In the future you will come across people who think that just because they are of a higher rank than you, they can belittle you and insult you in such a way that it affected your views on a subject. But be patient. Karma has a MEAN elbow and said bad things will boomerang itself back to said people. And if you’re lucky, karma might just let you watch. ;)
7. Don’t take shit from ANYONE.
And I mean ANYONE. Regardless of their position. Just because someone is better, smarter or more ‘experienced’ in something than you are, doesn’t give them the right to treat you like trash. AT ALL.
If that person doesn’t respect you, then you sure as HELL shouldn’t respect that person. Because regardless of WHO you are, you should be respected. Younger, older, lawyer or peasant. EVERYONE deserves respect.
8. Continue your yoga classes.
Trust me, it’s for the best. Because it would REALLY help your flexibility, and that would REALLY help in Ballet.
9. Start controlling your weight. swt
While it’s still early. Don’t wait until later on until when you finally start being concerned about your weight, it’s already hard to lose them. aihz
10. YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW.
You may not realise it now, but you are. All those years of being mistreated has resulted in this benefit on you. You’re more tough emotionally and mentally than you give yourself credit for. LEARN from those experiences. You’ll continue to become STRONGER. I’m proud of you.
So there you have it. My list of things I would advise my younger self. I think I’ve come up with a pretty good one too, if I do say so myself.. =p