Dear Stephanie,

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Day 10
Dear 16 year old me
Write a letter to yourself at age 16. What would you tell yourself? What would you make your younger self aware of?

Dear 16 year old Stephanie,
        Your life is not what you see it as. You may feel lonely, unpopular, fat, and powerless. Even though you spend hours after school stuffing your face, and playing on your computer, and feeling completely miserable and alone, you are stronger than you think. High school is not where everyone has their best years, in fact, yours will come later down the road. Later, when you have fought through the emotional binge eating, the isolation, and self-pity. Your best days will come when eating healthy and exercising teach you to start feeling better about yourself. You'll learn to put yourself out there, and make more friends, and learn that happiness and confidence come from feeling more comfortable in your own skin. One day, memories of sitting on the couch eating a box of oreos will seem foreign, and instead you'll look forward to the next marathon or triathlon you're training for. You'll still struggle at times with food, but overall you are stronger and you love yourself more than you ever did before, to go back to that place. You may not have a date for senior prom, and have to buy a dress in a big girl size, but one day you'll walk down the aisle in a gorgeous gown with the man you love. You may hate yourself, your body, your entire life, but those are just words. Pick your head up, and fight on, because your best is yet to come.

almost 30 Stephanie

16 year old Stephanie

almost 30 Stephanie

What would you tell your 16 year old self?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a good question! I think I would tell myself to stop worrying and just enjoy the moment. Don't live in the past or future, just do your thing and all will be good. Oh and the first heartbreak will come soon and you will survive! :)