Tuesday, April 10, 2012

HAWMC - Day 10 - Letter to my 16 yr old self

To be honest, I did not want to do today's challenge. But since I missed Saturday and Sunday's topic, then I figured I'd go ahead and do it.

The challenge for today is to write a letter to my 16 year old self.

"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?"

Again, to go back to the Superpower post, I wouldn't tell my 16 year old self anything. 

1) I wouldn't listen. People much wiser than I was tried to tell me many things during my teen years and I simply wasn't having it. I am strong willed. I like to learn things the hard way. I didn't believe anyone else could ever possibly understand me and therefore, didn't know what they would or should be doing. So the idea that I could have even been effective seems impossible to me. 

2) While I've many plenty of mistakes in my past, and have done lots and lots of bad things, every single one of those things was necessary for me to get where I am right now. Who knows how different I might be had I not experience everything I did. I am a very big believer in the idea that everything in life happens for a reason and while I don't necessarily believe that every thing is predetermined, I do think that the universe is always working in our favor to support us. So - good, bad, and the ugly, had a purpose. 

So if someone offered me an opportunity to talk to my 16 year old self, I would turn it down. 

What about you? 
What would you say to your younger self? 


  1. I agree with #2! I'm having a tough time with today's prompt because I wouldn't change a thing about my past. Anything I could think of changing would change my favorite things about my present life, and I wouldn't change those for anything.

  2. I agree with ya, for the most part. But, I would tell the16 year old me to not stop laughing. No matter what happened, don't lose the laughter...because it has been the hardest thing to revive.