Saturday, 13 April 2013

A to Z: Letters

I thought Letters was quite appropriate, as in the A to Z challenge we are celebrating how diverse letters can be, and what words you can find that begin with them, and hopefully using that letter to inspire a great post.

The kind of letter I'm thinking of though is a letter that you might send by post or e-mail or that you could type or hand-write. A form of communication. A love letter, a dead letter, a lost letter and so on. A piece of prose that's frank and sometimes beautiful.

Now I've typed the word 'letter' so often that it seems like a weird word. Does it seem weird to you? So many e's and t's.

So now I'm going to write a letter. This one in particular is to my younger self, because she really needs it. The question 'What would you say to your teenage or younger self now?' is one that is asked a lot. I think it's about time for mine.

April 13th 2013

To me,

Now that your teenage years are starting, there are a few things you should know. I'm here to tell you all about them. Please heed my words. I know you're stubborn (and you will only get more so), but just listen, it'll pay off.

First off, don't listen to the bullies. They're morons. You'll grow into your looks one day, it'll take some time though. Now some of them have fallen pretty darn low. You'll love the payback they get.

Secondly, don't waste your time with people who you're not sure about. You're actually not a bad judge of character. Listen to that, and also, tell your sister to listen to it too. These people will turn out to be just as awful as you thought they might be. Definitely don't waste time on boys who are up and down like a yo-yo. You're better than that. But take a chance on one and see how well that turns out.

Thirdly, liking different music is not a crime. Embrace it. In time it'll be pretty cool that you like the golden oldies.

When you want to die your hair red (yes, you really will) just do it, and don't listen to teachers telling you how bad it is, because nowadays you've reverted back and people seem to think it suits you. Red hair rules.

Do the things you want to do. It doesn't matter what people say. Grab life and shake it up a little. I know you will anyway, but do it more so. Jump at chances, and for God's sake try to get a job at 16, you really need the experience.
If you're proactive and happy, everything will fall into place.

Yours Faithfully, me (only older and hopefully wiser).


  1. I sure could have used a letter like that from older, wiser self as a teen. I certainly didn't listen to anyone else back then. Writing a letter like that now captures, validates and celebrates how much you've learned. Nicely done.
    Fellow A to Z'er

    1. Thank you very much. I certainly hope it does. There's no way i would have listenedf but it might have helped as a warning.

  2. This is such a cool idea. I love your letter to your younger self. I do love letters in general, too. I have pen pals and it's so awesome! People have lost their love for writing and it's such a shame. There's something about handwritten notes that just seem so much more heartfelt xxx

    1. Thanks Hannah :). I agree. I'm always leaving little notes to the boyfriend around the house, and hopefully he appreciates them. x

  3. Great advice; however, my younger me probably wouldn't have listened.

    1. Thank you. Aha, I wouldn't have either. I doubt anyone would, but it's the thought that counts.


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