This is a difficult letter to write because I know you so well. You think you know it all and you may not like what I want to tell you.
You are worth so much more than you think.
You are intelligent, caring and loyal, but you are too trusting. Not everyone is as open and honest as you are. People can be manipulative, jealous, thoughtless, heartless and cruel.
Stay away from toxic friends. You know who they are really. They have been dragging you down to their level since you met them at Middle School. You got stuck with them and they are not nice girls. They lie, steal and do not value your friendship.
You will finally cut all ties with them when you are 30, but that means 21 years of bullying, abuse and tears. I wish you had the strength of character to ditch them at age 16, but you are easily led.
You always refer to yourself as lazy, but you are not. You are ambitious, but something holds you back. You will eventually become successful in your career, but you could have achieved more earlier. You must enjoy your work, if you do not it is time to move on.
Men. What can I tell you about men? A lot of them really are only after one thing. You are incapable of having 'no strings' relationships. You care too much about the men you let into your heart and your bedroom. If you meet someone in the pub, when you and they are drunk, this is not going to be the start of a healthy relationship.
If you are seeing a man who becomes aggressive for no reason on an early date, do not move in with him and then stay with him for months because you think you'll never find someone else. You may be big, but you must never be so desperate for love that you ignore your instincts and allow someone to bully you and turn you into a quivering wreck. When someone tells you that you are a crazy bitch you should leave them, not believe them.
Luckily you will know when you find true love and you will hang on to it and cherish it.
Finally, if you can, try to stay away from the biscuits!
I love you.
This post was inspired by one of the writing prompts at the Sleep is for the Weak writing workshop.
This week I loved all of the writing prompts, for me they're the best selection yet.
I chose prompt no.1 Write a letter to your 16-year-old self.
If I had the time I would have loved to write a post for each prompt. In fact, I may just do that anyway, just not today!
If you haven't been over to the writing workshop I can highly recommend it.