Dear Holly, You’re going to feel confused about your place in the world. You’re going to feel a desire to grow up too fast. Girls are going to say mean things. So are boys. Be strong, it will be hard but you’ll get through. Be confident, don’t let other people bring you down. Being a young woman can be difficult, but it’s also empowering. Love yourself, and be kind.
Dear Holly, remember to work hard in everything you do and try new things. Take advantage of opportunities and don’t be afraid to change your mind. Things will change in the coming years; you’ll lose friends & gain some. Just remember to take care of yourself! – Alannah
Dear Holly, make the most of the opportunities you get and try to get involved in as much as you can. Don’t get too stressed about the little things.
Don’t spend too much time on social media, make your own experiences, your own decisions. Make time for your family as wherever you, whatever mistakes you make, how big or small, they will always be there for you!
Dear Holly, when you were 13 you kissed a lot of boys. People taunted you for it and called you unfair names. You felt wrong for doing something you were ready and comfortable to do. Looking back, it hurts so much to think how badly you thought of yourself. Do whatever you feel comfortable with, as long as you’re not hurting others.
Dear Holly, I am writing you a little advice that I learned as I passed through the teenage years. When I look back from the adult phase of my life I think I should have been more involved in community & school activities along with building a strong friendship. Keep up with your awesome studies. Yourself.
Surround yourself with people who make you happy, make decisions that will have a positive impact. Things do get better. Accept everyone :) xxx
Dear holly, Look, I know you might hear this often but…. things always get better! It is inevitable that you will go through struggles but your life will never involve failing, only succeeding and learning from your experiences. Every single person on this planet has some kind of flame that needs to be ignited. Some find it hard to achieve that first spark, are you holding the flame? Your always loved no matter what you do… :)
Dear teenage self, school is a place that causes a lot of stress, contribution and social life. My advice to you is be you, go your own pace and contribute to your dreams and wishes. Always live in the moment and go all the way for your future. Sincerely yours.
Dear Holy, Be open minded and be yourself. Don’t focus on not important stuff.
Dear Holly, Don’t worry about friends so much, focus more on school. If they are your true friends they will support you. Try to stay open minded and think positive! Life is only as fun as you make it.