Dear 16-year-old me,
Yes, you’re doing it. You’re writing and people are reading. It feels incredible and you will love every second of it. Don’t waste any time thinking you’re not any good. You might not be the best, but go ahead, you will love it and that’s the most important thing. The day you start blogging, spend a little extra second appreciating it…because three and a half years later, you’ll want to remember that moment.
Let’s talk about your body. You probably don’t really like it that much. Well, you should. Don’t give it vodka because it won’t like it, at all. And don’t drastically change your hair colour every few months. It’s fun yes, but you will appreciate your natural hair more later.
Don’t surround yourself with people who bring you down and stay away from people with negative energy. You’ll be wasting your time with these people. Stick with people who bring out all the good in you, they will be worth your time.
Don’t overthink stuff. Be impulsive sometimes. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to be serious and have lots of stuff to think about later on. And don’t be scared of change, it’s an incredible thing and the moment you embrace it is the moment you’ll actually start living.
Don’t forget to travel as often as possible. You will grow to love it more and more as you grown older and later on you might not always have time to travel as much. Don’t waste your time thinking about leaving Malta, you won’t, because you love it too much.
One final thing: The moment you meet a 23-year-old guy by the name of Etienne, don’t even think about not going out with him. He will change your life and make you the happiest, most loved girl in the world.
22-and-a-half-year-old you! (Yes, I still count half birthdays. My half birthday is today, as it happens!)