Saturday Strength #5

There's often a question that people ask you about what you would tell you younger self. Most people would think that a 16 year old girl can't really answer this question as we haven't lived long enough to have already experienced enough.I disagree with that, I don't think that nobody hasn't experienced enough but that we experience more as we get older. 

I wanted to share 3 things that I would tell my younger self as I thought it would be interesting 
for you to know as well as getting to know me more on a personal level. 

1. Don't let people tell you what is right and wrong for you to do and for them to control you - When I was younger I was bullied and I would let people do it because I thought that it was ok and I let it get to the point in where I wouldn't go to school. When it all got sorted it was time for me to go into high school, and I think about how much easier it would have been if I had said something sooner.

2. Be friends with people you want to be friends with not the friends that are popular - When I started high school I had the same friends that I had in junior school, but we slowly drifted apart but I stayed close with a few of them. Unforunatley they became friends with the 'popular' girls and I thought that I had to be too. When we went out I felt so uncomfortable because they were doing things that I knew were wrong, and I would just sit there watching because I didn't know what to do as they were the only 'friends' that I had. This went out for about 2 years until personal things happened and I lost all everyone me and it was then that I realised I shouldn't have sacrificed friends for the popularity I wanted.

3. Get help and see somebody sooner - I've had anxiety since I was a lot younger but it got worse and the panic attacks started when I was about 11 or 12. I left it for about 2 or 3 years to go and see somebody. By the time that I saw somebody it was too late for it all to be sorted out as my anxiety had taken over my life, to the point in which I can't go out without my mom and I can't to go the college that everyone else is because of how big it is even though everyone I know is going, and it could give me a better education. I often think about what my life would be like now if I had started talking to somebody sooner.


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