Ok so I’m now classed as old, not cool, mum, whatever, talk to the hand. But once I was a teenager, and yes that was after the dinosaurs became extinct.
Life as a teen is much harder now, I will admit. Your learning seems harder, your exams seem harder, social media didn’t exist when I was a teen.
What I do know is you will make a total arse of yourself. You will be self absorbed, you will make bad judgment, bad decisions. But you will learn and come out a better person.
People will be cruel, but this reflects more on them than you. And as above they will make the same mistakes you make and will also hopefully learn from it.
Why am I’m writing this? Because as your mum I’ve been given the honour of knowing the real you.
I’ve seen you throwing up from the anxiety attacks. I’ve seen you bottle up your feelings, put on the joker mask, when inside you feel crap. Ive seen the worst side of you, were I could actually throttle you.
Whatever people think of you I know you have no self belief, no ego. You just have a dream your chasing. I’ve never seen anyone so driven to succeed.
You work so hard. Every day no matter what the weather you go out to do your paper round. You want to do as well as you can with your education. You study and put 100% in to anything that involves performing. I would say your probably a little to keen🤣.
You try so hard to be positive, kind and supportive to people. And if their awesome and kind you will be able to lean on them for support like you once showed them. Just know true friends will give you that time and understand when your being an idiot, they won’t judge.
The teenage years will pass, and you will look back and think to yourself how trivial your problems were. I can say this, as I was once a teen. And my best friends that I have now, were the best friends I had in my teens. I’m lucky enough to have some fantastic supportive people from my teens, and friends I’ve made as Ive muddled my way through this adulting part of my life.
Just be true to yourself, because you really are a pretty amazing human. As your mum I just hope you find happiness and self belief you deserve.
P.s some adults can be total arses as well😜.