I'm sure you probably know about all these #DearMe
videos for the international women's day. If you don't, it's just what the title says, a letter to a younger self, to tell you the things you wish someone had told you when you were younger.Here I go...Dear Me,
You're growing up, you're painfully shy and you can't help but hide your real opinions and thoughts. You try really hard to be someone else because you think you're not good enough. Stop that, you ARE good enough, if some boy or "friend" tell you the opposite, just don't listen to them. I know it's really hard, and it hurts, but in the end, their opinions are nothing to you... you're gonna grow up to be someone you can admire, and you will probably never see those boys you "like" so much.
Please, keep doing the things you like, never stop because someone tells you "you should not do that, it's not what a girl does". Fight that, be different, don't follow the stereotypes.
Learn new things on your own, don't stick to what your parents, teachers or friends tell you. You can be your own teacher. If you don't believe the same as your parents or teachers, it's alright, we all have different opinions and you should feel strong about your own.
Don't mind the bullies, they're mean to you, I know, it hurts as hell, I know... they don't think about your feelings, and they laugh at you. I know it's hard, but don't listen to them. There are gonna be bullies everywhere, and you should learn to ignore it. In the end, they are the ones who end up bad. Just wait, you'll see... those bullies are not gonna do nothing with their lives... and you're gonna get good grades and go to university. They're not gonna do that -trust me, I know- In the end, they don't matter. If they laugh at you for being different, it's good... trust me, being different it's a good thing! And I know you think there's no-one as weird as you... but hell, you're gonna find some good friends who understand you and, damn, are even weirder than you. And it's sooooo goood!
Finally, my friend, don't be obsessed with your body. People tell you you should be thiner and prettier... why do they care anyway?! Don't starve yourself! Don't eat less, but healthier. And it's a good thing to workout, but don't exaggerate, if your body tells you to stop doing something, you should listen to it, we don't want you to get sick!
Stay healthy, keep doing the things you like, learn new things and keep dreaming, because your dreams will come true!
Da oldie Viviana.