Today I decided to write a letter to my younger self, circa pre-college era and during a time where I felt super lost and had no idea what I was doing.
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You're at a weird point in your life where you feel like you have nothing together, and that's okay but also very far from the truth. You know lots about the things you are questioning, like where you want to go to college or what you want to study. Self-reflection is a thing you are best it, and you have all these answers to the things that keep you up at night. Your problem isn't not knowing, but rather not wanting to let other people down. As cliche as it sounds, the only opinion that matters is your own. And if the people in your life don't support you then they shouldn't be in your life. It can be hard to have to let go of people in your life, but sometimes you have to get rid of those people who bring you down or make you feel less than.
You are going to make it out okay, things might get tough but it's nothing you can't handle. Prioritizing yourself and your mental health is going to help you learn how to deal with the hard stuff and give you the tools to make it out on the other side. You need to stop putting your mental health on the back burner, you shouldn't hide with what you're dealing with but rather try and tame your inner mean girl.
Also, stop hating on podcasts. Inspiring business women podcasts are going to help you way more than you'd think. You're a bad***, embrace it and listen to other strong women share their stories and knowledge.
Above all, enjoy it. You're growing up and soon high school will be a distant memory.
All the love,
Signed, sealed, and delivered to myself.
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