Messages To My Younger Self – 16

Hi Alice,

You’re still obsessing, aren’t you?

You’re making yourself ill.

Look at you – you’re not skinny (and you never will be, sorry girl) BUT THAT’S OK.  Start eating. Your stomach is all over the place, and yes it’s lovely when people say “wow, haven’t you lost weight?” and the relatives think it’s your “puppy fat” dropping off FINALLY but life isn’t a only diet coke and your evening meal.

He doesn’t like your best friend because she’s skinnier than you – he’s not that superficial.  Yes, it’s easier to think he’d want you more if you were skinnier, but however much you weigh you won’t be her.  THAT IS OK TOO.

Be nicer to your mum and dad.  They don’t know what’s going on in your head – try and let them in.  make sure they know you’re not on drugs, and you’re not pregnant.

While we’re on that – that’s going to be happening this year.  For God’s sake, use protection, you’ve seen enough teen films to know what can happen.

But here’s some good news for you – this year you’ll get what you want.  Make the most of it.

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