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Note to my 16 year old self


Friday, January 25, 2013

So part of the BLC challenge this weekend is to write a letter to your 16 year old self. Well, one thing I know is I could of talked until I was blue in the face and I wouldn't of listened. Not because I knew it all but because of self-doubt.

To me,

When Dad says "You have the world at your finger tips" and "you can be anything you want to be" he is right. You have so many advantages, you are smart, strong, athletic, pretty and warm hearted. Don't be afraid to show people the real you. Don't worry about what they are thinking. Mom use to say "People aren't making judgements about you that you are making about yourself" she was right. They are worried about themselves. Nobody is holding you back but you. You don't NEED to have a boyfriend all the time and you are NOT fat. Concentrate on developing yourself. Challenge yourself. Stop putting yourself in a box - try new things. Somewhere inside of you you wanted to be the underdog and then prove to people you could be great. Multiply the gifts you have and give them back to God through others. He has given you so many blessings so reach into the world and make things happen, grow as His child so when life comes to meet you with a husband and children you meet them right back ready to add to their lives.

You're a good person who is cutting themselves short by needing a boyfriend and always dieting. Look outside your box, there is not a box except for the one you created. Most of all, you are loved for who you really are.

Love, Me
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FITMAY 1/28/2013 8:55PM

    I plan to listen to your advise TODAY... emoticon
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_BACK2BASICS_ 1/27/2013 4:57PM

    We are frequently our own worst critics. The line "Nobody is holding you back but you" is so true for many of us. Now, with the experience and knowledge we have, we know what to do and know we can dream big. There is a quote by Edward Young, "Those who build beneath the stars build too low." Let's continue to believe in ourselves and dream big! We can do it! emoticon

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DWEBI09 1/26/2013 5:27PM

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SINGER73 1/26/2013 1:17PM

    That was a emoticon blog. I love the advice and I'm actually going to take it now.

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 1/26/2013 11:38AM

    emoticon I think so many teens & young women struggle to appreciate their own value, and rely on a boyfriend to feel good about themselves. Thanks for sharing.

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LIGHTONMYFEET7 1/25/2013 6:13PM

    So Sweet!!! Get outside that box!!!! YES YES YES!!! Great job getting that out there!!!
We all need to "GET OUTSIDE OUR BOXES"!!!

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JENNIK2 1/25/2013 3:53PM

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XXMILAXX 1/25/2013 3:44PM

    emoticon blog..if only we knew then what we know now!!

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LITTLEDEBI 1/25/2013 3:30PM

    Very well written! Yep if we could turn back time with the knowledge we have today
we all be very smart healthy women!

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PRACHI17 1/25/2013 2:26PM

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GRACIEC 1/25/2013 2:24PM

    It's amazing what we put ourselves through! It's a shame that it takes so many years to realize the truth that allows us to be strong individuals as adults! At least we learned! LOL

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