Dear Fifteen-Year-Old-Me

Dear Fifteen-Year-Old Me,

Hi. It's me. Victoria. I'm nineteen years and five months old. I'm from your future. (Obviously.) How's it going? I hope you're doing well. I have some advice for you, if you don't mind listening for a minute. 

You're going to like makeup. I know it's hard to imagine, because right now you feel like wearing makeup makes you look like you're trying too hard, and you'd rather spend an extra twenty minutes sleeping than trying to get your lipstick straight. That's ok. Just know makeup isn't inherently bad, and that when you're ready you'll love wearing it. 

It's ok to be introverted. I know it's hard talking to new people, and I know it's tiring for you. That's just who you are, and you don't need to change. You have your friends, and you love spending time with them. You prefer quality over quantity. Enjoy it, and remember to take time out for yourself. 

Life is scary. I know. You're freaking out right now because you're trying to decide what to do with the rest of your life, and you don't have a clue. Don't worry, everyone feels like this, and the people who say they don't are pretending. (Or they're an alien, and in that case you still don't need to worry about them.) Enjoy being in high school while you can, and try to not lose sleep over the future. You'll figure it out. 

I know you're worried, I know it's hard. But it gets better. I promise. 


What would you say to your fifteen-year-old self? 


  1. I think you would say very similar things to your 19 year old self such as 'don't lose sleep over the future' and many other things when you're in your 20's. We are in a perpetual state of looking back at our younger selves and wishing we didn't worry as much or overthink, when we probably are doing just that for our older version to think the same thing. The key is to break the chain and live in the moment as hard as that is. Reflect and learn but don't repeat, and then finally you can look back and not give advice but see a better version of yourself each time.

    Great post! :)

    1. That is beautiful and so true, Kate. It's so important to see the big picture but it can be hard when you're so focused on a tiny piece of the puzzle.

  2. I'd tell my 15 year old self that I'm going to figure out quite a bit about myself when I turn 18. I probably had a feeling when I was 15, though.

    1. I hope you continue to learn and grow as a person <3


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