December Writing Challenge: Day 1

So, a friend of mine posts blogs on a regular basis, and she recently started a December challenge thing. It really fascinated me, so I figured I’d give it a go too. I’m only two days behind, so catching up will be a breeze!

Day 1: If the you of today could go back in time and give advice to any of the previous yous, which age would you visit and what would you tell them?

It’s time to wake up and go to school. Take a shower and get dressed. Pull your things together in your backpack, and head out the door. Before you begin the walk to high school, you should stop for a second and think. Be brave. High school is a grueling time to be different, but who wants to be normal, right? Today is a new opportunity to be true to yourself and remember that you are who you were supposed to be. Nothing can change that, and nothing should.

Don’t worry about what other people are going to think of you, because you are surrounded by people in your life that love you just the way you are. I know what you’re going through, because I’ve already been through it. I’m coming back to tell you that your choices can be different if you want them to be, and everything will still turn out alright. The fears you’re holding inside of you are legitimate fears, but you don’t have to worry about them. Everything is going to turn out fine in the end.

Oh, and by the way. Those dark thoughts you’re harboring in your mind? Yeah, the same ones you think about whenever you think about the real you being revealed to everyone around you? Let them go. Life is a gift, and it’s worth every breath. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it. You’re loved, so hang on to your life no matter what!

Joshua, this is your 26 year old self telling you that you don’t have to hide anymore. You’re exactly who you’re supposed to be. Now get to school. You still have time to get to the library before the morning bell rings!

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