So, the votes are in for the letter to your younger self contest! First, I just have to say how much I enjoyed reading ALL of these letters. You guys are just amazing and awesome, as is The Perfect 10 for their insight and great judging.
This week’s contest resulted in a TIE! That’s right…two winning letters. And here they are:
Dear Sophomore Sara,
I’m not really sure how to start a letter like this. Hi? How’s school? I don’t know. You were always (and still are) awkward like this…I know what you’re thinking right now. What’s it like being senior? Do I—we?—have a boyfriend? Good grades? Am I valedictorian? Class president? Well, I’m not going to answer any of those. Because, frankly, they don’t matter. You don’t always have to be the smartest, the best, and the prettiest. Just being your normal, dorky self is more than enough. Don’t take 4 advanced placement classes during your senior year; it’ll only add to the college planning stress. Don’t compare yourself to your friends and your sister; you shouldn’t be afraid to be your own person. Don’t compare yourself to the “popular girls;” beauty is WAY more than appearance. Please, please, please don’t forget to have fun. Your family loves you, and it’s not going to make you a weird outcast to spend a Friday night with them instead of your friends. Relax. Enjoy yourself. Smile. Laugh. And most importantly: be yourself.
See you around ;P
Dear 14 years old me.
Go to study. That’s my first advice for you. I now realise how important is to study hard. And maths. It won’t be hard if you start studing. And staright A-s will make you proud. And happy, you should know that.
Start reading books. I know you hate the books that give you from school, they are boring, so go to the library and start reading something nice. Agatha Christie maybe?
Go and play football sometimes. Here, you’re loving it but you realise you started playing it late, so you’re not as good as the others.
And finally, don’t dump Elena. You will never find a girl like her. 😉
Wish you all the best,
Trayche, you at 16.
Congrats to Sara and Trayche! Please email your contact info to: Juliecross1 (at) live (dot) com