30th July 2018
Letter to my teenage self.
Hi, Why are you so shy, I know you are capable of so much more, stop thinking that, you are too fat, not pretty enough and not clever enough, you can put your hand up in class, they won't laugh at you and think you are stupid, you do know the answer, just say it, you are not as thick as you think.
Your family love you so much, and yet you cannot love yourself, why don't you just try and be brave. Don't listen to the people who look down on you and tell you, you can't.
When you grow up you will realize, that they are no better than you, and everyone has the same fears as you. Enjoy your teenage years, you will never get them back.
Summer read, I am re-reading A Women of Substance, this is the copy I bought from a little second hand book shop in town, when I was 17 it has still got the price on it £2.75. I fell in love with the main Character Emma Heart, A story of rags to riches, and a very strong women, who built her own empire.