dear 15 year oldI feel incredibly honored because Jubilee, one of the two creators of this tag, nominated me to participate. So many thanks to her!! ❤ It was over a year ago that she and Chiari created this but, I couldn’t bring myself to fill it out. I skipped over it time and time again, always choosing the more fun and lighthearted tags. Age 15 was just such a toughie for me… I didn’t want to go back and relive it.

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  • Post the tag and image above
  • Mention the creators of the tag and link back to their blog
  • Thank whoever nominated you and link back to their blog
  • Nominate 5 other bloggers that you love and notify them by commenting on their latest post

This tag was created by Everyday Magic With Jubilee and Mom Life With Chiari. You can click on the highlighted names to check out more inspirational posts from their blogs. Make sure to tag them in your post so that they can read your letters of encouragement.

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Don’t be hard on yourself because… you are not being loved the way you deserve. But, please, be harder on yourself about the things you are ingesting and how poorly in school you are all of a sudden doing!

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The relationship you’re in… will turn out to be the absolute worst one in your entire life and will mean NOTHING to you in the future. Get out as soon as possible but, hey, hello, I know everyone’s already telling you that and you’re not listening. There’s nothing even YOU can say to you, is there?

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You will get through this because… you always do. You always get through everything and the tears will stop pouring eventually. Remember that.

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Don’t get caught up in thinking… you need to prove anyone wrong, that you’ll have one of those high school romances, that you don’t need friends or even, family, and that drugs will cure all. Cut that shit out because, I’m tellin’ ya, it only goes downhill from here.

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These experiences will help you learn… how not to be treated by others and most importantly, how not to treat yourself.

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  1. Jennie @ 50shad3s0fjay
  2. Stephanie @ Late Night Reflecting
  3. Jinjer @ The Intrepid Arkansawyer
  4. Jenni @ xo, jenni
  5. Stella @ Schlep – A Lifestyle Trend

Of course, there’s never any pressure to participate but, I have a feeling my 5 nominees would write the most entertaining and beautiful responses to this tag if they did.

Here’s a clean slate, for anyone, even if I didn’t tag you:

  • Don’t be hard on yourself because…
  • The relationship you’re in…
  • You will get through this because…
  • Don’t get caught up in thinking…
  • These experiences will help you learn…

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41 thoughts on “Dear 15 Year Old Me Tag

    1. Seriously, I mean, there was no one else in the world we were going to listen to at that age. Maybe we needed to hear this kind of advice from ourselves. 😛 Thanks for reading!!

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    1. Yeah, we were all a bit too insecure, I think? If only I could have talked to my future self. I was just so hard headed, I don’t even know if I would have listened.

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  1. It’s so interesting to wonder if we had this advice at 15 if anything would ever really change. Probably not, but that shows how we grow! Thank you for nominating me to do the tag! I am so excited to make my own post, and I loved reading your answers. I think the last one is wonderful to sum it up, because that’s where everything else seems to stem by how we are treated and treat ourselves.

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    1. I know, that’s what makes me so mad about my 15 year old self. I knew nothing but thought I knew everything & wouldn’t listen to anyone. I wouldn’t have believed a future me, even.

      I am more than excited to read your response to this tag, Stephanie! I already know it’s gonna be so good! ❤ So happy you liked my answers, this was a toughie to write!

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  2. Awwww – thanks for the tag & I loved your answers. I always wonder if knowing everything we do now, would we have been better off? Sometimes, I don’t think so because you have to learn those life lessons on your own ❤ Fifteen was a looooonnggg time ago for me but I look forward to doing this one!!

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    1. I am so looking forward to reading your responses, Stella! & you’re totally right, we DO need to go through all of the bad stuff to learn those important life lessons. Maybe if I hadn’t, my future self would be telling me to do the opposite? Hmm… interesting to think about lol.

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  3. I love these posts that reflect on the past. I remember feeling quite alone when I was 15. Where you said, “There’s nothing even YOU can say to you, is there?” so true!! I mean for myself as well. Sometimes you just have to make the mistake in order to learn from it! Just out of curiosity but were you journaling during that time too? Sometimes I open up my journals from my teenage years and the thought process I had then sometimes just blows my mind haha It’s amazing how much you can change and grow without realizing it in the moment.

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    1. It was kind of a toughie writing this one. Reflecting on the past isn’t my favorite. 😛 & seriously, I thought about myself at 15 & just know that I wouldn’t have even listened to future me… I was so hard headed. It’s actually comforting to know you were the same. ❤

      I have been writing in journals/diaries sporadically since I could write but I don't have any of them I could look back on. I think I started journaling on a private Tumblr around age 16 though & I have those still. I so wish I could have every single thing I ever wrote down. It'd be so interesting.

      That's really so cool you still have all yours!!

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  4. Awww thank you for tagging me, Hunida!!♡

    I will try and get on that ASAP. I really loved reading this, it really hit close to home. 15 was a toughie for me too, and then it only seemed to get worse for the rest of my teens. What matters is that are so much stronger now! All of the pains of the past we’re part of growing into the best version of ourselves. It’s so important to forgive ourselves, we we’re only doing the best with the knowledge we had at the time. As we always are.

    that being said….

    thank the LORD my teens are over, and high school too, while we’re at it!

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    1. Ahh I cannot wait to read your responses, Jenni. ❤ I think 15 was only the start of my downward spiral, too. It's crazy how alike we are now & always have been. & you're right, what matters is how much stronger we are now & we wouldn't have gotten here without all the messy struggles. ❤

      Lol, I am so glad that my teens/high school are over, too. It baffles me when people say they wish they could go back!

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      1. I think that’s why we met when we did, because we’re far past the old pains and struggles and in a better place now, I definitely do not regret going through it all because I know it’s made me have so much more compassion for others♡ I can’t think of anything LESS appealing than going back to high school….HELL NAW

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        1. Aw yeah ❤ everything happens for a reason!! & sometimes, I still wish I would have ended that relationship sooner but you're right– I needed the life lessons. ❤ Lol definitely agree with you on going back to HS. No thanks!

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  5. Glad you survived 15, Hunida! Sounds like it was a rough time.

    Thanks for tagging me but I’ll decline as my teenage years were pretty darn good compared to my life now. My only advice to my 15-yo self would be to never grow up because adulting sucks. LOL I’d go back to 15 in a heartbeat, if I could. Sigh…

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    1. I am very surprised I survived years 15-18. 😛 It still would have been lovely to read a positive response from you, telling your younger self to stay just the way you are but, no hard feelings! ❤ I'm so glad to hear you had some great teenage years, Jinjer!

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  6. I love this! There have been times when I’m reminded of the past and how things have turned out. But it always has been for the better, never for worse. Love the words you wrote. Weirdly enough, I can relate to some of it. Even now. Well I guess it’s not that weird right? Lol

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    1. Aw yeah, everything we go through in the past is always for the better. Otherwise, we’d never learn any of life’s important lessons. 🙂 I’m so happy you loved this & were able to relate– it’s not weird at all. Thank you. ❤

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  7. Aw Hunida, I am so proud of you for sharing this, you little super star!!! I wish we could have been friends at 15! Though we are different people now than we would have been, I reckon we would have been such good friends had we been at school together! But I’m so glad we have each other now and I couldn’t be more excited to meet you soon! Anyway, I believe everything happens for a reason, and everything shapes us into who we are now. I am so happy you have come so far, and that you’re in a happier healthier place now!! 15 is such a hard age, I think any teenage years are, being at school, figuring out who you are. We don’t love ourselves enough when we are younger, at least I know I didn’t! Thanks so much for shari this lovely, and thanks so much for tagging me. I’m so excited to share my answers. Love you ❤️

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    1. Aw, thank you, love ❤ I really needed a friend like you when I was 15. I wish we could have known each other, too. We all meet at the right time though & our time is coming soon!!

      I so agree that everything we go through somehow shapes & teaches us. ❤ I didn't love myself nearly enough when I was a teenager either & you're right– I think it's toxic because we're all going through that at the same time.

      ❤ ❤ I cannot wait to read your response!!!

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      1. We would have been such good friends and definitely a major support for one another but exactly, agreed and I can not wait to meet ya!!

        Definitely!! Agreed, it’s madness really!! I think those years can be the toughest!

        Eek I am so excited to write it, I will do you justice I promise! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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