Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

18 Bumps

If you could write a letter to yourself as a teenager, what would you say?


Asked by Mrs.BAT at 10:18 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Just for Fun

Level 38 (105,028 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (46)
  • Oh, this is tough. I'm gonna really have to think about this. Let's say I'm writing to myself at 15. (And btw, I don't know that I'd change anything bc I've ended up with a wonderful life so far, but, for fun, this is what I'd like to say.

    Dear Self,
    You're not fat. Stop comparing yourself to super models and realize that you have an amazing body. It won't last forever, so ENJOY it. Eat what you want sometimes. It doesn't matter if you're not perfect all the time, there are people that find you absolutely beautiful. Just stop caring about it so much. It does not matter nearly as much as you think.

    Also, take a rest with the boy crazy stuff. You don't need to fall in love at 15. There will always be boys, but you won't always have the freedom you have now, to focus solely on yourself. And watch out for the Jeff guy that is going to show up soon. He's gorgeous, yeah, and he will love you. (con't)

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:24 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Dear Ati,

    There are two things you need to know. The first is that there is nothing wrong with you. Nothing. You are healthy and beautiful and intelligent, and the only reason people don't like you is because you push them away and act like a jackass know-it-all. Second, stop being a judgemental jerk. If you do, you will be able to love others and yourself the way they deserve and you won't feel so ashamed about what you're doing with your boyfriend (who will become your husband and the father of your children... not that you don't already know that). AND you'll be able to enjoy life and all it's wonders and pleasures a lot more.


    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:26 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Stay away from boys and sex until you finish college and start a career. There's plenty of time for that later. And study, study, study.

    Answer by ceallaigh at 10:21 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • For the love of God--DON'T HAVE SEX WITH HIM...and when you're 15!! JUST WAIT!! And can you please not mess up in college, it gets sooooooo much harder when you try to go back to school when you're 31. Why don't ya do it right the 1st time around cuz it's not gonna work out with the guy you're going to be with at that time. Also...will you PLEASE keep with the exercise?! Or you will gain 50lbs. real quick like and it's way harder to take off when ya get older!!

    P.S. Don't sleep with that bartender in 2002 either...just don't ...

    Answer by michelle121003 at 10:29 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Dear Music,
    The boy you are about to have sex with doesn't love you or care about you. Neither do the next three. Stay in school and go to college. It's hard having a baby at 16. Your heart will break. Please change your mind....

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:19 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • go on a diet and lose weight, get contacts and your hair relaxed! please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lmao i looked a hot mess as a teenager. i didn't come out of my shell until i lost weight, etc. and started caring about how i looked.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:20 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Don't let other people who look like they have it all get to you and make you feel bad about yourself. They very likely do not have things as good as they pretend. And don't think not having a boyfriend is the end of the world. There is plenty of time for that when you're done with school so stay in college longer and get your degree. Don't get out when you have only enough education to get by. Live as much as you can now before you settle down and have children and know that when you do, they will be the best part of your world.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 10:25 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Listen to your parents, they do know what they are talking about. Don't have sex with that first ass wipe. Wait till you are truely in love, then it would be both of your first times. Don't mouth off so much either LOL And don't cut your hair, let it grow all one length, as that is how it looks best LOL

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 10:25 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Dear Me...STAY IN SCHOOL and GRADUATE. Go to college when you are young and have no children. get a great job then have kids. please don't do everything backwards.

    Answer by jbcmom at 10:44 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Don't let your Granny influence your decision to go to college or not. Your boyfriend, if he really loves you will be there when you get out of school,and you can get married then. DON'T stay home from school,and get married right out of high school! GO TO SCHOOL AND GET YOUR EDUCATION FIRST!!!!! Granny lives in the past, she thinks all women are good for is to keep house,and have babies, cause that's how she was raised. She doesn't realize that in this world today, you have to have a college education to get ahead in life.

    Answer by jaycietaylorgma at 11:00 PM on Nov. 3, 2010