A MESSAGE FROM MY TEENAGE GIRL TO OTHER TEENAGE GIRLS
My 13 year old daughter said to me last night "Mum. I've written a blog if you want it, I've emailed it over to you". I went to my email and I opened this;
"The teenage years can be full of mysterious beginnings and ends.
For example, periods (but be careful, don't say it too loud. You might make someone "grossed out" or "disgusted"), friendships come to an end because of stupidly viscous fights about who has the flatter stomach and who's prettier and who's going to steal their boyfriends.
Girls this day and age are brought into a society full of "the goals life" that includes a flat stomach and an insane amount of free time to walk across the road from the huge house to the perfect beach loaded with six packs and tight tummies.
Everyone else who have insecurities are seeing all of these Instagram posts boasting about their "perfect life" and realising that they don't have it, which then leaves them sad, envious and bored at home shaming themselves to whatever extent.
BUT... that "perfect, amazing life" where people only have frozen yogurt on their Snapchat story, and are happy twenty-four seven in their size 4 clothes doesn't exist.
I know you're surprised, right?
They make it so convincing that this is what happiness looks like. I'm sure they don't mean to offend you or make you feel insecure etc, but it does because we forget that it's not just those things that make up happiness.
Happiness is when you enjoy what you're doing and love your insecurities because they are just as beautiful as that girl in the magazine.
Just a quickie, two things two remember;
One, don't care about what people think, recently I have been pursuing this and I feel so much more me on social media. I force myself to keep the certain post up on Snapchat etc, purely because I want to and not because it will make other people happy/sad. It makes feel 10x better, omg! I challenge you to do the same and set yourself free from whatever insecurities are holding you back.
Two, the girl in the magazine doesn't look like the girl in the magazine, I usually forget this but I shouldn't because, reality check, she doesn't.
If you are struggling with insecurities etc good people to follow on Intstagram are...
@bodyposipanda damn she slays....
@the_free_lilly woah she has pure talent"
The message is being heard and I am one proud mama, whatever we're learning we have a duty to teach our young girls
I want to get in quick, to make sure she knows that she's enough right now!
Because she is <3
(Might I also add you can also follow me on Instagram :O @this_girl_is_enough)