Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dear Teen Me Letter + Giveaway

Hi y'all! As part of the DEAR TEEN ME blog tour, I wrote a letter to my teen self. This was a lot harder than I thought it'd be! Anywho, here we go!

Dear Lena Beana,

I've been sitting here and wondering what I should say to you. Should I tell you about the guys you'll meet or maybe the the places you'll visit or possibly the obstacles you'll overcome? Maybe I should warn you about the boys that will break your heart and the friends that'll betray you.

Then a thought occurred to me. What if I tell you something and it completely alters our life? See, there's this movie you'll watch in the dorms freshman year. It's called THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT. It's actually really good, especially the scenes where Ashton Kutcher is topless and his cute little butt and...ya know, nevermind. ANYWAY, it's about a guy that has the ability to travel back in time and change bits and pieces of it. He thinks he's saving his friends and family, but ultimately, he's ruining their lives and his own. Any little thing, even something as simple as the flutter of a butterfly wing, can completely change the world.

With that said, I'm not going to take that risk. Even if I could save you from heartache and especially from those restless nights where you cry until your eyes are swollen, I just can't risk it. The thing is, every single thing happens for a reason. Cliche, I know. I'm sure you're rolling your eyes and thinking "Geez, when did I get so cheesy?". The truth is, these moments shape who you'll become. Heartbreak only helps you realize what you're truly looking for in a guy or a friend, and you'll be stronger because of it. I promise you, even though it will suck (and it will), the pain will eventually subside and these people, while not forgotten, will only become a memory. You deserve better than these aholes who only hurt you. Never, ever stop looking for Prince Charming and the seven dwarves because they do exist.

The best advice I can give you is to remember who your real friends are. They're the ones who will stick by you no matter what. Others will come and go, but these people will hold you when you cry, make you laugh, and beat up some bitc...*ahem*, stand by your side. Yes. So enjoy life! It'll definitely be a fun, interesting, and exciting journey. Have a blast and live every moment as if it were your last.


P.S. Beg mom and dad to buy as much Apple stock as possible. TRUST ME! Hook 'Em Horns!

That's it! Be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour over at DEAR TEEN ME.

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Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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  1. Good point!

    I would have told myself to stay out of the sun and take better care of my skin lol

  2. Not to work so much, you don't really need much pocket money yet.

  3. I love your letter. Seriously. And I totally agree!

  4. Great letter! There is SO MUCH I would like to tell my teen self. Back then, I thought I was so grown up, but I'd like to tell myself to relax and be a teenager. There is so much time to be a grown up later!

  5. Hi-I love your letter so much!

    Anyways, as a fairly young person myself, I would tell my teen self to relax and not to be so worried about what people think of you. Everybody needs s ome time that they can let their hair down and not worry about expectations. Even if you mess up, it will be okay in the end.

    That's one bit of advice out of many.......Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  6. I'm still a teen but I would just say live without any regrets.

  7. I would tell my teen self not to worry so much about getting boys to like me and spend more time hanging out with my friends and trying new things.

  8. I'd tell myself to stop being so shy and get out more!

  9. I'd tell myself that what others think doesn't matter as much as you think and that someday those people won't even be in your life anymore!

  10. I would tell her not to put too much expectations in boys.

  11. dont believe your first boyfriend when he says hes been faithful


  12. I would tell myself not to worry so much, enjoy myself, and have fun because everything will work out!


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