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    dear me (12)

    cut your hair, and be more outgoing, you are not attractive enough to pull off cool and mysterious, but apart from that you're awesome, so yeah, keep being awesome.

    sincerely you (19)
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    Dear 10 year old me

    Won't be long until you go to Secondary School now.

    Believe in yourself, you may feel shy now m'dear and I know you may feel like such an ugly duckling, but things will get better. Make sure you smile and feel happy with how you ar, as you are. I know Mum is preocupied with your little brother and the building work and with Dad working away but remember that you are young too, so don't feel like you have to pretend to be all grown up when you're not.
    Talk to your sister hen you're worried, it helps realese all the worry about secondary school, don't lock it inside, it will make it worse.
    Get a haircut and save up your pocket money and get some nice clothes.(they'll make you feel happier)....when Mum offers you that blue denim flower jacket that is 10x your size......please say no....don't say yes because you don't want to let her down.
    And stop trying to hide under the long skirts and jackets....because you're really lovely.

    When in Secondary school, stick up for yourself. Hold your head up high, you have no reason to stay quiet and hide, you're as good as them. Yes, you'll meet some judgemental and bullying people.....but you'll learn to cope with it in time.

    Music will save you, so don't stop listening.

    You'll be with a group of friends who are all lovely. Some will stay andsome will go when it comes to transfering through each year. However, the friends group wil always change and so try not to attatch yourself to anybody too deeply, instead concentrate on yourself, stop relying on them. Because your real friends will stay by you through all the tough times.

    You'll love college when you get there. When choosing a levels.....take english lang/lit, classics, RS, art.....because you'll really enjoy it.

    Make sure you stay happy ... don't worry, it may seem hard now, but in the future you'll realise how beautiful the world is.
    Live each day like it's your last.

    love from your future self....at 16 years old....at college
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    Dear Younger self when that hot girl tells you her name and to add her on facebook try listening and not looking at her breast you stupid *******.
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    Dear younger Steffi,

    You're not one now, but the hobnobs will make you into a fat *****. PUT THE CAKE DOWN!

    Lots of love,

    Your fatty older self.

    P.S. Do some work you lazy bugger.
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    Dear myself aged 11,

    I've seen Back to the Future many times (you should watch it btw) so I'm not going to be very specific. Besides, you need to make this journey alone to become what I am now. There are some bumps ahead, some big and some small, but you'll be fine. So try to relax, socialise and not be so awkward.

    Here is what I will tell you: XXXX will become anorexic, so try to help her best you can before it gets out of hand. Oh, and don't yell "NOOOOO!" when YYYYY tries to kiss you. He's wierd (yup, still) and it will be very random but screaming is even wierder. And try to appreciate your time with grandpa, he's old.

    Lots of love!
    You, at the age of 18

    P.S. Turns out we're not gay.
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    Here are the lottery results and a selection of outside bets that will come in from 2006 onwards when you're old enough to gamble. Try not to get too greedy, but do enjoy the champagne, the yacht and the women.
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    dear 13 year old bubbles0ox
    You are awesome, stop being so unconfident and just enjoy being this age. Talk more and open up a bit.
    Everything you want will come eventually so stop worrying about it now, and those friends who are currently losing 'it' will be seen as sluts in a few years time so don't worry.
    Also when you are 16 don't drink so much at that boys party.

    Love from 17 year old bubbles0ox
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    Dear 12-year-old Kev:
    This is not for when you're 12, it's for anytime onwards, get it?
    Learn quick, so they'll stop taking the piss out of you. Get a name right before calling it. Don't say stupid things using words that is a good pun and also rude. Those *******s in your year wouldn't matter as your friends will be in the year below. But don't distance yourself so much.
    You might not want to say you fap. Ignore MPM, he's using you. He'll get a gf later and you'll be like, oh he used me >.>
    But you decide, you might want to save it for someone better.
    Do not get close to that WB, he's a ****, yes he looks good but he'll torment you.
    Don't tell James you loved him, he, and most people apart from friends will take it badly. Maybe you could have had fun with friends instead of wasting your time.
    The school hates you, so be happy when you move to Bosworth, at least they don't give a damn. It may sound bad being international, but if you didn't how would you know an amazing Iranian dude, a just as amazing Brazillian dude next year, and GOOD English friends. Ukrainian dudes are fun but be careful. Try not to fancy Roman, he hates gays but lesbos are right, what sort of mind is that. It won't be a disaster like James but it makes your life so much easier.
    Don't worry about not able to chat up people. You'll get there.
    But given all that, just improvise, you'll know what it means soon, you like drama so much :P
    Good Luck,
    17-years-old Kev
    P.S. Seriously, get some nice clothes and put them on after school, not those homely clothes. You look better.
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    Cut your hair and choose the right group, don't fall into the trap.
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    Hi younger, 10-year-old Rose,

    Life right now is hard - I know, I was there. It's been hard for a while, and you're probably just beginning to realise how unfair it all is. It's about to get a lot harder too, but never forget who you are or lose yourself to them.

    One day, you'll figure out why they're so horrible to you. They never will, but that doesn't matter - just hold your head up high and see the future through*. You have all things to live for that they don't, so live for them.

    You're going to make mistakes, some pretty big ones and some that almost won't be corrected, but much as I'd like to warn you about them, I can't because you need to make them to end up here.

    It's all right that you never really have had or will have much excitement in your life, because as I sit on a cold Saturday evening at 2248 hours (oh, and you'll still talk like a pretentious [email protected] when you're older - just a warning) approaching Christmas, I am happy here* ... and that's pretty good.

    I'll see you in a few years. Remember there's always someone behind you, fighting your corner. Toodle pip,

    Older, nineteen-year-old Rose.

    * Oh, and those phrases are both taken from somewhere special; when you find out where, that's when it all starts changing.
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    I'm going to do this a little later in life, I'm writing a letter to me two years ago.

    Dear self- aged 17.

    You idiot. Why couldn't you see your so called friends for what they were? They talked about you behind your back, they never invited you to parties, not even just to go out casually, they didn't care about you or your wellbeing. When you flipped out in the middle of 2010, you still couldn't realise what ********s they were.

    Back to your 17 year old self, why couldn't you just get outside just for the hell of it? You stayed at home playing on your Wii and making YouTube videos, not being social as you should be at your age. Was it because of the aforementioned "friends" that knocked your already low confidence? Yes, yes it was. But that should not stop you, in fact it should make you WANT to prove them wrong. And while now, at 19 years of age, you've still not found the friends you want, your confidence has shot through the roof, if you can make a fool of yourself on a weekly basis on YouTube, you can do anything.

    Keep going, you're doing great so far, and as soon as you find a job and make some friends, you're pretty much there for the long term my boy, things will always improve.
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    Child,

    ****ing work harder you lazy ****

    Regards
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    Dear 11-year-old me,

    High school will be 5 years of unabated hell. But it does end. And Sixth Form will be okay. Don't attempt A level Maths though, you will fail.
    Also, sort your hair out and stand up straighter.
    And stop telling lies. It's not cool or impressive.

    Yours, 20-year-old you.
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    Me @15,
    Work a little bit harder in french GCSE and you might not get a B
    Yours, me @16

    Me @16,
    Work quite a bit harder for the AS hisory Stalin paper and you might not get a C
    Yours, Me @17

    Me @17/18
    Work a tiny bit harder in physics, geography and maths A level and you might get A*s in all three rather than being no more than three marks off an A* in all of them.
    Yours, Me @18

    Me two weeks ago,
    Start revising for uni exams
    Yours, Me in 4 weeks time.
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    Dear me, aged 11,
    Get some proper medical treatment immediately for that acne. Do much more excercise and play less Pro Evo on the Playstation. Don't buy sweets after football training. Get some Driclor to stop that ridiculously excessive sweating. Get a job, so you can afford to not wear those stupidly tight jeans and other old clothes. Don't get so down about things - it's not that people don't like you, they just don't know you, so stop being so shy when they make an effort with you. Don't quit the guitar after only a few months - it's a cool skill to have. Don't take banter so seriously - you're not fat or ginger and in no way gay. Actually do some work, you end up doing well anyway, but this way is even better. And with that friend in year 7 so gives you grief, you don't need him.
    From me, aged 18 x
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    dear younger self,

    write more letters to grandpa and great grandma, they will die and you will find out only a year and a half later.

    your sincerely,
    you 6 years later.
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    Dear sparks, don't panic and build up a liver of steel. Lots of love, older withered self
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    Dear the young Dame,
    You'll still be too cool for school when you hit 18, so stay watching Ricki Lake! Oh and you're soon to feel pleasures which you never thought existed or even comprehended to be real, so i hope the anticipation of the O is a good surprise for you. (Oh damn, your self control was never good, i already know that you will have stolen some porn mags and endeavoured to feel these pleasures), stay happy.
    Adult you.
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    http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/78622/


    'Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

    Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

    Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

    Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

    Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

    Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.


    Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.'

    Couldn't of said it better myself, and it still applies - the bit in bold applies to 'future me' more, the bit in italics more to the adolescent me.
 
 
 
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