Saturday, November 06, 2010

#tweetyour16yearoldself

Dear 16-year-old Alice,

Aw, look at you, little emo kid! Cheer up, fool!

Thanks for not deleting your emo blogs. They're incredibly embarrassing to look back on now, but also really amusing. Thanks also for not trying to promote yourself much on Myspace or anything. Dodged a bullet there.

I don't really want to talk you out of much in your future, because all the worst things that happen will teach you huge lessons. I'd maybe tell you to dump and get over that boyfriend of yours quickly the first time stuff goes wrong... but then you wouldn't be harsh with your next boyfriend. And trust me, you need to be- you're in for quite a lot of drama.

The pain you are in from AS does take it's toll for a few years yet. But a "miracle" drug will change your life. And there's no point trying to find it sooner, because then you'd miss out on making an amazing friend because of your illness!

You shouldn't be such a bitch to your sister. Believe it or not she'll be the best friend you have. Those people you're texting? By 21 you'll hardly ever hear from them, apart from their status updates on Facebook (you know, that Myspace rival people are talking about? You will definitely convert.) But Emily is there for you all the time these days.

Shit's going to go down, way down, over the next five years. But by the time you get to 2010, everything is going to be amazing, and the even the worst times will have been worth it.

Don't wait for the bus on Willis Street in November 2007. Ever. Walk home to your flat you lazy cow. It will save you from a lot of psychological trauma.

I wish I could save you from all the shitty stuff that happens in the future. It was all so avoidable. But then you wouldn't get to be me, with the realisation of how much control you have.

You're an embarrassing and embarrassed teenager, but I'm still proud of you.

Love, 21-year-old Alice

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8 comments:

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I love this post. I had a pretty emo blog when I was 16 too. Mine is also embarrassing and I still have it.

larissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is beautifully written. It's so hard to not want to go back and undo everything, but then you realize how much the hurt in your past has shaped who you are today.

And you are so right with your last paragraph. "But then you wouldn't get to be me, with the realization of how much control you have."

Just wait. In a few years we'll get to write this again to our early 20 selves and I can only imagine the advice we'll have when we are that much older and wiser.

Thanks for sharing!

charlie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

and you should have talked to charlie because he is a babe. yeah.

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hahah Charlie!!!!!! That was amazing! I'm, glad you told her not to change stuff!!!!
<3

Teddi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

awww muy bueno alice!

CAPow! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love this! <3

Vintage Seen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

excellent post, brought a wee lump to this girls throat...

jomyerscough said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello,
stumbled across your blog and absolutely love it.
I'm 17 and reading this makes me wonder what I'll be reminiscing about in a few years time. Great read.
Also enjoyed your interviews with young artists. It's great that you're promoting people and their artwork is brilliant.