The most important thing I want to tell you, love yourself.
It indeed took me a while to know how to love myself without someone’s approval, but I got there. It took for me to have a small break down after a relationship ended and no one seemed to be around for me. I learned to be on my own; I learned to depend on just me. I was the one who sorted all my problems out I didn’t have anyone who would fully listen to me. And as hard as it was it helped me in so many ways.
Never be afraid to be yourself and never be ashamed of your body or what happens too it.
I have been size 16 and size 8, and not one size made me happier than the other, it was different peoples judgment that affected my emotions. Most people are going to be judgemental about you don’t let this dictate your happiness. Be your happiness! I have had many infections (not sexual may I add), and I will openly tell someone what is wrong with me, I didn’t ask to get an infection down there and for it to cause me to be ill. I won’t be ashamed it doesn’t make me a dirty person, it makes me an average person I don’t have the best of immune systems everything seems to make me ill.
Depending on someone isn’t always a bad thing.
I never depend on anyone, and I always thought that was the best way to be, but at nearly 24, I have found that sometimes it isn’t and you do just need someone to vent to and let everything out at times. So no it isn’t always a bad thing just don’t learn to always depend on someone, know you are capable of doing things on your own and sorting your problems out.
Friends will not always be there.
As much as I’d tell my younger self-depending on someone isn’t bad, but depending on the wrong person is. All those friends who ever said they would be there, I wish I never believed it until it was proved. Because there wasn’t anyone there when I needed it. Be very careful who you do depend on.
Moving away isn’t a bad thing either don’t be so scared.
After moving away from my home town don’t get me wrong it is only 30 minutes away by car, but at the time I couldn’t drive. I was so scared to do it, but I got there in the end and took the leap. I still don’t know anyone in the town I live apart from my partners family, but moving away has helped me see who does care and the family and friends I need in my life and which I don’t.
24 Year Old me
**This was a post from Little Yorkshire Girl