a letter to 16-year-old me

Fun times opening presents on my 16th birthday!
Fun times opening presents on my 16th birthday!

Dear Miss Tessa,

I don’t have a lot to say, because I think you’re actually doing a decent job of figuring things out at this point in your life, but here are some little tidbits…

-Always give people the benefit of the doubt. I promise, those second chances that you keep giving people always pay off in the end, despite how badly you just want to give up on them.

-Listen to promptings the first time they happen, instead of waiting until the very end to be smart. 

-Be yourself. As much as you hear this, it is so, so important. What those kids in high school think of you doesn’t really matter in the long run. By the time the high school chapter of your life is coming to a close, most of the people in your class will become chill enough with each other that they are totally fine with you being who you really are.

-Life gets so much better than sophomore year of high school. Keep sticking it out – it’s worth it, I promise.

Best of wishes, and believe me when I say that some pretty amazing moments are in your future.


This post was written as part of #blogeverydayinFEB. If you’re a blogger, feel free to join in for the last few days!


other places to find me (because making friends is fun, right?):

twitter >>> @tessabrynnk

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pinterest >>> tessa kohler


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