Today I was over catching up on Maxabella loves and I came across this post about a project that Claire from Scissors Paper Rock is compiling. You can read about it here. Basically, Claire is putting together a you tube video of images that you send in that contain a message to our teenage selves. Something inspiring. I did think of making one that said "suck it up princess", just to give the kids a laugh, but I decided that wasn't presenting quite the level of seriousness that surrounds teenage depression and suicide. My teenage years were filled with many dark and twisty moments, (hell, my adult years still are too) and "suck it up" would not have really helped the situation. So I became more inspirational and cliche-y. Hopefully it helps someone.
The image below is by Claire, explaining the project. But it's really better to go to the post. The two images below that are my contribution. You don't have to use photos (I just had some nice ones I took on holidays that were suitable). You can paint it, sew it, write it on a wall, whatever you like!
What would you tell your teenage self?