Friday, 10 February 2012

Message to your teenage self project

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?


2paw said...

I think there has been a 'celebrity' message to your younger self thing too. You sent yourself nice messages. I am not sure I would have taken any notice of myself.

Wendy Sice said...

This is interesting. I would tell my teenage self these things, and I tell my teenage son these things now:

Stand up for good family values rather then simply do what your friends do, you're not likely to keep in touch with your friends after high school.

Build strong relationships with your parents and siblings more than your friends and high school sweethearts. Families stay with you forever.

The big mistakes you make now, might come back to haunt you later. Be good, even when no one is watching.

Work hard to do your best - it looks better on your resume if you consistently achieve. And it is difficult to explain the 'lost years' to people in the future. Also, the outcome will make you feel better about yourself.

P.S. It's quite likely I have issues!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Good messages and I like Wendy's comment too....must remember to keep telling my boys those things because they are so true :-)

Sally said...

Most things can be fixed. It doesn't matter if you make mistakes. Life is about having fun and being happy not perfection.