Last night there was a trending topic on twitter, #dear14yearoldself
It got me thinking as to what I would say to my 14 year old self. Although I wouldn't change my past, as its given me my beautiful baby boy, there is a few things I would like to tell myself, few tips and a bit of advice I would of like to of known and some things I would like to change but only if it meant I still get the beautiful baby boy and his daddy still, So here goes.
It all turns out OK. Don't think too much about everything, and worry about what the 'plastics' think, they all turn out looking like adverts for tango and jumping on any man that will have them. Despite what they think, they are not gods gift to men. Some people never learn. Stand up for yourself, stop being the sheep and doing what you think 'the cool kids do'
Spend more time with the 'other' Lucy, her heart is golden and you have A LOT in common. (Also tell the other Lucy that she's amazing for being in a band, ask if you can join if only to play a triangle)
Work harder at school, it will benefit you in the long run. You no when people say 'school is the best days of your life' and you just shrug and think 'what ever' BELIEVE THEM!!
Make the most of the easy days where your money worries are consisted of where's your next £5 pound phone top up coming from.
Cleanse, tone, moisturise, and look after your teeth. Get your eyebrows done, the caterpillar look is really not a good one. The slicked back croyden face lift is not the best look for your hair either, keep all that gold you wear though, will be worth a fortune in scrap value in years to come.
That boy you met on a field is a keeper, get to understand his issues more, give allowances, you will come to realise why he has mental and physical scars.
You will have a job soon, take more pictures as those days, they will give you some amazing memories, be careful down that cellar though. Get someone to video your exorcist show, as no one will believe that was you. They are good friends, but there is something more going on, make the most of them because sadly things will get awkward. Take the confidence you gain and use it wisely.
Don't pick that blue prom dress, your neck looks like a giraffes so not the best of idea to go with a halter neck.
When you go to Corfu, enjoy it, stop crying everyday for you no who and get a better tan. This will be your last holiday for a while. Make the most of these years, before the anxiety kicks in big time.
Save some money, stop buying all those pairs of trainers, it will save you a fortune.
Tell the PE teachers your not lazy, its because you have a missing heart valve that you keep getting breathless, your never gonna be an Olympic athlete. Report that teacher for dragging you around the swimming pool alone on a dog lead, trying to 'teach you to swim' its not the right way to learn, and its all very weird.
Stuff what anyone thinks about your love of history, go with it, don't choose beauty therapy, just because your 'friends' are doing it. Stay on at 6 form, do some A levels you would love it.
Never take that job at NEXT! Its just ridicules and pointless.
Have some fun, and don't try and be a adult before your time. Stop the worries over everyone else, because you will make yourself ill.
Love Lucy x
Ps:- Invent something called FACEBOOK its the future.