I thought I’d have a go at The Prompt this week. You can check out the link but basically Sara on mumturnedmom had this great idea. She chooses a word every Sunday and we write with that word in mind and share our posts on Friday. Simple as that! So this week the word was “Dream” and I decided to write about my dreams for my girlie. I’ve also linked up on some other blogs with this too!
To my little gremlin, I thought long and hard of the things I dream for you and the long life I hope you have.
A University degree? A good job? Married with 2.4 children? These things would be a bonus but ultimately what I dream for you is for you is to be able to accept what life brings, be mentally strong and be happy. This is the advice I give you:
Life isn’t a bed of roses all the time. In fact it can be downright rubbish at times. You will fail at things and you won’t be good at everything. I won’t pretend you will be either but you will find your niche; your one true passion I promise.
Try hard at school and do your homework. It may be boring. You may never use the subjects you take exams in ever again. Your friends may be sacking it off but trust me you will regret it if you join them. You may never use your exams, never go to University but at least you had the choice to do so if you wanted. Makes all the difference.
There will be times you will be truly happy in life, and everything will be perfect but things change; they always change, sometimes for even better but not always. Friends will come and go and you will lose those close to you, whether it be your pet hamster to a parent. We as a species are not the best with change. It’s unnerving, disruptive and not always comfortable. So remember darling, cherish every second when life is good, live in the now and accept change when it comes, be ready for it; it will come and you just need to ride it. Cliche as hell but “this too will pass”.
Glossy magazines are a pile of crap. Airbrushed, unrealistic and totally materialistic. I wouldn’t want you to spend £400 quid on a bag, even if you could. And if you believe every girl’s skin and boobs are perfect I’ll get your Dad to airbrush me and you’ll see!
Eat well, exercise and sleep well. I want you to have the best time when you leave home and find your way. I know you’ll drink, party, spend time with friends and boys but look after yourself for the rest of the time. Baked beans on toast isn’t that bad a meal you know.
Respect yourself and your body. Don’t succumb to the pressure of your friends.You don’t have to have a boyfriend and lose your virginity at 14. Trust me love comes first. You want to enjoy your first experiences, not wish you could turn back time and wait. You’re not likely to stay with your first love but it should be a fond memory not a regret.
Finally don’t listen to your grandparents; I won’t judge you if you don’t iron.