Sunday, 10 July 2011

★10 Days of Bullshit Challenge - Day 10 ★


Awwwww its the last day of the 10 Days of Bullshit Challenge hosted by Destiny at Rockin' Mama★ I've actually had loads of fun doing this challenge and reading everyone else's responses.  A huge thank you to Destiny for creating this awesome challenging...

Day 10's topic is : Write a letter to you at 16 years old.

Hello Wee Lass
This is the Older version of The Daft Scots Lass from your future to firstly knock you down a few notches and tell you that you’re not ALL THAT!  You’re not as badass as you think you are. 
In fact you’re a sad, lost wee lassie.  So, listen up ye wee tart, using boys as your playthings won’t help with your abandonment issues.  Just cross yer legs and concentrate more on school because you’ll be sorry when you don’t get the grades you need to go and study further to get towards your dreams.   
However, don’t be so hard on yourself and believe you can do it.  You’re more talented than you think you are. You are smart enough.  You are creative enough.  You can do it. You can do anything when you put your mind to it. 
Love yerself and be kind to yerself.
When I look at this photo of me at 16 in the 80s, a lot of old buried feelings come flooding back.  I see a wee lassie who had to grow up way too fast, who had to see things she shouldn't have, who had to go through things she shouldn't have. She endured, she concealed but she survived.  This wee lassie wore a mask for a very long time until she felt brave enough to take it off and face those demons.  

13 comments:

Magixx said...

lovely post, keep it up

Brian Miller said...

this is a beautiful letter to yourself...

do you think you would have listened? that always gets me about these letters...i probably would have laughed at myself...

A Daft Scots Lass said...

@Brian I KNOW I wouldn't have listened. I would have tuned out and buried myself in my music.

CinfulCinnamon said...

That's a great letter. I had to skip todays writing challenge because I was doing my own hop. Well, that and I'd just got done writing a letter on someone else's blog as a guest blogger titled, "A letter to my 18 year old self"...LOL Not much changed in those two years.

Anyway....I really enjoyed Destiny's 10 days. We'll have to do it again soon.

Have a great weekend. Let's swap plane tickets. You send me one, and I'll send you one to Florida.

Monkey Man said...

If only we could actually deliver those letters to ourselves. Lovely insight into - you - wee lass.

Melanie said...

I would love to be able to tell my younger self the way things are, but I have to agree with you - I probably would not have listened either!

Jessica Thompson said...

Great letter!
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Xmas Dolly said...

OKAY - Can't find your email address & you really gotta give me that one day soon. hehehe CONGRATS CONGRATS You have been chosen for our Spotlight Dance on Monday's Music Moves Me. I will be posted tonight at 10 p.m. if you'd like to get the linky. Stop by & get your button to display on your blog for a Spotlight Dancer. Your name will appear in the linky in spot "2" so no need to sign up. Our theme this week is a patriotic song or a Broadway Tune. WOO HOO! LUV YA GIRL - SEE YA THEN, Oh and I'll find out about entering my contest for Eden Fantasies & let you know ASAP! HUGS!

Xmas Dolly said...

Tell me my comment made it, right?

Divemaster GranDad said...

That photo of yourself is the main reason I have no photos of myself form the 80's. There is nothing worse than looking at old photos of yourself and going "Oh my fuck! How the hell could I have worn that? And look at that fuckin' daft haircut! And what the hell is dad doing?"

Strange, though, how we love to embarrass our kids with those photos. I recently posted one of my daughter on my FB page, of when she was about 18 months old...now she's 25!!!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

@CC You're on! Deal!

@Xmas Dolly Yip - Twice! ♥

@Divemaster GranDad I have tons of them. From 70s, 80s, 90s...right through. I love them - its a good giggle later on.

Janice said...

Found you on Rockin' Mama's site. Excellent blog!

Destiny said...

Aw, gorgeous letter! Thanks so much for doing the challenge! :)

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