A Letter to My Sixteen Year Old Self

I lied, I do have a post tonight. I saw it here and was inspired. What can I say, I will always write when creativity strikes...

Dear Sam,

You are 16 right now and even though it doesn't always seem that way, you've got a really great life.

Be nicer to your mother. She loves you and will stick by you through some of the hardest moments to come. She'll also need you during her own hard times. You will get through it all together. She'll become one of your best friends.

Stop trying to be so grown up. Be carefree and enjoy being a kid. Laugh more. Worry less. Smile all the time (braces aren't so bad)

Take up a sport. You'll be glad you did.

Stop dieting. You are beautiful just the way you are.

You know that boy who broke your heart and made you cry? He loves you. Twelve years from now you'll find out just how much. He'll be a better boyfriend at that point then now anyway so be glad you skipped this part.


Do things that are hard. Take more science classes. Don't give up. Avoid the easy road. Perservere.

Stop smoking. You aren't cooler for doing it. And you stink.

Take more pictures. You'll love having these memories to look back on.

Don't spend $400 on your prom dress. You can't afford it and you'd look just as pretty in a $50 dress


Listen to your father and save money. And when those credit card companies come calling in two years, say no!!

Invent a gadget that plays songs, takes pictures, can be used as a phone and has a game called Angry Birds. Hold out on selling that patent until the big spenders come calling.

Always remember that in the days a head, when things seem so hard that you are sure that the world is ending, it isn't. There are always rainbows after every storm..you just have to look for them.

You are a great person who only stands to get better. Love yourself and strive to be the best version of you every day.




  1. I LOVE this and I'm totally stealing (borrowing?) it. You might see it in the morning. :)

  2. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I love this... and I will be borrowing it, just as a heads up. You are quite inspiring. Thank you!

  4. Love this! And I love the idea of creating something from Apple- why can't we all be that smart haha.

  5. What a sweet post! Sounds like you have some great advice to give to your younger self :)

  6. That's a great letter. It sounds very similar to one I might write to my 16 year-old self..

  7. This is such a great idea, and the letter is filled with great words of wisdom. If only we could actually send letters back to ourself!

  8. I love this idea! I might do my own version of this next week : )
    My favorite was don't spend $400 on a prom dress. So true.