Hey guys!

I've spent all day trying to think of how to start this off/what to say. All the words I need to say are trapped inside my heart and are having a hard time trying to make it to my hands (so I could write this). 16 year old me had a very tough time with life. She was negative, she was sad all time, and she was fragile. Until she wasn't. The sadness went away and for a while she was just numb. With that being said, everything I'm going to list that I would tell my younger self is going to be listed with knowing what kind of mindset I was in when I was that age.

Imanne,

1. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU. You are NOT crazy and you are NOT a freak.

2. All the bad thoughts you have about yourself are UNWORTHY of circulating through your brain and repeating themselves.

3. People DO care about you. You are just so good at putting on a show that no one realized how broken you actually were.

4. TALK to someone about it. Anyone. Whisper, scream, sob, do all three if you have to.

5. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

6. TRIGGER WARNING Suicide is not an option, stop considering it as one.

7. You ARE important. And beautiful. And everything you think you're not.

8. Stop shutting people out, especially your family. You'll end up wasting an entire year w/o memories with them.

9. God put you on this Earth for a reason, he loves you and so do I.

10. You make it. Life may be dark right now, and it may not start to get better for another year, but I promise you that you'll make it.

A/N: Sorry for this article post being so down in the dumps! I was at a really bad place (mentally) when I was 16. I almost changed the age and wrote advice to myself when I was 18 instead, but I wanted to stay true to this challenge. I know what it's like to feel so closed off from every one and to feel like it's just you against the world, so if any of you ever need some one to talk to feel free to message me. I'm always here!

ALSO: I just wanted to thank every one who has liked any of my previous posts. Thank you so much, it means a lot to me that you took the time out of your day to read what I've written.