Two outta three ain’t bad

Here’s the honest truth:

  • You’re going to feel worthless sometimes.
  • You’re going to make mistakes.
  • You’re going to have days where look in the mirror and hate everything about the person you see.
  • You’re going to fight with yourself about why you even bother anymore.
  • Some days are going to make you wish you had never woken up that morning.
  • You’re going to get really sad and won’t know why and you think a 7 hour nap will help but it doesn’t.
  • You’re going to feel alone and like no one else in the world has suffered the way you have.
  • You’re going to be afraid of failure.
  • You’re going to fail something.
  • You’re going to feel like you’re a disappointment.
  • You’re going to have days where you feel like if you got hit by a car, you would gladly thank the driver.

But guess what?

  • You’re going to get past it.
  • You’re going to discover music that gives you goosebumps and makes you feel less alone.
  • You’re going to watch films that inspire you to become a better person or to change the world.
  • You’re going to read a book that makes you wish the world in it was real (but secretly you’ll be happy it isn’t because when things get bad, you have somewhere to go that no one else knows about).
  • You’re going to meet someone and become their best friend and wonder how you survived all those years without them in your life.
  • You’re going to change someone’s life merely because you’re their friend.
  • There’s going to be cold winter evenings where you get to wrap yourself up in a blanket and forget about the world.
  • You’re going to plan road trips and holidays with your friends that will never happen, but you’re ok with that because you’ll make even better memories with them
  • You’re going to be ok.

Some helpful tips on being a girl from a girl who doesn’t know how to be a girl

  1. Face wash is essential – extra points if you’re smarter than me and use a bobbin. (It’s important to remember you won’t look as glamourous as all those girls on the telly when they’re washing their face)
  2. And it’s not ever shown in those ads for face washes, but this happens.
  3. Apparently, girls aren’t allowed have thicker eyebrows than men, so hello tweezers.
  4. And hello pain.
  5. Next, apply foundation while questioning if it’s making you look orange or if that’s just the light.
  6. Powder. Powder everywhere.
  7. Slap a bitta blush on. (Extra girly points if your blush looks like this.)
  8. Use a million different shades of eyeshadow and pretend you know what you’re doing.
  9. Put on that eyeliner with such confidence you forget you don’t know how to put on eyeliner. And then pretend the unmatched, too thick, smudged look was the look you were going for.
  10. And then slap some mascara on or if you’re feeling super confident, use fake eyelashes. (The more ridiculous the face you make, the more girly points you get.)
  11. Then let the 14 year old in you come out and take some classy selfies. (Remember to pout and make a face that shows the world you just woke up and this is you on a bad day)