I've decided recently i don't want to just stick with beauty on this blog - i wanted to add a bit of lifestyle and maybe some personal posts too. So, i hope you like this one, it's a letter to my teenage self.
To Teenage Rosie,
Hang in there. It will be better. Promise. I know you're having a tough time right now and it feels like it's never going to get better but it does. Friends don't mean anything if they don't support you, if they don't believe you then they're not real friends. You're not going to know them in five years. You can't help being ill - it's not your fault. School doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of things. Don't be upset by it - they'll find out sooner or later how awful the past year has been.
don't cry over boys, they're not worth it. Especially not that one. Or that one. Don't jump in at the first sign of affection, there isn't any need. Have fun. Go to parties. Have a laugh and do stupid things. Go to as many gigs as you can. That frontman of the local band you have a giant crush on that you think doesn't know you exist? Well, in a few years he'll be yours. Don't grow up too fast, you only get a year or two more with no responsibilities. Life will work out.
Only you can make yourself happy, stop relying on other people to make you smile. You're worth more than that, you deserve better than that. Sometimes people deserve a second chance and sometimes they don't. Learn who does and doesn't. Your family are the only people you can count on, and they're getting old now. Look after them.
Be happy. Be kind. Keep up the good work kid.
Lots of love,
The older but probably not wiser Rosie.