Dear senior self

Sunday, January 10, 2016



A lot can happen in a year. A year ago, I was in high school stressing over my academics, college admission test results, and graduation; stressing over the opinions of other people about my life and the universe giving me a hard time. I can't believe that I was able to survive everything HAHAHA. So here's a little something to always remind myself (and probably some other stressed high school senior) that everything will be okay. 


Dear senior self



Keep calm. There are days where you will feel like crap, take a break. Always remember to prioritize your health over everything, you wouldn't want to spend another day in your doctor's clinic, being told that you shouldn't stress yourself out because it makes you literally sick. 



Don't be afraid to speak up. Come out of your little shell; people can be judgemental and all, screw them. Don't be afraid to voice out your opinion; just because it's the opinion of the majority doesn't mean it also has to be yours too. Someone out there has the same opinion; she's probably just as scared as you. 



Don't allow people to treat you like shit. If someone makes you feel bad about yourself, leave them. Guuuurl, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life; don't let it get to you, you'll end up overthinking and stressing over yourself.  Focus on being a better version of yourself; don't let the haters stop you from doing your thang! *mean girls reference hehe*



People will let you down; no matter what you do and how long you hold on, they'll eventually disappoint you. As soon as you see the signs, please do yourself a favor and let go. Don't waste your time chasing after someone who is no longer interested in keeping contact with you. Don't blame yourself, people come and go. As you grow older, people tend to drift apart. 



To the people who chose to stay, keep them close. In college, you need people who will keep you sane. It's hard to deal with stress and people who push you to your limits. There are days where you'll need some comfort and reassurance; these people will be there help you get back on track. 



Eventually, you'll learn to stop caring about what other people think about your life. There are people who will tell you that they're just concerned, but once you turn your back they spread nasty stuff about you. You'll be able to prove to them that you can handle whatever life throws at you. Calm down, don't stress over them and enjoy your life. IT'S YOUR LIFE, ENJOY IT. As long as you can deal with the outcome or consequence, you're good. 



Follow your gut, cause usually it's right. If you've always doubted yourself, now is the time to start trusting yourself. If you're not sure, chill and be careful. Eventually, things will start to become clearer. 



When the universe gives you an opportunity to explore and expose yourself to the world, GRAB IT. Don't ever doubt yourself, don't overthink, don't be pessimistic. You are a talented lady, don't let anyone step on you and tell you that you are not. 



Always give yourself time to relax and unwind. Disconnect from the world; read a book, paint, write, or shop. You deserve a break once in awhile; in a world where things tend to be a little too much, you need to give yourself time to breathe to remain sane. Spoil yourself as much as you can once you overcome a difficult obstacle. Buy the top you wanted or the book you've always wanted to read. You deserve it for surviving and staying sane. 



Lastly, always remain positive and be thankful. The universe will not always be on your side, make the most out of every situation. You will be having bad days, those are inevitable anyway; when the universe isn't on your side, do a nice deed and brighten up someone's day. 



All the love, 

P xx 

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11 comments

  1. That's some great advice you gave your senior self. I think I'd tell my senior self not to panic all the time, in the end everything will be allright :)

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation

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  2. Hey,
    I've read this letter and it make me smiling. That is exactly that saying what I need. Your writing is great. When my graduation in higher secondary School was than some writing like that helped me always to motivate myself to do my best in the Tests.
    Now in two years I am going to stand at the same Position only with another graduation.
    Love,Lea

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    1. Congratulations Lea!

      All the love, P xx

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  3. After reading this I realized how much I miss my senior year back in 2014. I remember making the most of it, making all the remaining hs days worth. Love the blog!

    shaunalacson.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Shauna! All the love, Pia x

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  4. Just about the right time for this advice :). I'm a few months away from college, stressed out to the core with high school.

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    1. College was a bit stressful at first; once you get the hang of it things will become a bit easier. Good luck and enjoy! :)

      All the love, Pia x

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  5. Wow. I love your paragraph:
    Don't be afraid to speak up. Come out of your little shell; people can be judgemental and all, screw them. Don't be afraid to voice out your opinion; just because it's the opinion of the majority doesn't mean it also has to be yours too.

    It really ties together conformity and peer pressure to beliefs and passions, definitely something a lot of my fellow high schoolers need a reminder in. :)

    Kate @ majesticgoldenrose.weebly.com

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    1. It sucks that in high school when you voice out your opinion (which is different from the rest) kinda makes you a bit out. One of the first things I learned in college is that people are more open to different opinions, it made speaking out easier for me. Don't be afraid to speak out your opinion Kate!

      All the love, Pia x

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  6. I love letters like this! So glad you're doing well in college, Pia. Also, love the blog! That header looks so chic. xo Gail

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