Friday, February 12, 2010

Things I wish I could have told 16 year old me.

this is me at 16. (the red streaks are testament to my growing pains)


Wendy over at Red Boots has a series called "Dear 16 year old me."

this is what i emailed her, with my letter enclosed:

"forever i've been scribbling my letter for your series. I think tonight, on this cold winter night... i finally have it! so i'll share it with you and remember. I'll remember the road that led me to my happily ever after. I wish i could hug that girl i was... the one i have a hard time knowing. Let me introduce you to her by way of my 25 year old (and hopefully wiser!) self."



read my letter on Red Boots today and let me know what you think? it's a bit of a personal one so thanks for letting me share pieces of myself with you. xo

(and thanks Wendy for giving me the opportunity)

15 comments:

Brown Girl said...

That was an awesome letter to your 16 year old self. You have such a way with words, I love it!

Jamie said...

Your letter brought tears to my eyes. I love the way you write. It touches the soul. I've thought of doing a whole journal of these...writing to myself at different ages. Great post! xo

Risti Megan said...

You're such a sweetheart, and so brave! I shudder to think of myself at 16 and I don't think I could share things like that about myself. Thanks for writing such a beautiful letter- it reminds all of us to go a bit easy on ourselves.

Carolyn said...

Micaela,

Your writing is so forthright and glorious. I read this and at the end found myself tearing up..Enjoy a fantabulous Valentines Weekend with the Guy with the kind eyes...xoxo

Michely Medeiros. said...

love it :D

Elizabeth Denise said...

that was such a beautiful letter. your honesty is such a beautiful thing and your letter really touched me. thank you for sharing.

Annie Cristina said...

Haha, I also had red streaks in high school. I think that was a mandatory rite of passage for so many of us. :)

Your letter was beautiful. You are such a heartfelt writer.

Megan said...

I loved your letter, it was beautifully written. Thankyou for sharing.

Rasha said...

love it. so cute.

Raquel said...

"Mickey i wish i could tell you nothing will hurt as much as this first serious boyfriend but this guy was just training wheels for the real ride of your life."

Man, you are not kidding. It only gets worse!

i-zilla said...

i loved your letter. you were so pretty then! (you still are now) you've got me very tempted to try this. we'll see....

Erin said...

Loved your letter, M. Have been rushing about all day and didn't get a chance to comment yet, or send you an email. Tomorrow, I promise!

PS: Mmmm, I love a good veggie burger.

Belen said...

Oh man, I love it Micaela.

Remember what I wrote to you a few months ago in my first or second letter to you about my sister and what happened? "You'll make your twin sister cry at how little you'll take care of our body." That hit home because I can relate, even if in a different way than yours, but the quote describes my feelings all the same. It's always how I feel about my sister.

I also love what you said about not acting grown up too fast. I wish I could rewind all. the. time. I wish I could rewind to being 2-years-old, when I went to the Philippines for the first time. I wish I could be 5-years-old, the best year of my life when I started kindergarten. I wish I was 15 again and had visited my grandpa on Valentine's Day, maybe he wouldn't have left us later that night.

I wish for a lot of my younger years to come back.

Marisa said...

m- i just love the way you always write with such raw emotion. This moved me in so many ways.. heading over to comment on red boots.
xoxo

Anna said...

i really loved your letter, i couldn't keep the tears from welling up in my eyes! it's wonderfully written, and i think you're pretty awesome for sharing!

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