A while back on Twitter there was a #hashtag floating around...a #hashtag for those not on twitter is just a way to join, identify and find certain conversations on Twitter.
Most often mine include #cocktail #wine #booze, the usual suspects. But on this day I was intrigued by this one... #whatIwouldtellmy16yearoldself or something like that. The whole point was about going back and telling your teenage self something. Of course I told mine to wear her bikini every day...but there were some really great messages that were being passed around. Things that young girls now days should hear.
Then it dawned on me...I have a 16 year old self, well 14, but that's the new 16 of today. So why am I not telling her? Because I am her MOTHER and I know NOTHING...I made a gazillion mistakes, I stayed in an abusive relationship, I didn't respect my self, I thought I was FAT, I tried drugs, I was mean to people...I KNOW STUFF...But she would nod and smile and "uh huh" me...If I said it all enough times something may sink in, but I thought a better way might be to meet her on her turf. Put it out there in a way and in a place that she is familiar and comfortable with...Where is that place?? FACEBOOK of course...So I posted this to her page...and here's hoping something sinks in...
Turn up your volume...it's all about the tunage...Cheers