Getting to know the girl in the mirror
As teenagers, we are going through a lot! Our bodies are changing. What we like is changing. It can almost feel like we don’t know who we are anymore. It’s really confusing.
Who are we? What do we want? Where do we want to go in life? Trying to figure it all out can feel really scary. But it doesn’t have to be. Part of being a teenager is learning about yourself. The more you learn, the better you know who you are. Here are some things that can make it easier for you.
Find out what makes you happy Do you like maths? Are you the fastest runner in your class or do you like to play football? Do you love to cook for your family? Are you the funniest girl in your neighborhood? Think about what you’re good at and what you love doing. Develop it. You will learn a thing or two about yourself in the process.
Try something new What’s the best way to learn what you like? Try as many different things as you can. Try to do something new every day. Even if it is a small thing. And even if you think you might not like it. Try out for your school’s sports team, church choir, or a drama group. Learn about computers or cars. Trying something new can help you find out new things about yourself.
Believe in Yourself No matter what happens, remember YOU ARE AWESOME. Even when life seems hard and confusing, believe in yourself. If you try something and it doesn’t work. Don’t worry. Just try something else. Don’t be afraid to be who you are and to put yourself out there. Every experience is another chance to learn. Every mistake can be a funny story to tell your friends later.
Believe in yourself, because we believe in you! And remember, you don’t have to figure it all out right now.
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