Day five coming in strong with a letter to my 16 year old self.
I understand you are in a weird spot right now with the relationship you are currently in but don’t worry a better one is coming. A blast from the past, so to speak. A good blast! Try to remain strong and keep your head up. Don’t let him rule you. Speak up and make your stance known. He won’t back down but in time you will know that he is not the right one for you. It will continue to be a roller coaster of a relationship for the next year and you will find yourself questioning a lot of things. Trust your gut. If I knew then what I know now I would have been done with him long before the blast from my past came along.
These last few years have been hard on you since moving to Virginia and trying to make to friends in an unknown space. It will get better, I promise. Some of them you will even still talk to in your 20’s and 30’s.
Lots of changes are coming for you in the next couple years, HUGE ones. Some are scary but trust me, you will get through them. Definitely not what you had in mind at 16 but I promise you it will be an amazing journey.
30 year old Lena