An open letter to teenage me who never thought she’d amount to much

A boy sitting against a tree in long grass while the sky is pink from a sunset.
Photo by Anton Darius on Unsplash

You’ve been quiet your whole life, content to sit in the shadows. You would rather watch people, see how they behave first, before becoming their friend. Some are going to judge you for this. That’s okay. You’ve saved yourself a lot of bad friendships and heartache years later.

That boy…

Alysha Thornton

I’m a Canadian writer looking to devour new information at every turn. When not spending my time outdoors I can be found reading or writing.

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