Dear Soon to be 13 year old Ib,
You turn 13 in two days! I know you think “OMG, I’m going to be a teenager, woohoo! I’m going to be so mature!”. Don’t get your hopes up, sweetie. I don’t think you changed till you were like 17😂
First of all, let me assure you that you performed really well in all your external exams and you got into university that same year. Crazy right?
You wrote IGCSEs! You have no clue that exists but it’s a Cambridge exam. Dad asked if you want to travel to England to study and skip graduation but you insisted on writing WAEC and graduating so you’re stuck in this country now. Don’t worry, I regret it every day😂 but dad says we’ll travel for our Masters degree. Fingers crossed 🤞🏽!
You’re studying Real Estate😂. You’re like, “Wait, what?!”. This is going to be a lot to handle cause Real Estate was really never part of the plan but you’re also doing well!
You’re probably shocked that I’m writing to you on a blog but yeah! We started a blog, as surprising as that might sound. I know you never really thought of blogging just writing stories and poems but we took it a step higher and we have our very own blog now and we’ve made amazing blog friends!
We’re turning 19 in two days! You’re about to experience your last year of teenagehood. I can assure you that right now, you’re in a happy place.
You have a tiny circle of friends (and no, none of the friends you have now are included) but you also have lots and lots of Army friends and blog friends! I know you’re wondering “what do you mean Army friends? Dad sent you to Army force?”. Nope😂, I’m talking about the biggest fandom in the world!
You might not believe me cause you’re not the boy band type but you actually became a big fan of BTS! They’re a boy band from South Korea and they’re just so amazing! They made you much happier and confident in yourself. You met amazing people thanks to them. I really can’t tell you how amazing they are! It’s 2015 there right? Go look them up, I beg you!!!! I regret not knowing them earlier 😩
You still aren’t good with boys though😂. I think you got worse. If you think you’re going to have a boyfriend at 19, well sorry to disappoint you but you don’t!😂. There were some prospects but none of were good for you, I promise. I’m still thanking God we didn’t date any of those guys. Besides, there’s no rush. We’re doing so well on our own. BTS has taught us to love ourselves, know our worth and not settle for less because of love.
What else is there to tell you? I think I’ve said the really important parts. I just want you to know that you’re doing well, keep going! You’re not perfect, I’m not perfect but I’m definitely a better person now thanks to you always trying to grow and I promise I’ll also continue to grow so our 25 years old Ib would be super proud of us.
Thank you for never giving up! I purple you!💜 (you’re going to understand that later 😉)
Soon to be 19 years old Ib✨