[female, age 15, began to SI at age 13, high school (freshman)]
By Draco Malfoy,
I’ve made really bad choices in my life. I’ve hurt myself and a lot of my loved ones. I know that if I was given a chance to go back in time, I would change nothing. Most people think I’m insane when I say that, but it’s true. I may not always like the person I am, but I can honestly say I have made every choice to this point and I think half of me trying to figure out who I am is to crawl out of this hole I’ve dug then brush myself off. However, I would go back to spend a day with my 9 year old self, to tell her that everything was not her fault. I’d let her know that things are going to get really tough. ‘You’re going to get hurt, scared, rejecting and brought to tears. People are going to ignore you. You’ll feel all alone without a friend. You’ll find a friend in a stuffed bear named Ken who will be the only one to listen to you for years and you’ll do some bad stuff. You’ll lose all your friends, but don’t worry because the important one will come back. People you trust are going to turn their back on you, but you have to keep on trusting others. Love you’re Grandparents, because it’s going to tear you apart when they’re gone. Keep singing in the shower, and wish on every star. Most of all, remember, late at night when you’re talking to yourself hoping some one out there is listening- I am. I’m right there with you and I will always love you. Baby, we can do nothing more than we can fix.’ I would hug her, let her cry with me and say over and over that everything will be alright.
Person [female, age 15, began to SI at age 13, high school (freshman)]