Hey there chickadee,
First of all I just want to say don’t dye your hair red. No matter how much you want to, don’t do it. Actually, stop dying it altogether and see if it will grow. Secondly, don’t stop writing. Ever. I know you feel like you’re not good enough now, but you just have to stick by it and believe.
In about 4 months you’re going to get a boyfriend and he’s going to cheat on you, but don’t worry, you get to meet your soul mate this year. Your final year at school is going to be tough but you’ll love every minute of it; even the bad parts. Don’t work too hard, you’re going to get in the 90s (I know, I didn’t expect it either!).
While I’m at it, try not to eat too many packets of Cheese Doritos, you’ll put on like 5 kilos! But you will get into Curtin studying writing and you’ll absolutely love it. First year will be hard, but you’ll get there. I promise.
You’ll have some of the greatest friends in the world; some you didn’t even expect. Your dreams of becoming a mermaid are going to come true as well – sort of. You’ll know what I mean.
You’ll lose your best friend, and it will hurt like hell. I’d like to say that you’ll get through it, but I’m still working on that. I’ll let you know how it goes. Your cat still loves you to death, so you’ve got that at least.
Mum is still working hard, your sister now has a boyfriend and you’ve started cycling with Dad again (could be a disaster, who knows).
You’ll enter writing competitions, become a writer for Curtin Uni’s magazine and your blog will reach 4000 views.
Sometimes you will feel like giving up and letting things work themselves out. Don’t. Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen. Hang in there, gorgeous, you’ve got talent. Use it.