I'm going to take a bet that you (like me) have a thing for notecards. I have a thing for notebooks too, but that's a whole other story. Notecards are useful because unlike a crappy bit of paper with a scrawled note on them they look like you actually made an effort.
My friend Reene has a teenage daughter, who, without sounding all patronising and condescending, hasn't had the best time of it. Jess has ME, and while most almost 17 yr olds I know are now at college, sneaking into pubs, and being generally teenagery with their mates, Jess's teenage life has been somewhat different. Because of her health issues she struggled in mainstream school, and is home schooled. Her chronic fatigue has put her behind her peer group educationally, and socially. I don't think she'll mind if I say she's missed out on what other young adults would expect to be normal in the teenage timeline. The things I take for granted having a teenager of my own a couple of years younger than Jess.
She's a remarkable human being - mature and funny which is a testament to her strength of character and the support of her family. I'm sure she has her moments of being a nightmare teenager, but despite (maybe because of?) the issues and the obstacles she's come up against continuously throughout her life, she remains remarkably level headed and determined.
So what has this got to do with notecards? Well, Jess has designed this set of cards and had them printed by Moo. She's selling them on etsy and they're fab, they really are. I bought a set that have just arrived with this morning's post and I'm over the moon with them so if you like notecards and you want to give a genuinely awesome teenage girl a boost on this dreary friday, go get yourself some. You won't regret it.
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