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TEENAGERS, WAKE UP!
The Awakening Call from a Teen to a Teen
Available on Amazon and in over 41,000 retailers worldwide!
After two years in the making, I’m beyond excited to finally announce that my self-help book for teens is published and is now out for the world to read.
First and foremost, words will never be able to express my gratitude to those who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes - the individuals who have helped make this dream project of mine come true. I’d like to especially thank those who have supported me throughout my journey, up to this present day. But most of all, kudos to God for getting me here.
This project holds a very special place in my heart. My only wish is for you to enjoy reading my book, as much as I had the pleasure of writing it, and that you find new ways to learn, grow and prosper.
Just this past Easter, I was invited by different schools around Macau to give talks to teenage students in order to motivate them. I have so far spoken onstage in front of 1,000 students.
During my talks, I would share my story and experience with bullying, but most importantly, I raise awareness on certain topics that teens go through as a generation, such as peer pressure and how to regain self-love.
The thing is, I still can’t fully process this. I used to be so ashamed of who I was. I hid my identity. I hated myself and what I stood for. And most of all, my younger self would’ve never foreseen this coming. I never believed I had a purpose. But the past few months really made me realise that yeah, I do have a purpose. I was diagnosed with IP for a purpose. I was bullied for a purpose, and I got healed for a purpose.
It’s such a surreal thought. I used to be so afraid of sharing my story. But being onstage and doing exactly that is the best feeling ever, and there’s none quite like it. I don’t know where things will head off from here, but all I know is that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And you can too.
Quotes that keep me going...
For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm
you, plans to give you hope and a future.
- Jeremiah 29:11
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
- 2 Corinthians 5:7
For God has not given us a spirit of
fear and timidity but of power, love
- 2 Timothy 1:7
Hey, I'm Sam and I'm 16.
Since this section is about me, I would like to share something about myself so that you can get the chance to know me more if we're in this together.
I was diagnosed with a rare skin condition called Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) when I was 4 days old. Because of this, I had to undergo many things ever since a very young age, especially bullying. This helped me reflect on many aspects of life that many of my age don't.
Because of my experiences, I have written a book and also started this blog and online counselling website, in the hopes of enlightening and guiding others who find themselves going through tough and difficult times just like how I did.
I don't like the feeling of knowing that others are battling things in silence when I can help them. During times like these, life can get really hard to cope with and it's easy to forget that it's important to keep our spirits up, even when mental health should be our number one priority. Especially when everyone's in quarantine, we have all been feeling more isolated than before, disconnected from our every day life.
Everything I write about typically links to topics such as health, family, friendships, peer pressure, bullying, relationships, social media and mental health.
Let's get through these tough times together <3
Lots of love,
If you are in need of a friend to talk to, you are more than welcome to book a counselling call in the 'OFFERS' drop-down list to discuss any certain issue you are undergoing.
If not, you can visit my other platforms via the links to my social media above to reach out to me.
On the other hand, if you would like to work together or reach out to me for business enquiries, contact me via this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha helped me when I was feeling confused and conflicted in a situation I was facing at the time. Her advice to me was to have faith in myself whenever I have doubts, which really helped me a lot with building self confidence considering I don’t have much of it to begin with. I had many insecurities about how people perceived me and therefore I was never able to fully let my guard down. She taught me that if it’s meant to be, then everything will work out. And that I shouldn’t always have doubt in my mind but instead to believe and trust in others. To take risks even if there’s a chance of failure.
Whenever I encounter something difficult or just anything in general, I would share it with Sam and ask her for some advice because I find that Sam and I are very similar, i.e. our spirit and our perspective on things happening around us. She always brings me power, and she is the one who understands my heart.