We all remember those teenage years some of us more fondly than others, those years of endless summers and great memories combined with some of the most awkward phases, and pressures of fitting in and finding your feet in such a world.
We all wish we had a guide book or just some advice given to us without having to utter it out loud to our parents, Megan Street the author of This is Growing Up provides just this by setting the record straight on life and all of these experiences young women will go through.
” What if I was to tell you that all the crap stuff you go through, consider bad, sucky and downright shit is doing you good?
Although you may not see it now every negative has a positive, It’s just a matter of opening your eyes and seeing the blessing hidden in disguise!”
This Book is a must read for any young women who is growing into herself, covering many areas including the quality of friendships, the many lessons to learn, why people hate, and many of those tough to broach subjects that every teen faces.
Megan writes in a style that is relatable but yet captivating allowing her to introduce some of the topics that are more confrontational all with the aim of bettering the reader’s understanding and overall happiness.
The books motivations are set to raise the issue and ready teens to have those discussions that can often be difficult out loud with loved ones, the aim of the book is to bring a new level of optimism to those teens who are learning that life can be a little overwhelming during those adolescent years.
The book is set for release early next month and would be the perfect gift to any young women who is finding her feet in the world;
It’s rare to find a book that speaks on the same level as teens, but Megan has it figured out. It’s not a talking-to on life but a guiding hand from someone who’s lived it.
If you have someone in mind who would benefit from a copy you can pre-order now at any leading bookstore or online here
If you would like to stay in touch with Megan you can follow her on Instagram at @meganxstreet or head to www.meganstreet.com
5 Minutes with Megan …
When did you first realise that you wanted to be a writer?
I was never someone who grew up wanting to be a writer at all! It was only until I sadly lost a friend to suicide at 20 years old I thought that I really had to do something to try and help other young people, especially women. I’ve always had a huge interest in motivation, resilience and psychology and I tied my knowledge on those topics together to create Well, This is Growing Up.
You were a state finalist in Miss Universe Australia, what made you wish to take part in MUA?
I’m big on making the most of opportunities and MUA was one of them! I was lucky enough to be part of MUA which was such an exciting adventure, which allowed me to meet new people, step out of my comfort zone and learn more about myself and others.
MUA and the finalists can be hugely inspirational to other women and this was another reason MUA greatly appealed to me.
Do you have any advice do you have for inspiring writers?
Yes! YOU CAN DO IT! Don’t let anyone (especially yourself) tell you that you cant.
trust your gut and remember that ‘if you think you can, or can’t either way you are right’ – Henry Ford.
What are some of your favourite quotes that you live by?
The enemy of your potential is your comfort zone.
Your mind is a garden your thoughts are the seeds, you can choose to grow flowers or choose to grow weeds.
When there is a will, there is a way.
Why did you decide to donate 10% to Beyondblue?
As you know, I lost a friend to suicide so I felt drawn to donate to such an amazing organisation which helps many people out there in such incredible ways.
I also think giving is an important part of life and happiness, when you feel happy and grateful for the life you live it is hard to not give to others.
What is your advice to those who are struggling?
IT WILL GET BETTER! You have to have to have to believe that! Although it may seem that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, know that there is. And remember, ‘an arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards, so when life is dragging you down with difficulties, it simply means that it is going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming!’ – Unknown