The 17-year-old took part in the popular year-end "post a picture of" Instagram challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 30 and shared a number of meaningful photos to close out 2020. For the prompt of "u at ur lowest but no one knew," she posted a photo of herself standing outdoors with a giant smile on her face.
"I wasn't going to do this one, but thought it was important to share because you never know when someone is going through problems of their own," she captioned the shot. "I genuinely think that it is so important to find your close circle of trusted people and be able to vocalize your feelings to them when you are down or not feeling like yourself."
Natalia pointed out that she was able to lean on people close to her throughout the tough year, and that she is still grateful for the continued support.
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"This is also a lot easier said than done but just know that you are never alone," she continued. "This is something I have learned throughout this year and still continue to work at with the help of close family and friends."
Another pic that Natalia included in the challenge was one of herself with singer Ciara, who the teen refers to in the post as "Auntie C." Ciara and Natalia's mom, Vanessa Bryant, are close friends who both recently shared photos of their families' combined ski getaway in Montana.
Also on Dec. 30, Vanessa posted a video of Natalia's arm getting examined by a family friend, with Vanessa revealing that her daughter had suffered a "sprained finger and wrist (tbd until swelling goes down)."
In the footage, Vanessa playfully tells her daughter, "Nobody told you to go skiing!" leading to a startled facial expression from Natalia. Luckily, Natalia appeared in good spirits and was smiling during the exam.