Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WENSDOM: What I would tell my 16 year old self...

Dear sixteen year old me,

For starters your mom does know what she's talking about, in regards to everything. The caddy fights you're having with friends won't last and you won't even remember what they were about, so take a deep breath and just relax. Try not to beat yourself up so much when you look in the mirror, if you don't curve those bad habits now, you'll be paying for it in adulthood. High school, like all phases in life, is going to end. It could break you or it could break something open in you, I hope you pick the latter and allow yourself to grow and learn. Keep hold of your passions new and old, you never know where they'll take you. When you bring home a bad grade your life isn't over because of this one failure no matter how heavy it may feel at the time, trust me you'll be okay. Getting a part-time job and your own checking account is the best thing you can do for yourself, it'll feel so good having your own money. Don't forsake the moments you have with your parents and cherish the moments you have with you family. Enjoy your friends and accept that sometimes people enter our lives for a season. Don't get tattoos until you're 18, the ideas you have now you'll grow out of! Most importantly don't lose your courage even when all you want to do is turn around and run home, stand your ground and brace the storm. Also embrace that you're young and will be for quite some time. You have your whole life ahead of you so don't count the days away waiting on a guy, or a dream. You gotta make those things happen for yourself. And never ever forget that no matter what you can always go home and get a hug from good old mom, because it'll always do the trick.

A friend :)

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