I don’t usually blog the meme du jour but this one is kind of cute so I thought I’d join in. So here it is, a letter to my sixteen-year-old self:
You are rad. I know that you feel bad about yourself sometimes but trust me- you are awesome. Your personality is magnetic and you have friends even though you don’t always feel like anyone ‘gets’ you.
I’m sorry that the guy you have a crush on doesn’t reciprocate. He will end up marrying his only girlfriend. Yeah, you know her and don’t care for her but it is what it is. Let it go. Also? They both get fat. You’re welcome.
Your love for music will remain white hot but as you get older meeting the bands won’t become so important to you. But you DO get to meet the lead singer of your favorite band although they aren’t your favorite yet.
I know that you’re frustrated about being the only one of your friends who hasn’t been kissed. Fret not. You not only catch up but you kind of go crazy. Maybe you should pace yourself. You don’t have to sleep with everyone. Trust me on this.
High school is fun, right? Unfortunately the real world is just around the corner and it is ROUGH. You are emotionally abandoned by everyone you love and left to fend for yourself. You are stronger than you think you are. Also? Don’t stop taking your Effexor.
Believe it or not you get married and even HAVE A BABY! Two things you swore you’d never do. That’s what happens when you fall in love. Oh, and speaking of love, the first guy you fall in love with is NOT THE ONE. In fact, you left him break your heart repeatedly over the years. Don’t let him do it! Maybe just once. Everyone needs to experience heartbreak. But trust me, you could do without being tortured.
Back to THE ONE. He’s tall and geeky and you will meet him while living in a different state. Yeah, you move out of Texas for awhile and it’s the best move you’ve ever made (at least, up until this point). Also? It’s love pretty much at first sight. You have always been quick to make decisions but in this case it is totally the right one.
You. Er, Me. Us.