Thursday, July 8, 2010

If I had Only Known Then

There is is a song called A Letter To Me with the premise of if you could write a letter from yourself, at present, and send it to you, as a struggling teenager.  If I could send my current life knowledge and experience back to my young self, this is what I would tell me.

If I only knew then what I know now.

Angelo is a friend whose heart you don't want to break.  Be careful with it.

Mom and Dad weren't always right in their actions, but they will never give you bad advice.  Listen to their advice.

Don't smoke.  You'll regret it.

Skip the trip to North Carolina when you are 16.  No good comes of it. 

You'll make some awesome and incredible friends over the years.  Keep them close, but weed out the losers sooner rather than later.

Spend Senior Week with your friends. (see above)

You can do anything you put your mind to.  Don't let anyone ever tell you that you can't.

You are beautiful.  Everyone knows it and assumes you do too.  You need to realize it.

You are smart and sharp.  Adults recognize this in you.  You need to recognize it now instead of when you are 30.

Don't pay any mind when teachers or professors tell you you can't write.  You just don't write what they want you to.  You can write.  Always write from within and be true to yourself.

You're going to kiss a lot of frogs, and have a lot of heartache through your search,  but you will find your Prince right under your nose when you least expect it.

Your future Mother in Law is not the anti-Christ.  Get past your differences.  She's a loving mother doing the best she can - just the same as you will be.

Spend as much time with Mom and Dad while you can.  They won't be around forever.

You will have more joy in your life than you ever knew possible.

You're life will have some extreme heartbreaks.  You will survive them, I promise.
 -Hold close to your Prince for dear life when you do.  You will hold each other up.

Reach out further to your sisters, especially when they pull away.

Do your best everyday.

Love with your entire being.

You'd never be able to fully appreciate the joys without the heartbreaks.

Don't forget who to thank.

I guess what I am saying is: Use your head.  Be yourself. It all works out.  Don't worry, you are just stuck in The Middle.

It's a bitter shame that we must learn these lessons in life for ourselves and that we can't pass this gained knowledge down to our off spring.  No matter how hard we try.

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