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16 Is Hard
Dear 16-year-old me,
I realize you think that life is so difficult but I’ll have you know that being 34 is way more difficult!
You’ll experience many things in your life that you’ll regret and things that will make you super happy and proud.
Please don’t spend all your money on worthless things. Save your money so that you can pay for college without taking out school loans.
Always listen to your instincts! If something doesn’t feel right to you then run far away and don’t look back.
Listen to your mom because she knows many things that you don’t. Trust me, you don’t know everything!
Your mom is there to listen to you. Don’t take the time she will be here for granted. There will come a time where she won’t be on this earth anymore and you’ll feel sad about it. Make every interaction with her special so you will always remember the good times.
Strive to make good choices in your life so you won’t have regrets later on! Stay away from boys while you’re young. They are nothing but trouble at 16 and you don’t need that drama in your life!
Try and come out of your shell! Make lots of friends! Don’t be so shy! I know it is hard to think of being outgoing but this will be very helpful in the future.
School is very important and you take way too long to decide what you want to do with your life. Just go to nursing school with your sister and you’ll be years ahead now. Don’t wait forever to get your bachelors degree either. For the love, just get it over with and you’ll be done forever!
Something important you’ll need to know about your metabolism. Your skinny body will not be easy to maintain forever so put down the bag of chips, ok?
Adulting is hard and not too fun. Life is full of bills, being a taxi driver for kids and cooking/cleaning daily! Enjoy your youth, have fun with friends, work hard and save your money!
Take naps every day if you can because when you’re older, you’ll wish you could take a nap!
Travel, Travel and Travel some more. The world is your oyster so go explore everything!
Don’t take crap from anyone! Do what makes you happy and live your life with intention.
Stay away from people who are toxic. These people will only bring you down and you don’t want that in your life.
Stop worrying so much about what people think of you. Those who don’t like or understand you aren’t worth it in the end.
Learn how to use the sewing machine so you can make things and pass the skill to your kids.
It is always good to let things roll off your shoulders but don’t forget to speak your mind when you feel it is important.
Your 34-year-old self!
This is a letter I would write my 16-year-old self. What kind of things would you tell the younger version of you? I would love to hear them in the comments!