On the cusp of graduation, this is such a crazy time. My dreams are in plain view while simultaneously being out of sight. My bank account is virtually empty but my heart is fuller than its ever been. I am so sleep deprived but so pumped on adrenaline. There are only four weeks left of my final semester of college.
I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflecting lately. I have this inner surge of desire for change; to really break into my independence. Growing up, I thought you lost your innocence and it faded away once you became a “real” adult and started working a 9 to 5. Now, I realize you can retain your innocence and you can create the life you want. In the midst of self-reflecting, I sat down and wrote some words of semi-wisdom to my younger self, and I thought I would share them with you today.
Dear Younger Self,
Don’t worry about the boys who won’t dance with you. “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias will no longer be your favorite song and boys with wit and wine > boys with lacrosse sticks and cheap beer cans.
…okay, maybe cheap beer is okay sometimes. But only when you’re in college. You’ll understand when you get there. Just beware of beer pong because you will be terrible at it and that will work against you.
Abercrombie & Fitch is really not that cool. Really.
Don’t worry about being popular. You’re going to pave your own path and form friendships with people that make you love life more than you ever thought possible.
Don’t worry about getting straight A’s. Your effort, perserverance and character are so much more important than your GPA.
Don’t be insecure about your smile. It’s one of the best gifts you can share with the world.
Don’t worry about the size of your boobs. You’ll be grateful when you’re older and they don’t jiggle when you run and you only need one sports bra to hold them in place. #ittybittytittycommittee
And most importantly…
The size of your body is not nearly as important as the size of your character. OWN THAT. You are worth it. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
Older (and ever-so-slightly wiser) Self
Question of the Day: If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you tell him / her?
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