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A letter to my sixteen year old self...

The following letter was inspired by reading a book called 'Dear Me - A letter to my sixteen year old self'...

From:
You at 39
East Sussex, England (yes, England)

Dear Me,

I don't know why I'm bothering - you don't take advice and will probably ignore every word, but I'll try anyway...
- You should probably break up with Tommy. I know you won't believe this, but he's a terrible boyfriend. That being said, he'll be one of the best friends you'll ever have so tread lightly with him. Before you do though - make sure you've met Robin first. She leads you to people you won't want to miss.
- Speaking of Robin - be casual friends with her, but don't waste your time trying to be close friends - she is not worthy and will only disappoint you.
- On the subject of friends - Don't let a boy come between you & Nicole and what ever you do, do not punch Nelson Roman in the face. Nicole won't speak to you for a few years and you'll miss her every second she's gone. If by chance you do punch the little f*cker, don't worry, the rift won't last and once it passes, Nic will always be there. She'll be your rock for years and years to come.
- Contrary to what people tell you, it's not an awful thing to be sensitive and emotional. You can't change this about your self no matter how hard you try. Embrace your big heart and stop beating yourself up over it.
- Don't smoke. Seriously - just don't.
- When the next guy breaks your heart, believe me when I tell you - the lessons you'll learn from him will be well worth the heartache. A part of you will always love him. He will change your life and will teach you about love in a way that will shape you and you'll be better for it. Try to take it as gracefully as possible. Don't be ugly or angry. He'll be there for you through the years and he will play a part in leading you to happiness.
- Don't drop out of college. You'll want money and a job, but if you stay in school, you'll end up with more money in the end and move out of your mother's house much sooner (this fact should be enough to make you consider my advise).
- DO NOT GET A CREDIT CARD OR LIVE BEYOND YOUR MEANS. SAVE YOUR MONEY.
- When you have a serious boyfriend who buys a sports car instead of a ring, you should seriously re-evaluate your relationship. Take my word for it.
- Start exercising. Your body will not stay that beautiful and if you'd start working out now, I'd really appreciate it.
- Try not to let your parents break your heart. They'll never be what you want them to be. The sooner you can accept that, the better off you'll be.
- Avoid Roger like the plague. When you meet him, run - fast. Then, save your money and take a few years to be single. Have fun and enjoy a few one night stands (oh don't be so shocked).
- On the subject of sex - don't sleep with Kevin or Sal. Neither are worth it. Oh, and Chris B is a virgin. Knowing this ahead of time will be helpful.
- I may have led you off your path so let me say this... In November before your 33rd birthday, join online dating sites and cast your net WIDE. This part is important. I know you don't know what 'online' is but it will become clear soon and calm down, 32 is NOT old! It's worth the wait.
- Pregnancy is not a license to get fat!
- Even if you ignore all of my advice, it will all work out just fine. I know it won't always feel that way, but it will be okay. You're stronger than you think you are. You won't be lucky in money, but you will be lucky in love.

With Lots of love,
A much wiser you

PS Don't forget to play your regular lottery numbers when Wayne goes into the hospital. This would be a really big help. Thanks xo

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Comments

Anonymous said…
I think I laughed most of my way through this. What memories and fun stuff. Sure do wish we knew then what we know now right. Love you.
Nic
Erren said…
I thought you would. Wayne laughed a lot too. It was fun to write. Love you too xo
Danh Ngọc said…
Đông trùng hạ thảo giúp tăng cường sinh lý nam giới hiệu quả , ngoài ra đông trùng hạ thảo còn giúp trẻ lâu hơn ,... Mắt là cửa sổ của tâm hồn , chính vì vậy để mắt luôn luôn sáng là quan trọng nhất , nhưng nếu mắt mờ thì bạn nên dùng thuốc bổ mắt sẽ giúp mắt sáng hơn. Sẹo làm cho mọi ngưới mất tự tin về bãn thân khi ra bên ngoài , vì vậy nên dùng kem trị sẹo mederma sẽ giúp sẹo nhanh chóng biến mất . Thâm nách khiến cho các chị em mất tự tin khi diện áo 2 dây , vì vậy nên dùng kem trị thâm nách sẽ giúp các nàng có được làn da sáng đẹp dưới nách . Muốn trắng da phải làm sao và dùng thuoc trang da tot nhat mua ở đâu , kem chống nắng nào tốt là những câu hỏi mà các chị em luôn luôn đặt ra. Bồ sung dinh dưỡng cho bà bầu là rất quan trọng , thực phẩm tốt cho bà bầu như trứng , bột yến mạch ,.. rất tốt cho mẹ và bé .Dùng mướp đắng hằng ngày nhưng bạn có bao giờ biết công dụng của mướp đắng như thế nào hay không ! Cùng tìm hiểu nhé .

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