Emilie’s letter to her 18 year-old self

May 12, 2008 at 6:25 am Leave a comment

Below is the letter I wrote this morning to me when I was about to graduate high school…It was very theraputic. You should try it! Anyway…here is my letter to myself…

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Hey!

It’s me – well YOU….we’re 25 years old now and since all these teenagers are graduating from high school and going to college I was thinking — “Man I wish someone would have told me about life…” So that’s what I’m here to do.

So sit back on your bed in your parent’s house in your pretty pink room. (which by the way it’s the exact same room I’m sitting in to write this letter….yes you haven’t moved out yet…) Now…turn off that NSync cd you have playing on REPEAT and listen.

I know that boy you talk to all your friends about is tall and cute and funny. But guess what he’s doing with his life now? NOTHING. He’s not worth your time…Well except that he is cute to look at in those boring classes. But don’t sweat dating him…it’s not worth it!

Volleyball may seem tough, but it’s not. There will be harder things for you to over come later on. Ooops….I hope I didn’t scare you! No–it’s not that bad. — Most of the time! I’M JUST KIDDING!

After you graduate you’re going to meet a few boys. Don’t date them. I did the first time around and it’s a waste of time. Look a little harder at that boy Mike. I know you don’t know who I’m talking about yet, but you’ll know soon. He’s going to be the cute guy who acts really goofy around you. No.. he’s not just trying to show off. Apparently he likes you. I know…weird, huh? I thought he liked your friend too! But he doesn’t. He likes you. He’s very funny, sweet and easy to be around. Try it out. Trust me :o)

Don’t be too excited to move out after you graduate. You’ll be right back at home AFTER you graduate college. I know it sounds backwards right now, but it’s actually what’s best for you. Mom, Dad and Maw Maw are great roommates!

Also — you’ll be an aunt soon. He’s a cutie, but he’ll have a rough first 4 months of his life, but don’t worry so much. Right now he’s running you in circles. He’s happy, healthy and HYPER.

Ok I’m almost done. This one is the MOST important. Go to the doctor RIGHT NOW and get her to write a letter to your parents explaining that you are HIGHLY allergic to grass. Dad’s going to make you cut the grass – once a week. It’s not fun. TRUST ME.

Anyway, you’ve done well for yourself up until now. You don’t really need that much help. Wipe that smirk off of your face….you’re going to make some mistakes, but I don’t want to tell you too much. I think those mistakes are important for you to experience. Don’t be mad at me.

I love you and wish the best for you — well for us. Make us proud.

Emilie

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