Jodi’s Letter to Herself

May 13, 2008 at 9:50 am Leave a comment

Hey there – you are excited right now.  But lost, too.  And you know it.  You try not to show it, but you are lost inside.  Still not sure of enough in your own decisions to KNOW what to do, where to go.  You are also getting lots of different messages from those in your life.  Still – these decisions are all yours.

Take care of yourself – and I do mean your health, your body.  You take it SO for granted right now.

You don’t  know it yet – but you are strong. 

You will learn to accept that Daddy is gone.  It just takes a long time.

Your Mom is one the best friends you’ll ever have – BUT, let her  be your mom.  Let her mother you.

Be gentle with people’s hearts.  You can’t take hurt back once you’ve inflicted it

Listen more – especially at internships and jobs. 

You are not responsible for your families problems…..and you can’t solve their problems for them.  Take care of yourself.  You will have to figure out what that means.  It has nothing to do with shopping!

Don’t let people (even onces you love) tell you how to spend your time.  This is YOUR life.  Even if your lost – it’s still your ride.

Go to Hawaii when you are offered the trip.

Exercise everyday.  This improves EVERY part of your life.  Do it even if you don’t feel like it.

Laugh everday.  Same as exercise.

Wear sunscreen.  Take vitamins.  Do yoga.   Stay in touch with those friends who are unconditional.  They are the family you chose.

Don’t rush into love.  Even though it feels like the best thing in the world – you are not ready to be so serious.  This should be a fun time. 

Love yourself.  Forgive yourself.  Kiss your grandmother everytime you see her.

Think twice before you buy every pair of shoes that you love.  They don’t really make you happy. 

In time – believe me – you’ll be impressed with who you’ve become.

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