Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Letter to Myself at 16

Oh, just look at you. You're having so much fun right now.   I like the fact that you don't even realize how frizzy your hair is or that you are facing the wrong direction.  It's all good.

There are a few things I want you to remember as you grow up.

1.  Never apologize for being yourself.  You are enthusiastic, weird, and a little loud.  But you know what?  That's okay.  Be original.
2.  You should never go to Canada.  You always run into bad luck when you visit that country.  Trust me.
3.  Your little brother is actually going to become one of your best friends.  I know, I know, this one is hard to swallow, but in just a few short months, you will go to college and you'll actually miss him.  Would you stop rolling your eyes?  Thank you.
4.  Whitney Houston will drown in a bathtub.  Didn't she almost have it all?
5.  You WILL find true love.  He's very tall and he's very quiet, so you have to pay attention.  He's the best thing that will ever happen to you. 
6.  Pay attention to your English teachers.  Just sayin'.
7.  Don't give away your vinyl records just yet - they will be really cool someday. 
8.  It might be wise to wait a little bit on that driver's license.  You really don't need it right now.  Maybe you could use a little practice.  Are you even listening anymore?
9.  Sing, sing, and then sing some more.
10.  Tell your parents how much you love them.  Every. Day.


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Anonymous said...

I love this since I lived through it with you. Your teen years were tame compared to most.

con said...

Looooooove!!!! she sang. :)

Jeannie said...

@Doug, we should have hung out more....but you wouldn't ride with me b/c of my bad driving, remember?

@mama, let's go shopping.

@con, love u back!

angie leverence said...

Is this verbatim? Awesome letter, weird prediction about Whitney!

Jeannie said...

Ha! No, Ang, this is ME now, writing to this girl at 16 :) So, no, I didn't predict anything. But that's funny...

Love you!