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Letter to my 18 year old self

August 14, 2014

Dear 18 year old Denise,

Right now you are about to begin your freshman year of college four hours away from the only place you have ever lived. I know you are a mixture of excitement and fear for what this new journey holds for you. I thought I would impart some wisdom to you to use along the way.

Enjoy every minute of your freshman year at Florida State. It will be one of the most exciting years of your life. Please trust me on this one. You will learn more about yourself than you did all four years of high school. You will make great friends and one of them will be a bridesmaid in your wedding and you will be in hers.

Don't leave FSU for your first love. Trust me you will regret it years later and that relationship won't last anyways. You will end things shortly after graduating from college.

Learn to embrace your looks. Yes, you are skinny and insecure about it. It didn't help having an older sister who all your guy friends lusted over. But college is when you will start getting attention from guys. You will start to hear that you are cute much more often.

Don't stress because you are not sure what to major in. You are just beginning to learn about yourself. Your 32 year old self made a career change and it was one of the smartest things she ever did. Remember that the majority of 18 year olds have no idea on what to do for a living.

Just say no to the body glitter. And the crop tops.

1 comment:

  1. Hind sight is always 20/20. Too bad we couldn't have given our younger selves all of those tips along the way.