Senior year of high school is quickly coming to an end. You've probably received your acceptance letter to Colorado State University. If you haven't, SURPRISE!
You're busy with the yearbook and getting things set-up for graduation. You've thrown yourself into various distractions to avoid the thought of growing up, moving on, and feeling like you aren't ready. That's where I, futuristic you, come in. I'm here to help. So... yeah. Shall we?
I wanted to write this letter to you to help you get back on a track, stay on a track, and run like hell away from that one track. This letter is meant to help you, and me, out. So just sit down, shut up, and read. Take notes if you have to.
1 - YOU. ARE. STUPID. Just face it. You are dumb. You don't know everything. And that will NOT change. I'm 26 and I still have no idea what I'm doing. The difference between you and me? I know I don't know shit. Save us both a lot of time and trouble by just accepting we are stupid.
2 - Boys suck ass. They aren't worth your time. It's just not. So many problems can have been avoided if you don't deal with boys. There are more things you could accomplish and finish if you forget about boys. There's nothing that can wait right now while you deal with boys. So just walk away. Wait for a man. Don't worry. He will show up. The second you stop being infatuated with boys.
3 - It's okay to be scared. You're allowed to be scared. Just don't let it paralyze you. Don't let it stop you. Push through the fear. More things are possible this way.
4 - You have a mental illness that will pop up soon. It's okay. Deep breath. Don't freak out. Just ask questions, look for answers, do what your gut tells you (except never get out of bed). More people than you know are feeling and struggling with the same thing. You aren't alone. Reach out. Grab on. Hold on tight. This will actually end up being a blessing in disguise. I promise.
5 - Enjoy the body you have right now. Please enjoy it. It's not the same at 26. I promise you that. I would kill for your body. Kill for it. At 26 you're body is pretty banged up. You need to take care of it. You need to remember that it will never look the same way again. It will do amazing things. But, dear lord, it's rough.
All in all, just enjoy where you are at in life. It goes by quick. I know everyone says that. But take it from yourself, it really does. Spend plenty of time with yourself, in this moment. You need to get to know yourself.
I know you feel like you have to be a certain person for certain people. Save yourself a lot of heartbreak and disappointment by just being you. Those you don't need in your life will fade away much faster and make room for the people that need to be there.
Be young. We grew up fast. We didn't spend enough time being young and dumb. Embrace being stupid.
Just don't be too stupid.