Thursday, August 16, 2012

Letters to a younger me

To my 12-year-old self

Just embrace you. Don't worry so much about how you look. Eventually you'll have a pretty nice bod' and some nice abs that don't take much work at all. Getting past puberty does wonders.

Cherish the friends that matter and forget about those kids that make you feel like crap.

To my 15-year-old self

Don't let him get to you too much. You need to learn from this but listen to your own feelings and don't just keep sticking around, hurting yourself just because letting go is hard. He will never be yours and you don't want him to be anyways.

To my 16-year-old self

Don't get mad at Laurie too much. Everyone has their own struggles. 

And dating? Who cares anymore.

To my 17-year-old self

You're doing awesome but be more sure of yourself. You have some mad piano skills and you can play beautifully.

Please put some sunscreen on. Second degree burns on your face aren't fun.

You are strong and can handle change better than you think. Plus this new house is pretty awesome.

To my 18-year-old self

Enjoy those last few months of childhood. Reality hits soon and it isn't as fun as you would think. Help your friends heal. Death is hard, especially so young. 

You go on an amazing adventure to Chile, that changes you in a way you never imagined and helps you see the world in a different light. Just remember who you are. 

Simply let go. It's okay to put yourself out there. Don't build up walls because of past experiences. 

Please, please, please, please keep practicing the piano. You love it. You are a musician. There's no getting away from it.

Learn to listen. There's always a plan for you even if you don't know what it is yet.

To my 19-year-old self

Be fearless, please. You really want this to work out but it's going to take some bravery on your part. And remember "nothing good ever gets away". If it's suppose to be, it will be.

Keep running, it's kind of cool.

Remember how much you love Celeste and wouldn't know what to do without her or Sarai. They are your people.


You can do amazing things! Have faith and press on.

Love,

Nance



1 comment:

Elaine said...

this was cute :) if only we could go back and tell ourselves the things we know today.