If I could write myself a letter for just one year ago, it was would say this:
At this time, you’re only a few weeks away from starting summer classes. You’re really anxious for them and don’t even want to attend the university you chose. You’re scared to leave everyone behind, since your the only one going anywhere. Trust me, it turns out to be a blessing in disguise.
By this point, you’ve already started talking to a boy that will be in your freshman class. This boy will send your heart on a roller coaster through hell and you wont believe how it ends. Go with it though, you learn.
As for your high school friends you have right now, they won’t be your friends for long. They never amounted to much anyways, all they would of done is brought you down.
You’re about to go through a year that will make you happy, sad, mad, and everything in between. You learn so much this year about people, yourself, and starting to live in the real world. I’m still trying to figure it all out as I write this letter myself. The person you are now, and the person I am now are two different people. You’ll be surprised once you see it too.
There are a few lessons I’d like you to keep in mind:
– It wasn’t love.
– It wasn’t her fault.
– Long distance doesn’t work.
– Stay away from the basketball boys.
– Most people only look out for themselves.
– Might as well stay away from the chin straps too.
– Actually, only one, the rest turn out to be your best friends.
– Learn to give second chances, don’t just cut people out like we like to, but no thirds.
You are about to experience a year that will change your life forever. We make a lot of mistakes, gave too many chances, and fell too hard. Keep picking yourself up, because we gotta believe its gonna get better. And crying is good. Whenever you feel lost, just know, it gets better.