(have fun looking at dorky pictures of me from high school)
-You are not that cool, seriously get over yourself!
-Keep going to the gym with your Dad because having him work with you is the reason you are so successful in basketball.
-Make sure and stick to your morals and values, you are doing pretty good.
– You might feel slightly left-out when you don’t party like lots of your friends. But trust me, it is not going to hurt you one bit to hang out with your parents instead of getting drunk. You will thank yourself later!
-However, the guys you do date are not going to matter to you in a few years so don’t get worked up over the breakups. A much better man is waiting for you!
-The night before your first Variety Show practice, make sure you set your alarm for 7:20AM and not 7:20PM. Yea, you had a little trouble catching up to that choreography.
– You thought you loved Jesus then, wait until you get to college!
– Do not, I repeat, DO NOT tell your parents you are gong to one movie and then go see an R rated one instead. They will find out, and they will be disappointed in you, which is worse than being grounded.
-Quit comparing yourself to so many other people and worrying about being “popular.” Whether it is in sports, looks, friends, boyfriends, you are basically going to be a nobody when you get to college and that’s okay!
– Don’t cry when you find out you can’t go to the school you planned on because God is working is magic and he has an amazing plan up his sleeve! (Enter; living by sister and nephews, making amazing friends, falling in love with Jesus, and meeting the most amazing man that ever lived… THE HUBS!)
So as you can see, had I had this letter at seventeen I could have saved myself some trouble and heartache. I did however learn a lot from the mistakes I made and those mistakes couldn’t have possibly lead me to a better place!