Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Note to Self

Things I would tell my 17 Year old self:

1. Your friends and family only have your best interests in mind. And they do know what they are talking about. LISTEN UP!

2. You don't know everything. You probably never will.

3. Listen to your gut and your heart. They are right.

4. Become a vegetarian NOW.

5. Start doing yoga now too. You love it, it's good for you, and helps keep you calm. You're going to need it.
6. Shit is going to start to get really crazy. You're going to have to be more 'grown up' than you thought, way before you're ready. Be as ready as you can be.

7. Babies are not dolls. They grow up. You are responsible for their lives, for life.

8. Stop popping your zits for gosh sakes! They WILL leave scars.

9.No matter how much you love someone, or how much you want to help them, if they don't want to change, you can't make them.

10. Record Inspector Gadget, The Smurfs, Danger Bay, and Duck Tales.

11. Save money. Any little bit you can.

12. Listen to Dad when he teaches you to change the oil in a car, haul wood, set the table correctly, use proper utensils, stand up straight, play guitar, drive a tractor, and be yourself.

13. Say I Love You all the time. And I'm Sorry If you know you're wrong.

14. You ARE good enough. Never, ever let anyone make you think otherwise. Never believe otherwise.

15. Try a little harder in school would you? You are much smarter than you give yourself credit. You just need to TRY, and give a better effort ok.

16. Believe, believe, believe.

17. Turn your lights on for safety.

And one last thing. Be yourself. Tap into your creativity. It's going to set you apart from the rest...and that's a great thing.

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