Friday, March 13, 2009

Letter to younger self

This is the new prompt over at Twenty Something Writers. This is my first time participating, I've thought about it but just kept forgetting! Check this one out, there is a giveaway associated with this one!

The Prompt:

If you were able to communicate with your younger self, what would you say? Would you warn yourself of the things that are to come? Would you tell yourself to avoid certain people? Write a letter to yourself at a younger age. Feel free to tell yourself anything that you’d like to. Let us know what age of yourself you are writing to.

Letter to myself 12 years ago...

Dear Amber,

You're about to be a sophomore in high school! You've accomplished one year already!

So what if your best friend is moving away, you will visit her all the time. She's only two hours away. In no time you may have your own car, and can drive to visit her.

Speaking of cars, remember to thank your grandfather for all of his help. He was very proud of you for paying him back for your half, and on time. He may not be around much longer, so don't take for granted all he has done for you.

We all know you don't want to be pigeon holed to one "clique" and you enjoy mingling with all types of crowds, but hanging out at the "smokers corner" right off of school grounds is probably not a good idea. Something tells me they are not smoking just cigarettes. Consider yourself warned.

Just because you don't make the cheerleading squad the first time around does not mean it is the end of the world. Keep trying. Do not get discouraged, you will get there. In the meantime, do not forget to thank all the amazing girls that are already on the squad that are your friends and helping you. Their help will mean the world to you later.

Some guys are scum. One guy in particular that has been dating one of your close friends for a long time is particularly scummy. He will smooth talk you. Don't get lost in his compliments and endearments. He is bored and is too cowardly to do anything about it. His mistakes will tarnish your character if you're not careful.

Don't forget about that cute boy in biology. He may be a year younger and have braces but nobody will treat you as sweet as he does. Be careful with his feelings.

Stop ignoring your mother. You've always confided in her, don't stop now. She will always be your best friend. Don't stop going telling your father about all your dreams and aspirations. Right now it seems impossible but you're very much like him. He has the same free spirit as you do and will encourage you to go wherever your heart desires.

Hang on to who you are, do not settle for anything less than what you want...


The older and (somewhat) wiser Amber

PS: Stop pretending your hair is naturally curly. It's not. Wear it straight and remind your mother that the 80s are over.

What would you tell your younger self?


Amber said...

HAHAHAHAHA. I laughed out loud at your post script!

I am posting my letter on Monday, I'm still working on writing it, it's harder than I thought it'd be.

Lesli said...

I loved this!!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Awwww, loved this. And, hey! Nothing wrong with wanting curly hair!!! I'm assuming you got a perm gone wrong?

Amber said...

No, I wore it really long and kept getting perms. Looking back on it, I think it was so outdated. My senior year I finally cut and straightened it. It looked waaaaay better! :)

Taryn said...

haha- I love the p.s. too funny!

Jaime said...

Great letter! :]

Mandy said...

Haha that ps is awesome!