Have you ever heard Brad Paisley’s song, “Letter to Me”?
If I could write a letter to me
And send it back in time to myself at 17
I figure there is no better time to reflect on my past than the week I turn the big 3-0. (Yeah, I’m older than you thought, huh?)
Dear 17 year old self,
There is nothing wrong with being single. Don’t be jealous of all of your friends that have boyfriends. (None of them end up with those guys anyway!) You don’t have to settle for the first guy who gives you a second glance. I know you think you “love” this boy, but he has a secret that you will find out later, and you will wish you hadn’t wasted almost 3 years of high school following him around like a lost puppy. As for that other guy from HS who will come into the picture later…DON’T GO THERE!!!! He looks innocent, but he is seriously going to hurt you. Trust.
Enjoy your freedom!! Enjoy the limited responsibilities you have, and be thankful EVERY SINGLE DAY for the wonderful life your parents have provided you. YOU ARE A LUCKY BITCH. STOP MOPING AROUND ALL SAD AND SHIT.
Life and love are going to surprise you! Your husband (see, you DO get married!!) is awesome, and loves you unconditionally. Don’t question it. And your son is pretty freaking adorable.
You at 30
P.S. You were right. You will never use Calculus again.
What would you say if you could write a letter to yourself at 17?