I guess I would start out by saying that if you want to tell someone you love them, just say it. Even if it meant you would cry because those feelings of love were SO POWERFUL – just say it. It’s ok if they see you cry. It shows that you are human.
Just because you are repeating first grade doesn’t mean you’re stupid. It just means that your birthday was at the end of August… making you not as ‘school ready’ as those kids with birthdays much earlier in the year. (While no one treated me like I was stupid, I treated myself like I was. That’s been a lifetime so far.)
Not to be so shy in school, ask questions. There is no such thing as a stupid question. If they offer extra credit, don’t think it’s only for the smart kids – it’s for everyone – just do it!
If my house isn’t ‘company ready’ – even without company – so what. Your child’s health and welfare are far more important than a clean house.
It’s ok to leave dirty dishes in the sink while you have friends over for dinner. Your friends will be gone in the morning, but the dishes will not. Enjoy your friends while they’re with you.
It’s ok if you don’t attend college, college isn’t for everyone.
It’s ok to ask someone for help. Worst thing they could say was no, so go ask someone else.
You don’t always have to be the glue that holds people together. Some people just don’t care. And it’s fine if they don’t care.
I would tell myself that life, as you got older was about love and acceptance. But now that I’m even older, I would tell myself that life is really only about relationship.
Be more passionate about Beenie’s Brownies, don’t take NO for an answer.
Marry the best friend you have the most amazing sex with.
Eat less sugar or anything that breaks down to sugar. Sugar is the enemy!
I promise your life will get back to “normal” after your mom dies – but it will take time. I also promise that you will always miss her.
Stop running around so much! SIT and BE STILL. It’s not as bad as you think.
Be careful of your internal dialogue.
What would you tell your younger self? Please write me your pieces of advice!