List 10 Things You Would Tell Your 16 Year Old Self, If you Could:
|Me at 16 years old in front of The Grand Ole Opry! :)|
*Everything comes together eventually. Trust God and stop worrying so much. Life isn't really all that complicated, so stop making things harder than they need to be.
*Just get your license! It's good to be cautious...But, don't wait so long. It's not as scary as it seems.
*Stop setting one of your "New Year's Resolutions" to get a boyfriend. Believe me, "In your life you'll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team."
*Spend as much time with grandma, as much as possible. You always think that she'll be around forever, but the truth is she won't be. Let her know how much she means to you every time you see her. Don't roll your eyes when you have to tell her goodbye, just because you're in the middle of doing something. Cherish those moments, instead.
*Don't be such a homebody! When your friends invite you to go out...Go! You're young! Let yourself loosen up a little. Don't be so uptight about everything.
*Stop thinking you have to be like everyone else. Don't compare yourself to the girls in your class at school in looks or whether they have a boyfriend or a car...None of it. You're on your own track and you're doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing. God made you YOU for a reason and you are beautiful, believe that.
*Realize that high school isn't forever. Make the best of it now, but also know that on the days when you're frustrated and feel like you're never going to see the end, it does come.
*You pass algebra ;) "Tonight's the bonfire rally, but you're staying home instead, because if you fail algebra, mom and dad will kill ya dead...But, trust me, you'll squeak by and get a C, and you're still around to write this letter to me." Also, just stop complaining about all the homework you have and get it done. It's not as dramatic as you make it out to be. STUDY MORE! Put in the time and it will pay off.
*Don't be discouraged when you don't get the lead roles in the school play! A lot of successful people in the business didn't always get the lead. Sometimes it's great to be the underdog later on in life.
*Live in the moment. Remember every detail of being young, accept the fact that you don't know everything and marvel at that. Continue to document everything and don't shut yourself off to pain, because then you stop feeling the happy moments too. LOVE your life and know that you're here for a reason, even if you haven't necessarily found where you belong yet. Hang in there, just you wait!
What Are 5 Things That Make You Most Happy Right Now:
*Heart to hearts with my best friends; dreaming about the future, ranting about worries of the moment, talking about our families, and being there for each other when things are really good or when they're really bad.
*Listening to country music while I'm driving! :)
*Thinking about all that God has in store for me in the future!
*Wearing bright red lipstick...Just because!
*Family dinners when relatives from out of state are visiting.