I was introduced to this site this week, and found myself so captured by it that I couldn’t stop reading. So much advice and life and stories told. I loved it so much, I created my own! Here goes…
Dear 15-year-old Annie Sue,
- Don’t write off your math classes with the assumption that you’ll never use the knowledge you could gain from them.
- Drink more water.
- Soak in all the time you possibly can with your sister. In about three years you will perpetually live over a thousand miles away from her, and wish that you could see her whenever the heck you wanted. And don’t be mad at her when she tells your mom to not let you go on a date with Andy. You will thank her later for saving you from your own naivety.
- A few boys are going to make you cry. One of them will break your heart so badly you’ll think you won’t recover. It’s okay to let that happen because those trials and sorrows teach you how to be strong and move forward.
- When Alan asks you to his prom…say yes.
- Don’t be afraid to move to California when you turn 18. This will be one of the first great decisions you make as an adult.
- Your world will shake more than it ever has before when two people that had a huge amount of influence on your life decide to divorce. Don’t be too proud to accept counsel from those that offer it.
- Don’t let frustrations and misunderstandings keep you from having your best friend stand beside you on your wedding day. You will sorely regret it.
- Take more chances.
- When heartache befalls you it’s okay to be angry at Jesus, but ultimately trust Him, or you may not make it through in one piece.
- When they re-release The Exorcist in theaters…don’t go see it.
- Skip right on by the overalls fad, and make sure your mom and sister come with you. The only people wearing overalls should be cute one-year-olds with padded diaper butts, and farmers that reside in Iowa.
- And lastly, cut your parents some slack the few times they will tell you no in life. They love you enough to tell you this no matter how mad it makes you at the time.
Me (15 years later)