This post comes to you via inspiration from Shamelessly Sassy who wrote Letter to Myself at 18.
What a GREAT IDEA!! I am now 36, I've officially been 18 twice now. In fact, hubby keeps teasing me that he's going to trade me in on two 18 year old models with warranties. Sorry Hubs! You bought this babe as is.
I know you think you've got everything under control, but listen here...YOU DON'T. Whatever you do...DO NOT decide to stay at home and go to a Junior College, so you can stay behind with your uninspired "fiancee". You don't believe me now, but the loser will leave in 6 months to go live with his Mommy in Texas. Then you're stuck.
You're not going to listen to me, I know. But try and pay attention to these things. They may not make sense now...but they will.
- When you're at that party...at that little wagon wheel hotel...the cops are NOT there for you. Do NOT let everyone jump out the bathroom window, and dump all that beer. It will be a waste, and you will sprain your ankle.
- Yes, the boy at that fraternity party IS that into you...and he IS fun. Go for it!!
- DO NOT let David drive you to New York!!! Don't! Follow.your.gut!!
- Yes...there IS a way to have a baby without the man being involved. You can and WILL do it. You will kick a$$ and take many names in the process too.
Remember what's important to you...Your family.
They will make you crazy, make you sick, and make you proud. You will not understand why your parents do what they do, but ask yourself this, "Does it matter?" You know how they stood by you when you really needed them.
As a parent now, I know how difficult it was...how difficult I was...on them.
Remember...love and respect yourself FIRST!! I'm counting on you!!