I came across this website and I LOVE it! It is people's letters to themselves at the age of 18. You always say if I knew then, what I know now...well here is your chance to put it in writing! On top of that, I am going to write myself a little letter.
Dear 18 year old me,
Here is what I wish I would have known when I was 18...
-that boy you spent 6 years with, break up with him before you go to college. You will spend two years of your college experience trying to make it work with him. Guess what, it doesn't work...and you missed out on a lot of fun because you spend a lot of nights in your dorm room crying over who he was with and what he was doing.
- do not regret dating him. Because of him, you stayed out of a LOT of trouble in high school.
-Do not open up a credit card. It will do nothing but allow you to spend money you don't have.
-Take college seriously. It isn't as easy as high school. You actually have to try. They don't seperate the smart kids, from the not so smart kids. You are all on the same pace, so keep up.
-Appreciate home cooked meals. I remember being severly disappointed when I heard my mom was cooking pot roast for dinner. I would now always pick that pot roast over a restaurant any day.
-Your parents know what they are talking about. You will start to see that having parents as "friends" isn't all it is made out to be. Because my parents weren't my friends growing up I learned how to be polite. I learned when to say Thank you. I learned the correct way to treat people. Your parents will never stop teaching you these things, but as you grow older, they will become your friends. Give it time, and let it happen. Don't resist it!
-Their are other way your parents will spoil you besides with money, and trust me, you are better off. It is a pretty amazing feelling when you realize your parents will drop anything to be there for you. That feeling and security goes a lot further than the Ambercrombie and Fitch wardrobe you begged for.
-You learn pretty quickly the type of people you want to surround yourself with. Hold on tight to these people. They will be your best friends.
-Exercise. You will hate it. But you will hate yourself even more when you realize how unhealthy you have truly become.
-Put money into savings.
-Your sisters will be your best friends. Your nieces and nephews will change your life. You will learn that family is truly EVERYTHING. Treat them like it.
-You will fall in love with a man who cherishes family as much as you do. You will meet some dirtbags along the way. Its ok, make mistakes when dating. It will make you appreciate him more when he comes along.
-Many people will tell you it is impossible to make a career out of radio. Stick with it. You will prove them wrong.
-Two men over 20 years older than you will become two of your best friends. They will teach you alot. Let them.
-Brett Favre will break your heart. Get ready for it. Don't be so angry. An even better quarterback will come along.