Hobby #4: Writing Letters To My Younger Self


Hey, you, skinny girl with great skin: Listen up, it’s me—your older, slightly fluffier self. I figured you could use a little guidance from you, since you probably won’t listen to anyone else. And since you probably don’t want to hear it all at one time and think us a nag, I’m going to give you advice in doses. I know you won’t take it, but hear me out.

First, a lot of bad shit will happen, and that’s ok. It makes you stronger. I know that’s cheesy, but it really does. It gives you perspective, but mostly it deepens your compassion. A lot of good shit will happen too, which will also give you perspective and deepen your compassion. In essence, you will grow, and love, and grieve, and learn. I don’t actually think you should change anything; so my advice is, in effect, don’t take my advice. But if I wanted anything for you, it would be that you become confident sooner, so here are some things that you might want to know.

  1. Don’t date that dude. You know the one.
  2. Wear the bikini. You look great in it. The phrase “muffin top” hasn’t been invented yet, but I assure you, you don’t have one. Plus, YOU’RE IN YOUR EARLY TWENTIES, so geeze, just wear the two-piece.
  3. Don’t get that perm. Any of them. You were meant to have straight hair. Accept it.


Me (you)

P.S. You’ll be pleased to know we stopped tucking our t-shirts into our jeans.

One thought on “Hobby #4: Writing Letters To My Younger Self

  1. Kris

    Were you in Kmart with a mini shopping cart in that pic? Sitting on the ground? It’s awesome.

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