so awhile back I saw this video on the FB page for the AF Canyon Half Marathon.
besides the obvious warning about Melanoma (and the fact that I NEVER want to go to a tanning bed… EVER AGAIN), I really liked the idea of the video.
“Dear 16-year old me”
I’ve been reminiscing quite a bit about the 16-year old me because my 10 year High School Reunion is next weekend. (No, we’re not going.)
So I’ve been thinking, what would I tell my 16-year old self if I had the chance?
Dear 16-year old me,
Try not to worry about what everyone else thinks is cool/not cool. Just be you. Your true friends won’t care. Embrace being a little nerdy. It’s okay to enjoy school and learning new things. It’s okay to like *N Sync and the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. But your celebrity crush/love, Lance Bass ends up being gay later in life… yup, Dad was right. Being a cheerleader is not all it’s cracked up to be. Yeah… It’s fun. The uniforms are sweet. Dancing, cheering at games, and the stunts are a blast… but some of the girls are MEAN. but that’s okay because karma’s a bitch. Boys are dumb. Seriously. It won’t get better for quite a few years. Most of the boys you date in high school are going to break your heart. And you’ll break a few too (okay… like 1, maybe 2). Trust me, it will not be the end of the world. and Kyle is a douche. You’d be better off staying away from him. Work hard so you can play hard. Trust me, hard work does pay off.
Most importantly, just be you and be happy being you!
*what would you say to your 16 your self if you had the chance?*