Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An older, more knowledgeable you.

I've spent the last hour or so looking at student loans with my mom and talking about life, it sort of inspired me to write this. I really could of used something like this when I was younger. Hope you are all having a good day/night. :)

Dear Amanda,

You're 15 now, 16 will come soon enough. Stop worrying about boys so much sweetie, trust me, most of them, aren't worth your time. A couple years from now, when you look back at this time in your life, you'll see what I mean. Be single for now, be 15, have fun. Boys will come and go, sometimes your heart will break, but not for long, and yeah, you will break a heart or two yourself, and that's growing up girl, its life, but please, do me a favor and don't worry about this right now, you're so young. When you graduate and go on with your life, nobody will care if you dated the popular boy.

So your "bff" hates you, she won't forever, friends fight, and not all friends stick around, but every friend that comes in to your life is a blessing so hold on to them while you can. A few of your friends will love you forever, as time goes on, it will become increasingly clear to you who these people are.

Don't worry so much about your parents, I know it's hard, but I promise you there is nothing you can do. People fall out of love with each other, and if they get divorced, stay strong, have faith in God, and cry if you need to. Everything happens for a reason, you're strong, you'll be ok.

Most importantly, love yourself. Be your own best friend, and trust yourself. This is probably the best advice I can give you. It's ok if you don't understand your feelings all the time. You are still growing, and becoming the person you're supposed to be. Realize that you will never be perfect, all you can do is try to be the best version of yourself. Everything happens for a reason, and life is hard sometimes, but it's so beautiful, and you have so much to be thankful for!

An older, more knowledgeable you.


  1. I loved that :)

    Sometimes I want to go ahead in time and write a letter to me for the age I am now, telling me that time will heal everything and one day this will be just one more experience under your belt, and what ever happens, happens for a reason. That hearts break and it will get easier :)


  2. hey
    that letter to yourself was really good. and there wher a lot of great advice and you are totally right about the boys. it is time to have fun adn enjoy life.

    make your dreams happen

  3. Wow. That's fantastic. I should really write one of these to myself. And commandeer a time machine and leave it on the foot of the bed of my 12 year old self.

    Happy Thursday and good luck with the student loans and everything else that goes along with college,