A Letter To Myself
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

A Letter To Myself

It's all good.

19
A Letter To Myself
Rebecca Agnew

Dear Me,

You're doing just fine -- stop fussing about every little thing you beautiful, neurotic weirdo. Don't let those things distract you from what matters, which is being happy.

You have a great life, even if it doesn't seem like it at times, but you do. You are blessed beyond belief. You have a job that you love and hate at the same time, and your coworkers are awesome and make food service a breeze. Your friends really care about you, and would do anything for you. Your crazy, sometimes dysfunctional, family loves and supports you, even if you do stupid things.

Speaking of stupid things, maybe you should stop doing those. But, if you don't, that's OK, too. You're young, and you'll learn. Even if it is the hard way.

Listen to your parents. I know they annoy you, but they are smarter than you. They've been through everything already, so they know what they are talking about. Your life will be so much easier if you trust their judgement.

But you also have to trust your judgement, too. Trust that you can do things by yourself, that you can handle life like the semi-functioning young adult you are. Push yourself, and stop being scared of things you are unsure of. In the words of the infamous Shia LaBeouf, "Just do it."

Keep doing well in school, because it matters. You are smart, so don't let it go to waste.

Don't forget to do things for other people once and while. Being kind makes you a better person. Treat everyone well, and you will be surprised at how happy it will make you feel. But love yourself, too, and don't worry about it. Self love is not selfish.

Take care of both your mind and body, especially your mind. Don't feel guilty for taking a break for a little while if you need it. Don't let your anxiety get the best of you.

Be true to you, but don't be afraid to grow as a person. Sometimes change is healthy.

Get rid of negative people. They are a waste of your time and energy. Surround yourself with people that encourage you and make you a better version of yourself.

Work hard, but have fun, too. You deserve it.

When you start something, follow through. But don't be afraid to move on from something that makes you miserable, because that's not quitting. That is called looking out for yourself.

Spread love and encouragement. Be tolerant and understanding without compromising yourself or your beliefs. Respect others, and they will respect you.

Be creative and think outside the box. Try new things, be adventurous. Doing the same thing over and over is boring.

Be responsible and save your hard-earned money. It took forever to make $100, so don't blow it as soon as you get it. But don't be greedy, because that is not an attractive quality in anyone.

Learn and live every single day, and most importantly:

Be happy.

Love,

Me

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

74262
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

135103
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments