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A Letter To Myself

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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.



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