BLC21 - Letter to me at 16yo
Friday, January 25, 2013
A few things I'd like you to know...
Making good grades and completing college is the best thing you can do for your future self. Find a career/occupation that you really love. Cause moving from job to job is not the way to live your life.
That high school boyfriend is not the one for you....You will marry your best friend and have two wonderful kids/young adults who will make life fun and interesting every day.
Make eating healthy foods and exercising a way of life. You won't regret time you spend on yourself to stay healthy and fit. White foods...pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, as good and comforting as they are should be eaten in moderation. No food is off limits...portion sizes is what you want to watch.
Life is full of ups and downs and what was important or world changing when you were in high school are just a small blip on the big picture of your life.
Just remember that you are not alone on this journey called life and should reach out to friends and family and not turn to food when things don't go the way you expected. Also there is a really neat website called SparkPeople where you will meet (virtually) so many friends from around the world who will give you love, support, motivation, and inspiration to help you through the good times as well as the not so good times.
The hardest thing to overcome will be that person you call mom, who tears you down whenever she can. She was wrong...you will amount to something and many people will love and care about you.
You are AWESOME and don't let anyone else tell you differently.