If I could talk to my 16 year old self today, I would tell her these things:
~ Doc Martens are no good for future fashion sense, but optimal for leg toning right now ... so keep wearing them, girlfriend!
~ Left turn yield on green. Drill it in to your brain, child.
~ There are other clothing stores out there besides Abercrombie & Fitch. Believe it or not!
~ Stay close to your friends who act around others as they do around you. They'll stick around for life.
~ Don't get your hopes up; you don't end up marrying Taylor Hanson.
~ You will, however, marry someone even better. He'll walk into your life when you least expect it. And turn it upside down.
~ When you meet him, play hard-to-get. Works like a charm.
~ When you make a decision because your heart says it's right, don't go back on it.
~ Pay attention in Algebra. You won't remember a bit of it in college and will cause unnecessary stress. And a less than amazing grade.
~ Your happily ever after is better than the fairytales - so keep doing what you're doing and stick with your convictions. It's worth it. Trust me.
~ Hey WhitBug24, Chat Rooms and Instant Messaging are a thing of the past. Technology gets much, much better.
~ You might want to change your e-mail address. Explaining TIZ14 to people may be a little awkward. (Taylor Isaac Zac and 14 being part of Taylor's birthdate.) (Hanson obsessed doesn't EVEN cover it.)
~ You don't realize what great shape you are in right now. SEE IT and RELISH in it! :)
~ You know that shirt you have that says, "cheerleading is life, the rest is just details"? Burn it. And stop being ridiculous.
~ Don't showboat and run down that hill at Casa Bonita. It doesn't end well.
~ Don't take curves going 65mph. You will almost die in your future Husby's college town. PAY ATTENTION.
~ WHAT are you going to do with all of those red gum balls?
~ Keep your life goals a priority and don't change them just because they're not "the norm". You'll get there, child. And it will all be totally worth it.
What would you tell YOUR 16 year old self?