Reverb is a group that the awesome Kassie has invited me to join. Everyday I/we get a prompt to write about. I may not get to it everyday but I am going to give it a good try! Today's prompt is:
Dear early 20s me,
These next few years are going to be rough.. You are going to struggle to find out who you are and who you want to be. But I promise- it's going to be ok. Stop worrying so much about everything. It all works out in the end. It will be ok! I promise.
College isn't going to be that great. You have these grandiose ideas as to what its going to be like. High school was awesome! You had great friends. A boyfriend. You were leaving the nest!! WOOT!! But then things don't go quite as you thought. You are going to feel like a fish out of water. Like you don't belong in this small town. It isn't fun to feel like your entire world has fallen apart. Friendships and relationships fall apart. But know that is ok. That is all part of growing up. But the best part is you get to rebuild it....and you do an awesome job of it!
Flirt more. Don't be such a rule follower. Take more risks. Don't be so scared to try something new. Don't be so scared of what people think of you. (hmmm....maybe I should change this letter to Dear me of today!)
Oh and travel more. Someday you are going to have triplets and traveling will become almost non-exsistant. But don't travel to Russia. I repeat- DO NOT go to Russia! That really doesn't turn out well for you at all! Go study someplace else. Anywhere else. Just don't go to Russia again. It makes you a nervous traveler for years to come.
Lastly, be who you want to be and not who you think people want you to be. Try and shake off that feeling guilty feeling. It really doesn't do anyone any good.
Just know that when you get to be about 24 life starts to take a turn for the better and it just keeps getting better and better! You are very lucky that way!!