Monday, November 5, 2012

Dear Vanessa Past

Today's Prompt: Write a letter to your 14-year-old self. Tomorrow, write a letter I yourself in 20 years.

The year was 1996. I had just relocated to the place I've come to call home. I was a high school freshman. And I shaved my legs for the very first time!


You don't know this, not the way that you should but you are smart, you are beautiful and you are talented in ways you've yet to discover. Life is full of happy and sad, ups and downs, successes and regrets. Learn from each and every one of them. Love appears when you least expect it from the unlikeliest of candidates. Embrace it. Heartbreak happens. Cry. Feel it. But don't wait too long to do it again, as crazy as it sounds.

College is going to be one of the best times of your life. Live it! Don't be afraid. Figure out who you are & what you want. Don't stop until you're that person and you're where you want to be. No one can make you happier or love you more than you can! Always remember that. Always. People are going to come into your life and the ones that are meant to be there will. For the rest remember the good times and let it go. Don't hold on. Don't make excuses.

PS-Quit being a people pleaser! And stop with all the self depreciating! Oh, mistakes. They happen.

Always be that sweet girl. Hold on to her fiercely! Don't let anything or anyone change that. If you do it's going to be harder then I can possibly put into words to find again. Love all the things that make you, you. Your snort. Your laugh. Your height. Your awesome rack! And all the snarky, not so nice bits that only a select few will ever see. Own it. Love it. Every last bit.

"This is my wish for you: Comfort on your difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, hugs when your spirits sag,  beauty for your eye to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt,  courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life" 



Mother Mopher said...

I love this!
this is adorable!
I feel like this letter to your past self, could easily be a letter to anyone's past self... or atleast MY past self as well...and that makes me smile!!

(ps found you from the BloggyMOMS Dec Hop!!)

Pary Moppins said...

What a sweet letter and neat idea. Found you from Bloggy Moms.

momcounsel said...

great idea - very well said letter. and i'm totally against mom jeans too.