Sunday, July 10, 2011

10 Days of BS: Day Ten

★Day 10- Write a letter to you at 16 years old.

(me circa 1991-ish and ROCKIN' a bad perm)

Dear 16 Year Old Me,

Okay first of all – you are NOT fat. You may not be some stick figure like the other girls you go to school with – but you are 5’9” with gorgeous legs, perky boobs, a perfect bum, FANTASTIC hair, stunning blue eyes, and a killer smile that will make the guys all wonder what you are up to – know this now instead of 16 years from now. You possess power – use it!

Secondly – being smart and witty is a good thing. Some day it will be something that defines you.

Don’t chop your hair off or worse; perm it – you will SO regret it!

Wear heels – who cares if you are already a tall gal – rock it, own it, and wear what you like despite what all the short guys you will encounter in your life think.

Don’t drink so much – enough said.

Wear sunscreen – and DO NOT go to Ship Island and get that ridiculous sunburn that makes you literally ill. There is no need for such stupidity!

Hug your brother – he needs it.

Let your Mom throw you that big graduation party – she is so proud of you. But let that be the absolute last thing she does for you… you are a big girl now and need to be on your own!

DO NOT LEAVE COLLEGE – no matter how much you tell yourself you will return next semester – you won’t.

Ignore the older guy at work who flirts with you – he is too old and MARRIED – no matter what he says. Oh and he just wants to get in your pants.

Travel as much as you can while you can.

Live YOUR life for YOU!

Listen to your gut – your vibes are NEVER wrong!!!!

And most importantly…
Love you – no really – LOVE YOURSELF more than anything else. You will never be the best partner, Mother, friend, anything until you do!

Love ya,


Thanks Destiny -- this challenge was awesome and really made me dig deep!!


  1. I love your letter to you. I barely remember being 16, as sad as that is, and it was truly not that long ago.

  2. That letter is something wise and great. If we could really only go back in time to tell ourselves what we know now. Because when we were all 16, we thought we knew everything

  3. If only we really could go back! I'm only 25 but I'd say some of the SAME things (ok, not about the perm because I have naturally curly hair-and obviously not about the heels because I'm 5'3 and NEED them-but definitely about the weight and loving yourself! I could have really used that in HS!) Thank you for sharing :)

  4. fucking love this! made say awwww...

    Thank you so much for doing this challenge with me! Made myself dig deep on things I was slowly forgetting. *sigh* the things we experience that make up who we are. crazy! :)

  5. These letters are my favourite of the challenge. Makes you look back, see things differently and realize exactly what we have.

    A fucking brilliant challenge! Thank you Destiny and to everyone who took part.

  6. Fantastic letter. It made me smile and reflect on my own life. I can't wait until I get to this day. :)


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