Dear 18 Year Old Me,

Hi, its 22 year old you, yeah, from the future and shit. Surreal, I know. Hey I’m the one writing this letter ;P Anyway, I’ve got a bone to pick with you. First off, don’t lend your electric guitar or all that money to R. She won’t pay you back, and she’ll lose your guitar.  I’d like to say don’t bother with A. Don’t sleep with him, date him, nothing. He will rape you, sexually abuse and use you, knock you up and abandon your ass. I’d like to, but sadly, this kind of shit builds character. In some back ass kind of way. One I can say is don’t bother with T. He thinks of you as more of a catch/prize/trophy than an actual girlfriend. No character built, don’t bother. As for J, he is gonna send you spiralling into depression because R is going to scare him away (she knows what she said, she’ll tell you over a year later) but do it anyway, you need the company and a friend, and the subsequent hospitalizations turn out to get you a useful diagnosis of D.I.D. Buckle down with studying Chinese, you’ll love it and it will be so rewarding. Friend A from hs is getting married and wants you as a bridesmaid. I’m serious! She has a brother. I’ve done this before and I’m telling you, we would do it all over again in a heartbeat, its just so wonderful. (Ps- you’re gonna marry him, though a little into the relationship this is no surprise) And to wrap up, try talking to N more, she will be needing friends soon. Spend more time with your sisters, and walk the dogs more often. Sincerely, your older “wiser” self Ps- take care of yourself. There is this beastie called fibromyalgia…. This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days:


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