Dear 16 year old self,
Basically you have been a pretty good kid so far. You were really terrified of the stories your mom told you, so you stayed out of trouble.
I wanted to write you because there are some things that are about to come up in your life. First of all, going to Brandon’s house in your senior year with your friends… be careful. You could get yourself in a situation you don’t want to be in. Also, when you hang out with your friend Jennifer from church and she wants you to go places with her… be careful. You could get yourself in a bad predicament a time or two. She is not a good influence on you at all! Lastly, when you turn 21 please, please try and think…at least a little bit. You will save yourself from many situations that could’ve turned very ugly.
The good news is…you are going to be okay! You pull out of several situations with your head on straight. I do wish you had a bit tougher skin, but you are an amazing person despite any misgivings you have about yourself.
My advice to you…Be strong, stand up for what you believe in and don’t let anyone get in your way. Stay away from negative people; they will bring you down. Surround yourself with your true friends and you will be just fine.
Your 40 year old self