Advice to my 18-year-old Self

In just about four hours, I’ll be 28. It’s hard to believe I’m ten years removed from becoming an adult, graduating high school and starting my college journey. Looking back, there are a few things I wish I knew, such as:

  • Those “best friends” you think you have? They’re nothing compared to the best friends you’ll meet in the future. Except Jackie. You may have battled from EIC, but those incredible St. Patrick’s Day parties are worth it. 
  • Enjoy your body. When your cheering four nights a week, running to and from choir, student council, newspaper and yearbook, you don’t have time to overeat, but you should make time to admire those size 4 pants. After all, you won’t see them again.
  • Skip the heartbreak. Boys will come and go, and they are just that – boys. One day you’ll walk into a hockey rink bar, see a blue-eyed man and your life will never be the same.
  • Enjoy every single moment of your teenage years, your college years, your post college years, and your 20s. It continues to get better, then worse, then better again. 
  • Listen to your parents. They drive you nuts now, they’ll drive you nuts later, and you won’t be able to live without them.
  • Treasure your relatives. They won’t be around forever.
  • Skip the TV. You can catch up later. (Seriously.)

Cheers to 28 years!

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