Dear High School Lindsay,
Chill out, man! I know you don't believe this, but all that stuff you spend every waking hour stressed out about will mean nothing. In fact, I'm sitting here 10 years later trying my hardest to remember what it was that kept me up at night and for the life of me can't remember WHAT any of it was, let alone the outcomes. Plus you're going to get to college and run out of f*cks to give, get yourself into all sorts of unbelievable situations (can't even tell you what these are because you'll go into cardiac arrest, plus social media confessions like that lose people their jobs), yet life will still go on and you'll be incredibly happy.
Also, stop being so afraid of failing that it prevents you from doing things. Fortunately your parents are going to push and push until you're able to do scary things by yourself, but for the love of all things holy try to understand that FAILURE IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.
|Give up on that crush on Lance too, girl. It's going nowhere for more reasons than you think.|
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|thankfully you'll learn more about how to manage your hair and quit the tanning bed.|
Brad and Jen are going to divorce, and it's going to make you question true love. Don't worry, Beyonce and Jay-Z will fill that void for you in a way that Brad and Jen never could have.
Stop hating your weight so much. You're going to spend the next decade-ish trying to get that body back because teenage metabolism and daily team sports practices with coaches who tell you what to eat don't exist in the real world (on your budget at least).
|Team sports, man.|
You're going to learn that you can't control everything so you might as well stop trying so hard now. About 80% of things are not going to go the way you planned despite trying control it all, and there's going to be heartache, loss, love- so much love- challenges, experiences, highs, lows, relationships, and a lot of laughing at yourself. Which is all going to lead to this incredibly happy place by the time your late 20's get here. Every single step and failure and accomplishment and feeling and experience is going to be 100% worth it. Especially the ones that scared you the most to do. So go scare the sh*t out of yourself and do some crazy things.
Love (I think you sign all your notes "LYLAS" actually),
28-year old Lindsay
PS: Mom is right about everything. Literally every last thing. That's probably all this letter needed to say actually. It's infuriating. There's nothing you should do about this because you need to learn things for yourself, but just know- every. last. thing.
|Even at age 28 in a city he's never lived in, people are going to still recognize you as Cory's sister. It's fine now though|