the country singer brad paisley has a song called Letter to Me.
in the song he expresses all the things he would go back and say to his 17yr old self.
now that i am 35, the song has caused me to think of what a letter written to my younger (not just 17, but spanning the years) self would say.
you got your start on victory road for a reason.
sing and dance like you are on american bandstand.
don't hit your sister.
don't believe what he says.
don't feather your hair, you don't need to look like laurie allen.
friends who require you to wear reebox and guess jeans aren't friends worth having.
don't try to keep up with that jones girl.
get the oil drip fixed on your 65 ford falcon.
learn to play a musical instrument.
do your homework.
eat gilman's burgers now.
he's not the one God wrote for your life.
get rid of the bangs.
don't sell your falcon.
stay away from that 19.8% credit card.
don't move in with your best friend.
did you hear me, get rid of the bangs!
stop hiding behind baggy clothes, i'd give anything for that 20yr old figure.
your not a red head.
the man God wrote for you is a man beyond your wildest dreams!
that empty place that longs for family will not always be there, denise someday you'll have your "Emily." and you will be the blessed mommy of 3!
hold on, hold on tight! at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 in the morning
because the ladies in the grocery store are right
"enjoy them while they're young, because it does goes bye too fast."
hold tight to God. don't believe the lies.
go outside and play.
loose the poofy hair
what would you say to your younger self?