I know you’re going through some stuff right now, and I’m not going to tell you that things get better, but they do get easier.

Go make more friends; I can’t promise they’ll be around after high school, but you’ll have more memories. The memories are what count. Small talk sucks, but make it. And stop ignoring people that make you mad, that shit is annoying. Spend more time with Jakx. That girl is the biggest support you get, be better to her. You don’t meet your other two best friends for a few years, but they’re coming, and they’re amazing too. 

Your parents aren’t going to get through this, you already know that. One won’t make it at all. They need to figure this out on their own. Don’t let them use you and your sister as pawns.

Stand up for yourself. You have a fucking opinion. Use it whenever you can. Some people actually want to hear it, too.

Don’t go chasing love. Be open to it if it comes to you. Don’t try to hang on to it when it tries to leave. You’re going to have your heart broken in so many ways, be ready for it. Heartbreak sucks, but it forms you, and you’re pretty kick ass.

Let go. Nobody is actually judging you, and if they are, fuck them. Be wild and free. Stop saying “Well I almost”. That’s not fun. There’s a point where you have to buckle down and be serious. Be the fun girl until then. Try new things.

Listen to more music. Everything you hate now you end up loving. Just roll with it. Bands you stop listening to keep making great music you won’t hear for years. And yes, you still love Hawthorne Heights.

You’re going to end up in a weird relationship. Leave it. None of that is worth it. High school sweethearts are cute, but that is not for you.

9 years later, you still have no idea what your life is and what you’re doing with it. It’s a fun adventure to find it out though.

Save money. Actually figure out what is important, and that dumb cup isn’t. Take care of the possessions you have. Old is reliable.

Keep in touch with all your old friends from Jr high. They do cool shit with their lives. You do cool shit with yours. Do it all together.

Lastly, love yourself. Take care of yourself. You’re doing a good job now, but there’s always improvement. Write more. Sing along to more songs. Drink more water. Be you.

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