I was reading a blog of someone I don’t know…this happens often. I read my friend’s blogs and love, love keeping up with all the fun that they are having. In recent days I have stumbled upon some new blogs, and I laugh out loud at their hilarious stories. In the blog I was reading today a lady challenged us to write a letter to our 20 year old selves. I thought I would take the challenge:
Dear, sweet little selfish Kristy,
Please take no offense to the greeting. It’s me, YOU, writing to you. Only YOU are 12 years down the road. I can see so many things much more clearly than you. Let me take the liberty to help you out some…
1- You need to call your mom AND dad more. You have no idea all that they have done for you and are doing for you while you are away at college. Call them more. Talk to them about your life. It’s good for you. It’s good for them. And your sisters, too. They are FAMILY…think of others.
2- Guys are not as important as you think. You do a lot of things for the attention of others. While I am so glad you do have your quiet time and that you are journaling about all the Lord is teaching you, this guy-thing sort of sends you off the best path. You’ll meet a handsome, godly young man very soon. You’ll be so glad you didn’t embarrass yourself with being attracted to LOSERS. Yes, they are LOSERS. Yeah, he can dance, SO WHAT? L-O-S-E-R. By the way, did you know you love red heads? Yep.
3- OH, would you please stop fretting over your body???? It is a great body. Trust me on this. You will one day have three kids in less than three years. I did not know that was possible either, but it is. Your butt does not look big in those jeans. Wear them proudly. You. are. not. fat. ‘kay?
4- Love the skin you’re in. Wrinkles do come. Crows feet are FOR REAL. And laugh lines are not funny. That’s all I’m saying about that.
5- Hug Paige. She saved you big time. Even though she distracted you from studying by playing some sort of hide and seek game while driving a car, calling you to see her scared of a dog in the parking lot,tempted you to sleep in since she signed up for late classes, and clipped her big toenail and let it fly right between your eyes…the girl is honest. She shoots it straight, and you need her—in your life now and in your life later. Go hug her. Oh, and it is so good that you girls don’t borrow clothes. And just for fun, let her go get your shiny blue shirt back from that short, softball playing blonde chick….let her.
6- Follow hard after the Lord. Really hard. He has so much in store for you, and you need Him more than you can possibly know. Get up early, be still, worship Him wholeheartedly, keep up your scripture memory box…you’ll kick yourself for forgetting all of those verses!!!!, and pray for your lost friends. You should brush up on your witnessing “skills” for Asa. You’ll never see her after Middle…or a lot of other folks.
7- Lastly, but possibly the most important (not really), GET YOUR EYEBROWS SHAPED BY A PROFESSIONAL. And don’t keep listening to your mom and her comment about Brooke Shields…go now, my bushy-eyebrowed friend.
Enjoy your college days and pre-kids days. Sleep until 11:00 and don’t feel guilty or lazy. You will make up for all your “extra” sleep. And just skip the breastfeeding class and don’t buy that silly bra. You won’t need it and YOU AND YOUR KIDS WILL BE FINE, MORE THAN FINE. Oh, there is so much more, but wasn’t this fun? I hope I didn’t scare you…I hope it helps you to live the good life through your twenties. Thirties arrive quick and sort of fierce, I must say.