A Letter To My Eighteen Year Old Self

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“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu

A Letter To My Eighteen Year Old Self


Dear Katie,

I know you won’t believe me when I tell you this, but Mom really is always right when she says you can’t plan everything. I know this drives you crazy because you love planning everything out, but believe me, you’ll save yourself a ton of heartache if you just listen to her now and ease up on all the planning.

No matter how hard you fight, what’s meant to be will always find its way. Seriously. You’re no match for fate, so don’t even bother trying.

Learn to roll with the punches. Life is so much easier this way.

Learn to roll with the punches, but never be a punching bag. Learn to assert yourself, and don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself or for what you believe in when it counts.

Music is the best medicine!

I know how badly you strive for perfection in your life today. You’re constantly worrying about everything. Guess what? It all works out! I swear! You can relax!

Time really does heal all wounds.

That feeling you get when you write? Listen to it. You’re right, there is more to it…

Loss sucks and you’ll experience it. You’ll be devastated but you’ll grow stronger from it. I’m sorry, there’s no better way for me to warn you. Lean on your Faith to help ease the hurt.

Being a Mom is The Best!

Having a husband to share your life with is pretty awesome, too!

You have no idea what life has in store for you. You’re in for an incredible ride. I promise you, it’s all going to be better than okay. Just wait and see!

Love Always,
Katie… Fifteen Years Your Senior

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