Kelsey: A Letter to My Younger Self

Hey little Kel, it’s big Kel. I’m just popping in to let you know that ya made it kid. Some key people in your life told you that playing on your computer all day and your obsession with make-up wasn’t going to lead you anywhere, but dude– you’re a Cosmetologist AND a Social Media Specialist now. So f*ck those people.

Although I’m not quite sure if you understand what Social Media is yet. I don’t know what age you are in the multiverse you’re reading this in. I’m not a doctor. See above.

If I could tell you three things, these three things are the things I’d tell ya.

1) Don’t let the assholes get you down, and don’t be an asshole yourself.

People can be really, really mean sometimes. Doubly so when you’re a delightfully awkward middle schooler with a bold personality. Ignore these people and don’t let them put out your light. (You’re not going to ignore them, and you are going to let them put out your light. That’s a checkmate on their part. It’s okay– you’ll get it back.)

2) Where you’re at now, you won’t be forever.

Let’s face it– you’re not the “hometown-proud” type. You simply do not like where you live, and that’s okay. Try to make the best of it, even though it’s going to be really, really hard. One thing you’ll learn quickly is that you can make cool sh*t happen, and you don’t have to be stuck in one place if you don’t want to be. It’s a big f*cking world, and there are a lot of really amazing things to see.

3) Math ain’t shit.

Dude, for real. You’re going to have some serious math anxiety and the binary of the public system will have you thinking that you’re going to have to figure out x from y from z from b every day. PEMDAS who? She hasn’t been around in a while.

That’s all I got for you for now. In some ways, we’re still the same person. “Grown-ups” don’t really exist. We’re just children who can control our emotions better, drink booze, and have a lot of bills to pay. But, it ain’t bad.

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