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Friday, September 13, 2013

Letter to My Former Self

Happy Friday the 13th!  On the second Friday of every month, Sarah and I link up with the Tennessee Blogger's Group.  Today's post is centered around what you would write to your former self 10 years ago.  I don't normally get too much into my personal life on the blog, but hopefully you will enjoy reading something a little different today.  = )  Sorry if it's gets a little too deep for you on a Friday.  Oh goodness, this list could go on and on!  I made so many mistakes, but thank goodness, they led me to where I am today, and I couldn't be happier.
1.  Don't go to the tanning bed.  Just don't. 
2.  Don't date that guy.  Yeah, you know the one.  Actually, there were a couple. Bad boys really aren't that appealing in the long run.  Besides, the man you will marry will be the one you have known since kindergarten.  He'll find you.
3.  Spend more time with your grandpa.  He won't be here much longer, and you'll still think about him every single day, and it won't get any easier.
4.  Make amends with your ex.  He also won't be here much longer, and he was always such a good friend to you.
5.  Don't take out a single student loan.  Find Shane Boswell and tell him the same thing.  = )
6.  Dogs really aren't that scary.  I promise, and one day you'll actually have 2 of them.  Crazy, right?  And so will your future husband who is allergic to dogs.
7.  Start running again.  You will love it, and eventually it will be your favorite hobby.
8.  Start eating paleo.  It is the easiest way to keep you from struggling with that freshman 15 (or 30.)
9.  Spend more time with your friends now while you both have the time.  Down the road they will have kids of their own, and you won't.  You'll miss those girls' nights. 
10.  Instead of working 60 hours a week, work less and actually have a real college experience.  There will be plenty of time for you to work 60 hours a week in the future (and still be in school!)
11.  Don't take out any credit cards.
12.  Just enjoy your life now.  It will continuously change, so take in each moment because they make up the life you love.
13.  Stop acting like you don't know if you want children one day.  You will when you get older.  One day, it will be the thing that you and your future husband will be praying for most. 
On a lighter note, I wanted to let you know about an awesome deal right now on Very Jane.  It's for a 15 piece professional makeup brush set and carrying case for $16.99.  If you're in the market for one, make sure you check it out!  Have a great weekend!  Mine will be spent running a 5K with my mom on Saturday, celebrating my hometown's centennial, visiting family, going to a good friend's wedding and then lots of schoolwork.  You notice I'm saving the schoolwork for last.  = )   



  1. Whew! Sounds like you have a busy weekend planned! Hope you enjoy the 5k and the wedding!

  2. Laura,
    I loved this! Isnt it so easy to look back and wish you would've known? I think all the mistakes are only what makes us stronger and wiser.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hugs for your fertility struggles. They suck, hang in there!

  4. How cute that you've known your hubby since kindergarten! Have fun at the wedding this weekend :)

    The Tiny Heart

  5. Great post! How did you get so smart at such a young age? Love you!!!

  6. What a great letter to yourself! I'd love to find a cool blogging network when we get to Alabama.

    Chelsea & The City

  7. I would have given myself a lot of the same advice- especially no credit cards!

  8. 1,2, & 5- I can totally relate...student loans will be the death of me! ha Have a great weekend!

  9. Such good tips to give your younger self! And its so cute that you and your hubs have known each other for so long.


  10. This is SO good and bittersweet! I agree with most of these.

  11. What a great post Laura. There are many things I would tell myself and one of them being dont' cry over that boy. He is just not worth it.


  12. Fun list and what a deal on the brush set!

    I just wanted to visit your blog and say hello, from a fellow Project FAB blogger.


  13. I love the idea of your letter - made me smile & tear up! #12 is where I am now :)


  14. Haha...definitely agree with #5! #9 is so true - my best friend has a 3 year old and it just doesn't feel the same :-( We don't get much girl time anymore. And I always thought #13 would happen. Except now I'm old and still don't know if I want kids! When will I figure it out?! haha...
    Jeans and a Teacup

  15. Thanks for sharing this. It's very honest and it's great to get to know you a little better.

    Brittany @ Everyday Thoughts

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