The Think Write Thursday topic for today is what advice would you give to five year old you? Sixteen year old you? Twenty-one year old you? Right now?
Dear Carole at 5: Remember this moment. It’s Christmas and you’re little and you don’t have a care in the world. Play with your brothers and hug your mom. Be sweet.
Dear Carole at 16: Oh, girl. You think you’re fat and you’re not. Look at those collar bones sticking out. You’re innocent and headed to your first prom and your whole life is before you. Be smart.
Dear Carole at 21: You’ve got it all right now and you don’t even know it. A brand new car. A college degree. A boyfriend (that you don’t have to marry, you know) and the freedom to choose any path you want. Be bold.
Dear Carole at 51: It feels like there are more years behind you than in front right now, doesn’t it? And that’s probably (okay really) true. But with that kind of perspective you can be who you really want to be. You are loved and there are great things in your life. The choices you made all those years ago may not have always been the best ones but they brought you to where you are now and it’s a good place. Be happy.
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