THINGS TO TELL MY YOUNGER SELF/MY FUTURE CHILDREN

  1. Talking makes everything much easier. EVERYTHING.
  2. Don't brush your hair, it's curly.
  3. Everyone has a hole in the crotch of their pants. Relax.
  4. Honestly just get the white rubber bands on your braces.
  5. All the actors in high school movies are in their 20s. Don't get your hopes up.
  6. All magazine photos are airbrushed. They are not realistic representations of bodies in the world.
  7. Don't be afraid to leave an unpleasant housing situation just because the location is so good.
  8. You are really cool. Keep it up.