Things I would tell my younger self

Day drinking Mai Tais by the pool edition.
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    He's not worth your time. Even though you thought he was the first guy to actually be worth spending time on, you don't end up together, and that's okay! This will keep happening and it's still okay!
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    You keep gaining weight because you are sick. You will figure out a diagnosis and get to the point of feeling normal in your body for the first time since puberty.
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    Fighting your dad for the chance to live in South America is worth it and you will have the time of your life. You will learn to let loose and learn and experience everything and be more brave and become a better a person.
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    It will be one of he hardest things you've ever done but leaving Brooklyn to return to the west coast will be one of the most healthy and wonderful things you've ever done for yourself.
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    Trust your intense acting training. You worked hard for so long. You're good, you're instinctual, just trust yourself.
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    People from your program will get super famous. They will either be dudes or people with famous families. You can't let this get you down.
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    It's okay to feel older than everyone else. Not being into the stereotypical young shit of partying and having a ton of friends and always being out isn't for you. That's okay, you grow and you will find your people.
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    On the flip side, people will continue to believe you are 10 years younger than you are for possibly ever πŸ™ƒ baby face ain't goin anywhere.
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    You will one day be the youngest person at the place you work. And it will be weirdly freeing and everyone will treat you like their little sister and you will feel so loved and appreciated and valued.
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    You will also get promoted after 2 months of being there which will make you realize how toxic and unhealthy that last job was. You're amazing and people will see that!
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    After primarily having guy friends your entire life you will try to forge strong female friendships. It will fail for the most part. All the friends in your life will start being mostly guys again. That's okay! There's nothing wrong with you for being raised more like a boy!
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    Being kind and hard working and dedicated and smart is enough. I know it doesn't feel like it, but it is! You are enough and you will do amazing things!
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    People will continue to disappoint you. But you are strong, and you don't need people who don't take into consideration your needs and feelings!
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    You do things slower than most people. That's okay! Life's not a race and even though Hollywood fetishizes youth, taking time to feel comfortable with yourself and new surroundings is more important than rushing head first into an industry full of rejection and body discrimination.
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    You will win over a boy that looks like an action star. It will be short lived and full of bullshit but yeah girl, you do that I promise!! You are hot and fierce and charming as fuck! Don't forget that!
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    You are more than your insecurities. You won't learn to *love* your tummy (at least not yet) but you will get to a point where you can honestly say you have no deep seeded insecurities. This is amazing! You are amazing!
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    Never take your little sister for granted. She will always be there to pull you out of your depression spirals, to make sure you know you're amazing, to tell you you're brave when you need to hear it the most, to take you on weekend getaways when you're feeling overwhelmed and burnt out and used.
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    Girl you got this! Don't give up even though you think about it a million times!
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