So after enjoying both Kirsti and Gina's letters to their highschool selves, I thought I would jump on that bandwagon when I realised I had plenty to say to the teenage version of myself. How this younger me will actually get this letter however, I haven't decided. I'm either thinking time-travel phonebooth...
...or letterbox that can deliver mail to the past.
(Highschool Lozzz123 loves Keanu Reeves, so it's only fitting that I should use the time travel movies he's been in as inspiration).
Dear Teenage Lozzz123,
Firstly, don't worry, you are at the university you wanted to go to, doing the the subjects you wanted to do - and you love it! As I'm writing in 2012, things are going pretty well. However I do have some suggestions you might want to consider taking on board...
2. Yes, that Japanese teacher in year 10 was mean and not a great teacher. But seriously, don't quit learning Japanese. You'll regret it later. He gets deported anyway!
3. If a friend hurts your feelings, tell them! It's better than avoiding them and potentially ruining the friendship.
4. Similar to Kirsti, camouflage pants really aren't that great. Sometimes dressing like a girl is nice, really.
5. The careers counselor is a goober. Seriously, you DO need maths for Psychology, especially if you're wanting to do a science degree which includes other non-psych subjects. So don't quit maths after year 11!
6. I know you're not getting along all that great now, but your sister ends up being one of your bestest friends. So you may as well be nicer to her now!
|Grumpy me in Austria in 2001. Bonus mouth-closed pre-braces smile included.|
7. You'll get braces and then you'll finally be able to smile with your mouth open - hooray!
9. Yeh, your knees suck (and your ankles too). I know you're not super sporty, but consider doing some regular exercise so your muscles and joints aren't so weak that they freak out whenever you exert yourself at all. Then you might be able to play more than one game of hockey without having to go to the hospital.
10. Speaking of unpleasant incidents - consider swimming more often so you're a stronger swimmer and therefore you don't nearly drown in the ocean one afternoon (and maybe pay a bit more attention to surf conditions to tell what's safe). Also, lifeguards generally come rescue people only if they know you're in trouble, so put your hand up!
11. That street sign/road work equipment collection you got going - yeh it's kind of stupid. You just end up throwing it all out, so don't even bother.