For this week’s #LettersToOurselves, @helenarase lovingly shares some educated advice with her younger self. In proper #ThrowbackThursday tradition, we’re writing letters to our past selves to impart some of the wisdom that we’ve gained over the years.
If you could go back and give your younger self some sage advice, what would you say? Want to share your letter? Send it to us along with a #tbt photo of yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org ————————————————— Dear Helen,
You don’t know, but you’ll have a tough decade when you hit 18. You’ll go to college - four of them. By that time you’ll have fallen in love, have your heart broken and have your family fall apart. You’re going to feel invincible and crazy and incredible sadness all at the same time and not know why. You’ll have stories but not because you remember those months or years, because someone told you about those points in your life. You’re bipolar but you will accept it and get help. You will have regrets and lose friendships; I promise you will be fine. You will find your passion at 22. You will graduate college at 25 and eventually get a master’s degree and follow your dream. I’m proud of you. You’re worth it. Follow your dreams.