Thought I would share some photos from back in the day with you.
Photoshoot that I did with my friend Sam circa 2009
Some things I want "younger me": to know:
You will have awesome friends. Some will be there for a season, others are there to stay. Cherish them and thank them for being your friend.
Learn to trust your instincts. When it doesn't feel right, it isn't. And when it does, it is. Listen to what your mind is telling you and when you don't know what to do take about ten minutes of quiet time and pray.
Don't beat yourself up about mistakes. You're not gonna get it right every time. Take responsibility for your part, learn the lesson that you are supposed to learn and move on. And don't look back.
You're going to meet some guys. Some of them will not be nice to you. Some will intentionally deceive you, toy with your heart and mistreat you. You know what you deserve. Don't take no wooden nickels. Leave sooner. Someone worthy is on the way.
Your family is going to go through changes. Love them in spite of their imperfections. Because that's what families do. And continue to be there for one another. Love your middle sister a little harder than the other because she needs it.
You are going to struggle with what you want to do when you grow up. You're gonna have a job that you hate. Like throw up on the way to work because you dread the thought of going there, hate. You're going to work with kids and know that somehow your purpose is tied to them. And you're going to realize that you were blessed with more than just one gift and you don't have to choose just one.
You're going to struggle at times. Relationships will be hard. Trust. Believe. It'll all work out for the good.