Saturday, January 30, 2016

6 Things I Learned Before 18th

1. Wait for the guy who wants to know you, the one who wants to know your mind. Wait for the guy who wants to read your deepest thoughts, who asks to hear the stories behind your scars, who listens to your passions, as well as your cries of stress. Don't settle for small talk or "what's up". Wait for the guy who wants to know you better than you know yourself.

2. Love your parents. Life changes. A lot. You won't come home from school everyday to see your mom cooking dinner and your dad watching the news. The way you see things won't stay this way forever. So don't yell at your parents and pray that the day you leave for college will come sooner- trust me, you'll wish for these simple days at home when you're halfway across the country with only a picture frame to hold.

3. Learn to love yourself. Your flat chest, your freckled face, your curly hair, your muscular legs. Whatever it is, you're perfectly made. Completely set aside from every other person. That in itself is something to love.

4. Cry if you need to. Don't let people tell you that crying is weak; it's healthy. Sometimes the world gives us too much at once and it's okay to let it out.

5. If you find a best friend- a true best friend- never let her go. Some family is place in your life differently. You may go your separate ways but your love will stay the same. Buy an airplane ticket to visit her your sophomore year of college, save up the money. I promise it will be worth it. You will see her and although her hair color is darker and you can hardly remember her voice, somehow nothing will have changed. If you find a friend like this, do not trade her for the world.

6. Change is the only constant in life. Accept change, and don't let it scare you. These years ahead are the craziest of your life. Within a few months, you could be laughing in a coffee shop with eight new friends from eight different cities. You could be in love, or falling out of it. You could be on a train to London or Indiana. Anything can happen. Yes, change is scary, but change is the only thing keeping us alive

words by: @angelmpoetry

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I couldn't agree more

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