Monday, June 25, 2012

Advice to Your Sixteen Year Old Self

Here we are again, back to the awful first date question list.  And again I'm noticing how horrible this list would be if it were brought out on a first date.  But it's fun for this purpose.  Todays question is relatively simple.  What advice would you give your sixteen year old self?  Now the original list probably said to list 82 bits of advice, but I think just a few will suffice.

Experience tells me not to give a young person much advice at all.  At age sixteen, advice is much like Algebra, in one ear and out the other.  But for the sake of the exercise, I'll coach my young self anyway.

Dear young me,

You end up marrying someone who loves you exactly as you are (and he's several steps up from most of the guys you will date).  You won't have to compete with his "bros" for his attention.  You won't have to force it and you won't have to sacrifice being who you really are to be compatible.  The right relationship will be easy to spot because it will be effortless!   So don't act desperate and NEVER sell yourself short.  What I mean by this, is that it's all going to turn out really good, so don't stress about it!  Oh and one last thing on this topic.  You will date a real A-hole named ****.  Don't do that.  It will be a huge waste of your time.  Save yourself that drama and skip it.  All the other guys will make you laugh at yourself in hindsight, but that one right there is a true D-bag and you'll be furious at yourself for being to dumb to see it.

Your never get arrested!  Go out and have tons of fun!  Party it up with your gal pals and enjoy yourself.  Your friends are great people and you have so many fun nights ahead of you.  Take lots of vacations with your friends.  Just spend the money and do it.  The time of life that happens after high school, but before marriage is short and it's critical that you make it count.  Travel with those girls as much as possible.  Go to EVERY concert!  Go dancing every Saturday night!  You will be so glad you did.

Have fun and enjoy the ride!  It all turns out great!

P.S.  Your first apartment  not only has free cable, but you have HBO!  Flip through the channels one by one until you find it (your stupid remote will skip right over that channel because your T.V. sucks).  Don't waste that first two years being oblivious!  You can watch Sex and the City and the Sopranos from the comfort of your own couch.  You will never have stolen cable again and you really should enjoy it while you do. 

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