Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A Letter to my 20-year-old Self


Dear 20-year-old Suzanne:

No, you are not going to die any time soon.

If you were going to die any time soon, there wouldn’t be anything you could do about it but live each and every second being fully conscious, present, and attentive to that moment. But that's how you should always live. Remember: This is the lesson.

Stop being a drama queen. It’s not all about you.

Wear tighter jeans, lower cut tops, and bare more skin in general. It’s all nice and small and perky and firmly packed right now. This will not always be the case.

You are an artist.

Nice job on valuing your friendships. This is a skill that will save your life on more than one occasion.

Hard work and knowledge and education and experience and integrity are great, but these are not always the qualities that get people ahead in this world. Stop being surprised and learn to cultivate your connections and talk a big fat line of BS when necessary.

Everything's going to be okay.

All you need is love.

You’ll feel better when you’re 35.

Love,
Suzanne

PS You turn out to be a dog person! Who knew?


5 comments:

Brenda said...

LOVED this! (Now get busy, Bizzy, and start blogging again! :)

Patience-please said...

Yay! You're back! And a dog person, too!!!

Suzanne said...

Thanks, you guys! I would LOVE to see your letters ;)

Jeanna said...

I LOVE THIS. So honest. I'm GOING TO DO THIS.

Suzanne said...

Looking forward to your letter, Jeanna!