Day 26 - A letter to yourself 10 years agoDear 17-year old Teresa,
You will be leaving high school in less than 3 months and then reality will set in. You will be off to college and that is where your life will start.
Word of advice: Do not rush into anything. Take your time with everything including school work. You will have the rest of your life to do whatever you want; when you want.
Guys will come along and try to sweet talk you into anything but please, go with your gut and listen to your instincts. They all aren't "nice guys". When the nice guys come around, stop your irrational reasoning as to why you can't be with them and just be with them. Live your life at that moment. Stop living in the "what if" moment or the future and live in the "here and now" moment.
Eventually a guy will come along and try to be your knight in shining armor. You will marry him and have a son with him. That son will be the light of your life but you will not be happy at all during that marriage. My advice to you would to not move in with him when he offers. Get to know him a bit more and learn who he is. Then when you know for sure that you know him, then you can move in with him. Take a little bit longer to plan your wedding to him and be sure that is what you really want. If you are still not happy after all that time, just move on. Don't stay in it too long for the wrong reasons.
You will know true happiness eventually and when you do you will smile on the outside as well as the outside and in your heart. You will think about that person every day and miss them more than everything. You will ache when you are apart from that person and you will ache when you say goodbye until next time. Take that slow as well but embrace the happiness and never, never, never forget why you fell in love with that person and just how much they mean to you at that very moment.
From your future self