i know i haven’t talked to you in a long time. life kind of wraps you up into a big ball and throws you aimlessly around. i haven’t gotten motion sickness yet, although i wouldn’t doubt it for the future. if you can remember one thing, remember to never stop being a kid. being an adult? overrated. smile more - you’re beautiful. you wont see it for a while, a long while (not sure I see it now), but others see it. cherish those others. always be independent; that’s one thing you’re good at. and if it matters to you now, know that you’re smart. maybe not today .. and maybe not tomorrow. but in college? you’re smart. lay off the heat and work those curls, you don’t look silly and people aren’t judging you from your wild hair - trust me. it takes you a while to get your life together, but at 20 years old you’ll realize that that’s what life is. complicated and messy. you’ll survive it. you always survive. you wont hear this often, or from anyone else, but know that im proud of you.