Thursday, September 5, 2013

To my sixteen going on seventeen self,

You're not going to believe this, but in about six months you're going to decide you want to be a lawyer. I know this sounds ludicrous. But in just a few days, this major life-changing event occurs (History calls it 9/11) and you will really start to think about all those Kennedy biographies you've been reading. You also will go page at the state capitol and decide that you want to be a part of history. You don't want to sit idly by. You want to be at the center of it all.

I know you have this grand idea that you want to be a sports trainer, but you also have lots of grand ideas that aren't so great right now.

Like your choice of boyfriend. Although, I will say that your husband does hail from Ponca City. But he is definitely NOT the joker you're currently dating.

(And yes, all of them really do call the high school "Po-Hi.")

(Yes, it is really dumb.)

BUT. Dude is tall, dark and handsome. And he loves you a lot. You also happen to meet him and get married before law school. I know that doesn't mean a thing to you now, but when you finally take hold to this law school business, you have this wacked out idea that you want to go to law school and then start looking for a husband.

Further more, he is NOT making your ex jealous. Not even a little bit. I know that is unbelievable to hear, but it is true.

But you want to know what is really crazy??

N*Sync....{DEEP BREATH}... breaks up.


Well not really, but Justin goes solo. Either way, things just haven't been the same. There are no good boy bands now, no matter how hard they try. And believe me they try.

The good news is that they do a reunion of sorts. Justin pulls a "Beyonce" though.

(By the way, a "Beyonce" is where one gets back with the group for only 30 seconds on stage and then dismisses the rest of the band like dogs because he/she is too much of a diva to let anyone share the spotlight. Beyonce did this to Destiny's Child and it was ridiculous.)

And yes, Destiny's Child breaks up as well. Beyonce was just too bootylicious.

If you think that is crazy, get this! Brit-Brit and Justin don't make it.

I KNOW!!!!!!

She also doesn't remain a virgin. She also might lose her shiz and go cray-cray for a bit.

And Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey do NOT live happily ever after.

It is a wild, wild world you'll live in during the next 13 years. The world will change drastically in 2001 and not all of it for the better.

But I digress.

My point to all of this is to tell you that your dream starts this year.

It's not just a dream.

It becomes a reality. And it is just as awesome as you think it is. It's hard as all get out.

But still really awesome.

How do I know this?

As I write this, I am in the beginning of the last semester of law school. You've spent the last three years in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!

The winters suck. Spring doesn't really exist. Summer is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too short. But fall. Oh fall, it is the best time of year.

So just know that when that idea comes along in about six months. It'll all work out.


28 about to be 29 year old Me


Heather said...

Oh if I could go back tell my 17 year old self how life goes, my 17 year old self would be in complete shock! Haha!
Cute post!

Laura Graham said...

This.was.hilarious!! LOVED IT

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