Dear Wendy 1988,
For the love of God, get rid of that curling iron AND the hairspray. Your hair should not look like it was pulled into a tornado and then laquered so it'd stay that way forever. Also, acid-wash jeans and rainbow suspenders might look cool while you're bouncing around to MC Hammer at the high school dance, but the pictures will not stand the test of time. You look ridiculous.
The following items will end up in a landfill, and you should NOT spend your (dad's) hard-earned money on them:
- George Michael-style fedora
- Cassette tapes
- Fluorescent pink walkman
- Polka-dot mini skirt
- Teen magazines
- New Kids on the Block concert tickets, posters and related paraphernalia
The world, God, and your parents owe you nothing. You, and you alone, are responsible for how happy you end up. Life is not supposed to be easy or fair, so get right out of that mindset and prepare to start learning and becoming a better person for it. Perspective is everything, and when life gets tough, you have the choice to lay down and die or get up, soldier on and adjust your way of thinking. When faced with the option to laugh or cry, laughter is infinitely more fun.
It's hard to believe, when teachers, friends and parents are telling you how much potential you have, to think that one day you'll know that being smart is a whole lot less important than being nice. The world is full of people who want to show everyone how smart they are, and actually have no idea that they're being an obnoxious ass in the process. At the end of the day, being a kind person (not to be confused with being a doormat) will make the world a little bit nicer. And for the sake of our kids, we need a nicer world.
Step outside your comfort zone from time to time, don't apply for credit cards, and always judge men by what they do, not by what they say.
See you on the flippity flip-flop! Try not to scream when you see how grey your hair has gotten...
Hearts and Flowers,
Futuristic Wendy of the New Millennium
Incidentally, Diggestive also bestowed this lovely award on me last week.
I'm in award heaven!! Thank you!!
Post Script (my first one ever!):
It has just come to my attention that the "letter" actually originated (at least amongst the blogs I follow) as a Group Blog Thursday over at Steph in the City. My apologies--my brain hasn't been working quite right lately. I was likely catching up on my blogs in reverse order!