Dear Younger Me,

Slow down child. Everything will be ok. Take one step back, and enjoy the moment every, single, day.

Listen to your daddy… like he always said, ” Slow down kid, and stop thinking about what is ahead”.

To the people who piss you off, the boys that break your heart, and the girls that stab you in the back, understand that everyone is fighting their own demons, and the world is not out to victimize you. Look to your family on learning who to trust. They have your back kid, believe it or not.

Young me, you are so strong. Don’t ever loose sight of what makes you you. This world is going to challenge you. Give em’ hell right back. Don’t back down from what you believe is right.

Never. Stop. Trying. You got a lot of grit kid. Never give up, even when you feel like you should.

Listen to your heart. It will take you where you want to go.

If there is one thing I wished I would have done, it is travel more and be less serious. The world tells you you need to stay focused all the time. This isn’t the case. If you are working hard and you want a break, take one. Don’t let anyone tell you you don’t deserve it.

But young one, please know, that time is of the essence. It is one of the only things that ” take backsies” does not apply to. Know what is important in your life, and never stray from it. Not for money, not for fame, not for advancement. There is a balance in this world that people tend to leave behind once the real world starts calling them home. Know your inner child never has to grow up, your views do not have to be changed because someone said so, and the beautiful, precious balance that is so intricate to our human self is the TRUE road to happiness

So buckle in, enjoy the ride, and be you for the rest of your life.