Dear Phylicia (21 year old self),
Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what's really in front of you. And what really is in front of you? You are. You don't even know yourself yet. You think you know and you want to assert that you do, now that you're a certain age, but you don't. What's in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first. There are long-term repercussions to what you're doing now. Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It's imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways-ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.
With high hopes for you,
I LOVE THIS! Love it. It's so interesting and empowering at the same time. Phylicia Rashad wrote this some years ago.
I'm excited to see what my letter is going to be to my "21 year old self" in some 15+ years to come. I can only imagine.