Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hey, 21 year old self

Drink less, play more chutes and ladders, even though that game is horrible. Your son loves it, and he loves you. Don't hang out with people who don't really like you. Cut the fat from your life. Get rid of all the toxic people who encourage you to be a bad person. Don't be an enabler. Don't let anyone abuse you. Don't sleep with guys who don't care about you. Spend more time outside with your son. Ride your horse more. Go to less parties. Sleep once in awhile. Don't be so obsessed with being skinny. Don't abuse your Adderall. Be nice to your mom. Like, really really nice. Kiss her feet. Don't beat yourself up about where you are in life, your time is coming. Success doesn't happen over night. Keep climbing up the incline, eventually it'll get less steep. Love the people who love you. Don't let hate take over your life. Stop spending so much time at the Quarterdeck. Don't say racist shit because it's funny. It isn't really funny. Ethnic people are way more normal once you get off Cape Cod. You're going to get off Cape Cod. It's going to be glorious, and warm. It's ok to work jobs you hate. They're eventually going to lead to a job you love. Learn to drink wine, and slow down with Jack Daniels. Drink WAY less tequila. Do not post pictures of that ice luge on Facebook. Do not post incriminating photos on Facebook. Post less pictures of you partying on Facebook. Snuggle Riley, so hard. He's going to get bigger and he's going to talk back to you and he will not always adore you like he does now. So hold his hand and snuggle him and kiss his adorable little face. Smoosh his cheeks and tell him how much you love him because the day is fast approaching when you will not be funny and you will be embarrassing. Even though he's the most self sufficient 3 year old on the planet, get up early with him sometimes. It's the time of day he loves the most, and when he's most happy. Even if you have to drink the whole pot of coffee, those moments of his imaginative self play are the best of the entire day. Slow down. Take your time. Don't rush him. Let him be little as long as he's willing. Say sorry when you've hurt someone, even if it isn't your fault. Be nice to people, even when they're jerks to you. DO NOT HIT ANYONE. Take care of your car. Take care of yourself, and don't be a bitch.

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