Last night I was in the kitchen getting dinner ready and feeding P his peas when one of my favorites songs from Brad Paisley came on, Letter To Me.

I started thinking about the last 20 years and everything that has happened to me. There have been some pretty great and pretty awful things that have happened. I realized though, even if I could go back and change things, I wouldn’t want to.

I thought it would be fun to take a little trip down memory lane and write my own letter.

~ You will meet a girl with really big hair in the 2nd or 3rd grade. Don’t underestimate her friendship and don’t listen to her when she writes a note saying she hates you. You’ll thank me one day.

~ Cheating on your vocab test in middle school won’t be the best idea but at least you can then say you were in detention once!

~ HS will be rough. You won’t be popular and you will get made fun of. All I can say is things will change and you will one day be FB friends with most of them.

~ Don’t listen to people when they call you stupid. One day you won’t be afraid of your learning disability and be able to help others come out of their shell. Oh and yeah, your 12th grade English teacher is an ass. Not only will you finish college, but you will find yourself with three consecutive semester of a 4.0 in graduate school.

~ One day after school when you are driving home with Steph and Michelle, watch out for the student driver in front of you. It’s bad enough you’ll be unpopular. Let’s try to avoid rear-ending them in the school parking lot as ALL of the buses pass by.

~ Colorguard, marching band and drum corp are sports and they will teach you discipline, how to drive in a carpool line and that even after 10 years you will subconsciously start jazz running when you hear a Dr. Beat.

~ Going to CA after college with your drummer boyfriend won’t be a mistake. It won’t end up how you thought but you’ll get to visit some really cool clubs and enjoy a year of nice warm weather. You will also meet some pretty cool gals!

~ You may think that you can hold your liquor but you can’t when you are competing with beer drinkers. Rum is NOT the same 🙂

~ Take more pictures of yourself in graduate school when you reach your goal weight. You’ll need them as motivation later down the line. Say around June of 2012.

~ No relationship, that you have, will be a mistake. Your heart will get broken, a lot, but it will help you find true love. I won’t tell you when though, I don’t have to, you’ll just know. Oh and by the way, join OK Cupid once you get to DC.

~ Oh and yes, being a Mom is as cool as you think it will be!