Dear Younger Brittney,

I know things seem impossible right now but trust me it gets better. Let me share a few things with you that are going to make it seem a little more bearable.

Stop trying to make everyone happy before yourself. Believe it or not you deserve happiness just as much as the next person. Do you and make your life that much more memorable.

Friends come and go. Don’t worry about the ones that walk away, they’re not worth your time anyways. You’re going to find your small group of friends that are going to have your back through thick and thin. Cherish them. They’re going to help you get through the toughest times in your life.

No matter how scary love seems, let yourself fall. And when you do fall in love (and I know you will) love deeply. Trust me, it’ll hurt like hell when you lose your first love but the time you spent with him will be some of the best memories you’ve ever had. Enjoy every second of love.

Speaking of love, don’t shut yourself off from it once you lose your first true love. Let yourself be open to another relationship. Flirt a little, have fun with a guy. Who knows, he could turn out to be the one. But if he’s not, know that there are plenty of fish in the sea. You’ll find the right guy, but be picky about him. You deserve more than you give yourself credit for.

Laugh often. Travel to places you only imagine right now that you can. The world is at your fingertips. Let loose, go crazy (but not too crazy), and have fun. Life is way too short to live under that rock you’re putting yourself under. You’ll find your way. It may not be as perfectly as you imagine it but it’s going to be fantastic.

Love yourself and stay true to yourself and everything will turn out the way it should.

Love,

Older Brittney

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