Dear 18-year-old me

Dear 18-year-old me,

There are just 3.5 months in between your high school graduation and your first day on a college campus…

Just because you are 18, you are not officially an adult; there are still parts of your brain that have not fully developed.

It’s okay to call your parents for help!

It is okay to be young. So, you can’t get into any bars off campus…enjoy it, because one day you will be an adult with responsibilities you cannot imagine.

Just because you are a freshman now, eventually you will be a senior, and you will need your professors, mentors, employers, etc. so make a good impression.

Go to class and be there on time.

Join every club and organization you can, without it affecting your grades.

Try to make positive connections with everyone you meet.

Make new friends immediately, don’t just hang out with people you already know.

Never room with a friend! Acquaintances are good, but rooming with your best friend, or even a close friend is B.A.D.

Everyone is not your friend. Let them go!

Do not always choose your relationship over your friends. Friendship is a relationship too!

Do not tell everyone your “business” (who you are talking to/or in a relationship with, where you were last night, who you were with, etc.)

Spending too much time on social media will get you in trouble.

Every guy that flirts with you does not want to marry or be in a relationship with you! I repeat, they do not all want to be with you.

Girls…hook-ups do not work for most of you. You get too attached as most girls do, so don’t even play that friends-with-benefits game.

If you think someone is cheating on you or talking to other females, they are!

You will make sooooooooooooooooooo many mistakes…and it is okay.

Love yourself. You are not perfect, but you are perfectly made.




P.S. Be strong in yourself! It’s okay to be alone; you don’t need a relationship!



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Welcome ladies and gentlemen! I am Pinkspen – BA|MSW, Professional Blogger, Feminist, Counselor, and Equality Advocate. I am the Founder of LADYHOOD journey. I created this brand to promote self-love, equal rights, healthy relationships, and health & wellness, and to also challenge social concerns like body shaming, beauty standards, and insecurities. I want women and all my readers to leave my site feeling uplifted, supported, and empowered. I love to spend time with my daughter, going to local bars and restaurants with family & friends, online shopping, photography, sipping Chia Tea or Iced Coffee, sitting on my porch while drinking a glass of wine or dark beer, and listening to music from artists like Alessia Cara, Jhene Aiko, Khalid, Frank Ocean, Coldplay, and Kings of Leon.

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