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, and “Thirsty Thursdays” and “Sunday Funday’s” at the bar brings 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 try to be there on time, every 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 make your boyfriend more important than your friendships. Find the balance with your time.

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.

Hook-ups do not work for 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.

 

Sincerely,

Ta’lor

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


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Ta'lor Pinkston

Hey beautiful! I am Ta'lor Pinkston, MSW|Founder of LADYHOOD journey, LLC|Self-love Social Worker|Women’s Self-love Lifestyle Blogger|Poet|Prospective Self-love Coach|Feminist|Equality Advocate LADYHOOD journey, LLC focuses on helping college girls, mothers, and every woman to incorporate self-love into their lifestyle, to be advocates for women's empowerment, and to focus on Healing Over Everything. Some of the topics discussed in my blog includes beauty standards, motherhood, body shaming, equality, and toxic relationships. In February 2018, the LADYHOOD journey Self-love Box will be launching with items to help you take care of you. I want women my site feeling inspired, uplifted, supported, and empowered on every stage of the journey. I love to spend time with my daughter, going to local bars and restaurants with family & friends, online shopping, photography, writing poetry, sipping Tea , sitting on my porch, trying new wines, and listening to music from artists like Chance the Rapper, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, Jhene Aiko, and Coldplay,

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