This letter isn’t about the major stuff, but the little things. You need to experience the big stuff without my interference.
Keep writing! And reading! All the quiet time after homework, use it to read and write more. Trust me, if you get out of the habit, it’s hard to get back into it. Even while you’re working on your college degrees, make time to write.
Oh! And all those times you wanted to go write in a coffee shop, GO DO IT! Just do it!
A litter bit of money advice: borrow the books from the library. The library is free! I know those Barnes and Noble 15-20% off coupons we get each week are awesome, but that’s also money you don’t need to spend. I’m divided on the notebook situation. I’d like to say don’t bother, but we know how much we both love notebooks.
Oh! Another reading point. You know how we like researching and learning as much as possible? Don’t lose that either. July 15, 2015, you’ll meet a student that will remind you of how you are now. Wow, these pronouns are screwing me up!
I know it seems like everything I’ve put in this letter isn’t important. Trust me, sweetie, this is the important stuff.
See you in the mirror in 12 years!