An Open Letter To Girls
An open letter to girls:
Get a job, make your own money, start a savings account, educate yourself on good credit and how to maintain it, treat yourself to something that makes you feel good once in awhile whether it be a massage/a fantastic meal/a piece of jewelry, pay off your debt as if your life depended on it and not just your minimum payment each month, and show sincere appreciation to those who are willing to spend their money on you.
Work out, learn what exercises make your body look the best, find a friend or family member who can keep you accountable, set a goal, don’t get discouraged when you hit a slump or backslide, give yourself a cheat day to eat french fries/have cocktails/pastries once a week, wear clothes that accentuate the good and hide the problem areas, stop comparing your body to celebrities, and believe that you are wonderfully and fearfully made.
Get a college degree despite today’s society telling you success stories of people who did it without one, take courses that interest you as well as challenge you, take notes of everything that you learn and don’t throw them away once school is over, find people who you can learn from and those that can also learn from you, make a lasting impression on your professors–they can and will help you in your future endeavors, read a lot of books by authors who are no longer alive, and write your feelings down from time to time.
Moisturize, take off your makeup before you go to bed each night, floss once a day, find a scent that you feel attractive wearing and stick to it, exfoliate, don’t go tanning too often because tanned skin today means wrinkles tomorrow, try not to attack every pimple or blemish that appears on your face, don’t scratch, don’t over pluck your eyebrows, thank the heavens above for eyelash curlers and mascara, always wear SPF, and remember that smiling is the most attractive thing you can do.
Fall in love–or don’t. If you want someone who will be kind, gentle, and loving, wait for that exact person. If you want someone who makes you laugh, will love you and your freckles, and treats his mother and father with respect, wait for that exact person. If you want someone who will appreciate your morals, the sensitive side that you only show when you trust a person, and the things you work for, wait for that exact person. Don’t give your heart away because someone showed you interest, paid you a compliment, or because you are lonely or vulnerable. Wait for a man who will respect, love and appreciate you and your quirks, flaws, beliefs, attitude, goals, body, mind, and soul, and isn’t afraid to tell you.
Work hard, take care of your mind and body, and don’t settle.