Dear 13 year old me, You are no longer sitting in your bathroom imagining your life as an 18 year old. Instead, you are 18 sitting in your dorm room. Did you imagine it like this? This is a reminder that in 5 years you dyed your hair 5 different colors, lost friends you thought would be with you always, and started University 8 hours from your hometown. Within those short 5 years you managed to hurt your family repeatedly, and then attempt to fix what you'd broken. you discovered your passions, learned a few things about love, and often times forgot to speak your mind. When you read this next you may be 20, or 31. You will think differently at that time, God I hope you do. Widen your horizons, your perspective. Please travel, and love even if you don't know how; imagine things again. Don't be scared but take precautions. Try and love your family. Please try, for me. Dye your hair, pierce things without letting your mom see. And just please, please try to be happy.