Thursday, March 5, 2015


I was watching Good Morning America today and saw this segment about YouTube's celebration of International Women's Day, which is this Sunday, March 8. The #DearMe campaign is an "initiative to inspire and empower young girls everywhere. We all know that growing up is tough. But if you could go back in time, what wisdom would you share with your teenage self?" I think this is a cool idea and decided to write my own #DearMe letter. Watch the video and then read what I wish Teenage Jenn knew.

Dear Jenn,

You are beautiful. You will question it often, but it will always be true.

God knows you and will help you through your trials. He won't give you anything you can't conquer!

Enjoy the little moments at home. The way you, Jordan, Michelle, and Rachael sing Miley Cyrus in the car on the way to school. Friday nights at Wrightsville Beach. A burger from Kohl's. Editing your spreads for the yearbook. Cheering on Jakey at football games. Working for Dr. Browning. El Cerro chips and salsa. Movies at Mayfaire. The collection of Vitaminwater bottles in the back of Vicki. Every day you're not home, you'll miss those things a little more.

Your college experience will be amazing. You will stand in a hotel parking lot in Salt Lake City and marvel at your sense of belonging in Utah, but you won't understand why. In a couple weeks you'll know. *Hint - his name is Daniel*

You are going to do incredible things.

Future Jenn


PS: Now it's your turn! Write a #DearMe post or make a video. I can't wait to see what you have to say!

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