I have no regrets. Every broken heart, every tear, every hardship has made me who I am today and I love me. There are however, many things I wish I could tell my younger, skinnier and cancer-free self.
And it goes somethin' like this.
You are beautiful, don't ever believe you are not. High School is like a jungle, everyone fights to be the alpha; you don't need to be. You are you, and that is pretty damned good. Girls and boys are cruel, surround yourself with family, they are all you ever need. Don't worry about what people think about you- trust me, they are not around in 10 years. You will one day find true friendship, and when you find it you will know. Don't be a follower, be a leader. Say no, and say it often. Stand up for what you believe in. You are one of the smartest chicks I know (Yep, I am biased) and don't ever let anyone make you feel stupid. Don't feel inferior to anyone, no one is better than you. You deserve good. You deserve love. You will think many
Your Older, Fatter, Cancerous Self