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What advice would you give to your teenage self?

New App: Jetpack

Okay, so I’ve installed the new Jetpack app because the WordPress app kept hassling me about it.

I noticed a new section with prompts. I didn’t care for the one I saw today, however, there’s an option to look through previous ones. Awesome.

So, here is some advice I’d give my teenage self if I were able to leave a message in my past.

Dear Teen Meesh,

Life isn’t going to get any easier. In fact, some fucked up shit is going to happen. Hey, don’t worry because all of the Big Important Events are going to work out.

Teenage years are going to be a pain in the ass. You’ll be put in the middle – a lot. Do your best to maintain. The self-control I have today is thanks to all the ridiculousness.

Ignore the teenage haters. They’re not jealous, either. They’re just mean and not worth wasting energy on. End of story.

Here’s what you need to do to avoid what I’m calling the Clusterfuck of Insanity Age.

First, write your damn ass off. Every lunch period, pull out the notebook and favorite pen. Just fucking write. Keep writing no matter what.

Second, don’t second guess when a dumb-ass giant of a website offers self-publishing options. Jump into the deep end. Don’t look back, just work smarter and write your ass off even more.

Third, you don’t have to tell anyone at all about the writing. Period.

Fourth, several people will be integral to not only your writing world but also your real-life world. The web you weave with this network of connections is going to be amazing. Hold onto them.


Current Meesh

Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

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