Dear Twentysomething: Debra Chapoton
Dear Twenty-something Me,
Enjoy that pie a la mode that you’re having with lunch every day. You don’t think so now, but you’re really thin and you won’t have to worry about your weight for a couple more decades so go ahead and eat. Smile more, too, and don’t be embarrassed about those buck teeth, you’re going to get them fixed in your thirties.
Don’t fret about the choices you’re making. They’re not all good, but everything will work out and be better than you can imagine.
I could tell you to invest some money in certain stock market companies, but that would be cheating and you’re going to be rich in love and laughter anyway, so money won’t matter to you.
Enjoy your twenties because your thirties are going to bring huge, difficult decisions. I could tell you things to help . . . but you need to go through all the pain on your own. You will become a stronger person and God will help you with your faith, your compassion and your character, and you will never be alone.
I can tell you, however, that you are going to adopt a couple of phrases that will get you through tough times. One is “It’s just an inconvenience” and you will say it for just about every irritating, annoying situation like a flat tire, being late, losing something – anything short of tragedy. Another favorite saying will be “Life is an adventure” and you will certainly have an adventurous life. Each year you are going to look back on 12 months of amazing things that will happen unexpectedly and most will be good, very good.
Debra Chapoton, Author
Debra Chapoton is the author of several books including the psychological thriller EDGE OF ESCAPE. You can learn more about her and her books at http://www.edgeofescape.blogspot.com and http://www.bigpinelodgebooks.com.