Friday, June 17, 2011


We’ve all heard the saying, “hindsight is better than foresight”, and if you’re like me, you’ve probably been hearing it from your mom. Foresight is kind of out the window for me right now so I thought I’d think a little bit about hindsight. Today is my 25th birthday and I have no idea where my life is headed. I wish that an older, more mature Heather could come and tell me where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing in the future. I remember wishing this as a teenager too. I would have jumped at the chance to be told what my future held. So, 15 year old Heather, I’m here to tell you a thing or two about your life over the next ten years.

1. Love your body. Please. Cherish those pre-pregnancy hips and know that you are beautiful just the way you are.

2. You know that guy you’ve been dreaming about? Well, he’s even better than you imagined. Oh, yeah, and you’re going to marry him a lot sooner than you think!

3. Yes, you will have heartache, but you will also have joy beyond anything you can imagine.

4. There is life beyond BYU. As a matter of fact, you should definitely make sure to apply to SVU. And get used to traveling.

5. Figure out who you are and what you want in life, then fight for it! Enjoy the journey and DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!

Heather 15 color

I know this isn’t a great picture, but it’s the only picture I have from when I was 15. I took it of myself and included it in a letter I wrote to my future husband.


trishaz said...

What a sweet picture!!! I love your hindsight advice to the younger you - that could be the theme of a book - have you thought about being a writer? Happy Birthday to the 25-year-old you! I think you are going in the right direction - just be bendable/moveable and rely on the spirit for your future.

AlixSteele said...

That's a great picture. She was a pretty kid. Happy Birthday. I'm excited to see your advice for 25 year old Heather in 10 years.

Beck said...

I wish I could go back to 25! Next year I'm looking at 30, so...But I totally understand what you mean. But it's also part of the joy of life- Not knowing where you're going, but how you're living now. :)

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