As we try and navigate the complicated and sometimes emotional teenage racetrack that is life, we get bogged down by triviality. We need to remember what's important and respect that.
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Bills and responsibilities and weekly paychecks will all come soon enough, so have fun. Just not the kind of fun that requires bail money. May you have the wisdom to know the difference.
I want you to know that I love you more than you will ever comprehend. I know it doesn't always feel that way because I'm so hard on you, but that's only because I see your potential, your greatness, your power.
With my birthday this week, I find myself looking back on this past year with satisfaction. Sixteen was probably the worst year of my life. It was also the best.
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