Friday, April 30, 2010

What Would You Say To Your High School Self?

I read this post today on my friends blog, Shooting Stars, who first read about this on Dystel and Goderich Literaray Managment's blog.

Author Sarah Mlynowski came up with a brilliant marketing plan for her new YA novel, Gimme A Call. She asked YA novelists what they would say to their high school selves if they could. Here are some of my favorites:

Dear HS self: There are two reasons you have no girlfriend: 1. no confidence. 2. poor hygiene. #startwithnumbertwo – John Green

Dear HS self: You are NOT FAT. You will be, but you're not now, so enjoy it. – Sara Zarr

Dear HS self: Facebook will be invented. Are you sure you want your friend to take that picture? – Julia DeVillers

As for what I would say to myself:

Dear HS self: You know that so yummy dark gorgeous guy you’re dating? Keep a hold of him! He only gets better with age! (And he will love you after you're covered in stretch marks.)

Now, all of you reading this, what would you say to your high school self?



Raree said...

That's fun! I'm so glad you're so very happy with you hubby. It seems like so many are less happy with their spouses than they ought to be! I think I'd have to say something similar to my HS self as you did. For me it'd have to be something like, "Dear HS self: You know that dark gorgeous guy you're dating? Keep a hold of him! There's no one better for you than he is. He's still gonna think you're hot even when you've got stretch marks." :)

Vixyn said...

Dear HS self: Don't be in such a damn hurry to grow up! There's plenty of time for that later. Girl eat, drink & be merry for age cometh all too sooneth x) .... oh & p.s. Music is what u love, follow it & while ur at it Hunington Beach & Vaccaville Cali have 2 very hawt guys u need to go find! =P

^0^ Vixyn ^0^