A Super Serious Letter

by Gabi Admi ’23

Hey Gabs, you’re practically done with high school–I mean we basically stopped trying. Before you judge me, I would like to inform you that senioritis is a real thing, so get off your high horse little one. I’m tearing up bro, we’re getting so old.

Anyways, there was this pandemic thing that started in the beginning of 2020 and you went to school online for a year and a half, but it’s no biggie because whatever kills you makes you stronger right? It messed you up psychologically, but it gave you an extensive amount of time to get to know yourself as well as your family. You like fashion now! I mean it doesn’t look like it because you still wear your brother’s hand-me-down sweatpants, but hey, you can’t spend your money on clothes because you’re moving to New York in August! That’s right. Pat yourself on the back for getting into your dream school, New York University, while still maintaining a social life. I’m incredibly proud of you, my child. Oh, also you read for fun now! Like wow you’re so academic and mysterious.

Okay, but on a real note (we still can’t take anything seriously), you’re still friends with people you met in first grade. You grow out of some friendships but you make new friends along the way who accept you for exactly who you are. You’re really going to miss them in college, but luckily they’re only a bus ride away. Also, remember everyone is different. You may have different priorities than everyone else, and that’s okay!

As for my tips, I’d say for one to give your family a hug! They do so much for you and you can be a little brat sometimes. Second, put yourself out there. I guarantee you it’s just not that serious. As cliche as it sounds, if someone isn’t willing to accept you for who you are, they aren’t worth taking space up in your mind. Lastly, stop wearing black eyeliner; it doesn’t suit you.