Dear Eboni,

As I begin to plan my final year in college and start to imagine my life after I graduate, I’m finding myself stressed and perplexed.  After some prayer, sleep, and lots of Double Stuf Oreos, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to reflect on some past lessons from different stages of my life. After all, hindsight is 20/20.  I’m sharing with you a few short letters to younger Eboni.

Age 5

Dear Eboni,

You can’t cry every time mom and dad leaves, because there will be a day when you will have to be without them.


Age 14

Dear Eboni,

Duck lips aren’t cute.  Confidence is beautiful.


Age 17

Dear Eboni,

Don’t get comfortable; you’re about learn who your real friends are.  That girl in the pink dress is one of them.  After all, she told your hi-yellow behind not to wear that cream-colored dress.

Today: Age 20

Dear Eboni,

Keep working hard; but remember, you’re enough.


What would you say you say to your younger self? Let me know in the comments!


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