A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear past Emily,
It's me, Emily.  Your future self.
I'm doing pretty good.  School is tough, but when has it not been.  You can handle it.  Life's pretty tough too; whoever said life was easy obviously lied!
But I just have to say please, please, please do something to your hair.  Embrace the mane.  Don't always put it in a bun!  A lot of people would kill to have your curly hair.
Don't argue with mom and dad over silly things.  In the grand scheme of things, it's not the end of the world if you couldn't go to the movies that ONE time.  They are just looking out for your best interests.  One day, you will appreciate all that they do for you.  And mom's home-cooking when you live on your own.
Speaking of that, make sure to appreciate the time you have with the people in your life.  Time has a nasty habit of taking people away from you.  Cherish every moment with them.  Don't be so stubborn when Grandma tries to teach you to play the piano.  One day you are going to regret that.

Don't be so hard on yourself.  Mistakes happen.  There's nothing that you can do.  Worrying isn't gonna solve anything except to make you an emotional wreck.  You live and you learn.  
Also do your own thing.  Don't always follow the crowd.  They are not always the most reliable people to be around.  You are talented and have so many ideas that are awesome; go out and show the world what you can do!
Cut out the people in your life who bring you down.  They are not worth your time.  You deserve so much better than them.

You can do it!  I believe in us.  
  Keep doing amazing things, keep being curious, and keep being awesome.
Let's make us proud.

Love, Emily