Homework: Do any or all, or be inspired. (If your real life is too real right now, be your own private tutor and do an assignment in your head.)
~Search through the drawer in your heart. Are there memories that shaped your self image? Write about a time when your feelings were hurt. Why do you think you still remember the incident? How does that help you understand yourself better?
~Describe yourself from a friend's point of view. Does she know the real you? Do you want her to?
~As a trusted mentor, write a letter advising yourself what to do about a current situation in your life. Prompt: "Dear Friend, I know you're worried about ____. Knowing you like I do, I'm sure you feel____, but I trust your instincts. You seem so____."
Dear Mrs. O,
I just wanted to take a moment to write and tell you that I've been thinking of you, and I know how hard it must be to make these kinds of decisions.
But I also know that you never make them lightly, you get as much information as you can, study and weigh out all the options. I don't know anyone who can break a difficult matter down into all its essential pieces as well as you.
That said, dear friend, you cannot put off actually making the decision interminably. You've just got to let go of the old and make room for the new. Commit, decide, and come what may, live with the choice you make.
Remember that Nike said it best, "Just do it!"
You've been going over this for four years now. The money is all saved up. It's time. The family beast has served you well, but it's time to donate her to Kars for Kidneys.
P.S. I like the shiny, silver one with the satellite radio.
Go to school, already.