Thanks to Kate Cordova's lovely blog, I got inspired to look in my past and share some goofy pictures and memories with you all.
Dear 15 year old Jacklyn,
Well hello odd child, you're the captain of your cheerleading team at your high school; congrats! Don't care about 90% of the people at your school, they will wind up partying hard in college and accomplishing nothing in life. Most people will drop you as a "friend" as soon as you injure yourself and leave the cheer team.
Despite your shyness and your self-conciousness CONTINUE singing and playing instruments and writing, no you're not able to play in front of anyone but it will help you to learn how to produce music and overall be better at your future career. It also helps you through rough times that lie ahead.
Remember those Jonas Brothers? Well keep in contact with all of your friends you've made through them, some of them will be your bosses some day and you'll wind up establishing a great relationship with the Camp Rock/Jonas crew.
It's okay you feel like the weird girl that's always trying to make others smile. Keep on tackle hugging people, people will accept you for you. So what if you like metal music and cheerleading bows? Don't look too much into it, don't try to act "cool" or tell people what they want to hear.
I know your focus is on allstar cheerleading and gymnastics but due to that upcoming injury your job will be in the music industry and not like what you thought it was going to be. You're going to be put through the ringer and learn a lot about life at this young age. Enjoy the little things and take in every moment you're on that blue mat performing with your best friend.
Pay more attention to your family, especially your grandfather. Some of your friends will still be there through the thick & thin cherish them. Don't ever take them for granted! And keep praying and talking to the big man upstairs, he really listens.
Keep your hopes up high! Chin up!
Almost 21 year old Jacklyn