To 20 Year Old Me
1. Don't give into the temptation for a quick fix for losing weight. Slim Fast is junk food. Learn better eating habits, fill your body with vegetables, healthy protiens, and moderate starches. Don't deprive yourself of less nutritious foods, just consume with moderation and portion control. If you take the Slim Fast route, it will eventually stop working, your metabolism will be shot, and you will end up in a viscious cycle and be even heavier than where you started.
2. Don't rush love. I know you are frustrated because everyone seems to be paired up except you. Enjoy the journey and don't look for forever after and focus on the now. About a year from now you are going to meet someone who is going to make you feel things that you never did before. He is not going to be your ever after and as much as you want to be part of a couple, don't mistake what you do have. Enjoy and savor what he has to offer you in it's fullest but accept that he is not your end game and that's okay. Do not force love and don't compare yourself to the timeline of your friends. Things will come for you in their own time.
3. Choose your friends carefully. The woman two doors down from you is not your friend even though she may appear to be. Be friendly but don't pour your heart out to her. Watch how she treats her current roommate and her boyfriend. Don't think that she won't turn on you, too. Please tread cautiously with her.
4. Think carefully when choosing a major. Try to research different careers and figure out how your interest fits into something that translates well in the world outside of the college bubble. It's okay that you do not know exactly what you want to do with your life right now, you will figure it out eventually and things will come together.
5. You will be okay. Sometimes it may not seem like it but eventually you will figure things out and carve out a nice life for yourself. Enjoy the twist and turns where life will take you. You are only this young once and live your life to it's fullest. Take care of yourself and look for the perks of being young, single, and on a big, bustling college campus.