What Would I Tell 9 Year Old Me?
Girl, you got this. You so got this. It's insane how much you got this. You have a combination of personality traits and natural abilities that others would kill to get. Life is going to remain just as easy for you as it always has been. Sure, there are bad things down the line I wish you wouldn't have to deal with. But it's a catch-22, if I tell you not to do them, you'll be hell bent on them or finding something even worse. That's just who you are. It will take you a very long time and some pretty significant jolts of reality to make you start listening to anyone else, and I know better than to rush it or redirect it. Which is probably why your parents didn't try to do anything about it either. C'est la vie.