Olga

It is kind of easy for me to think right away the type of advice I would give you for the years to come. However, I can’t help but wonder whether it would be you who could give me one piece of advice or two. Looking at you I think that my advice about being assertive and confident is redundant at the time of this picture.  You look so tranquil and at the same time so secure and ready for whatever life is going to throw at you. Seems like you had it all, but your world is about to change big time in the next few years and I just want to tell you that you will need all that assertiveness and confidence but more importantly, your self-esteem. It isn’t about what people want you to do, It is about what you want to do and you should act according to your values and principles. Listen to your mom - now I know she is the person who loves you the most, the one and only that will give you honest and disinterested advice and love. Listen to your heart, I know your dreams about the future will soon become clear. Pursue them right away. They are noble and big - don’t wait!  You will know what you want to do with your life at a very early age. Pursue your dream with no fear! Don’t wait for others’ approval and reassurance. It will save you time and disappointment. Waiting, wondering and wandering would make the difference in your life.
Love.