Erika

Don't be afraid.

Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself, for those things that you love, the people you care about, or even the clothes that you wear.

Don't be afraid to change your mind, from science to history, from old friends to new, even on whether or not you like spinach. Always let yourself be surprised. 

But most of all...

Don't be afraid to be yourself, love country music, the colour purple, and all things old. The people who love you will love all these things about you.