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Uzo Aduba Gave Her 18-Year-Old Self Advice That We Can All Relate To

"This is when you started to realize your worth and your value."

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For Teen Vogue, Uzo Aduba wrote the sweetest letter to her 18-year-old self. Touching on topics like love, relationships, and recognizing self-worth, she gave all of us a little reminder about the important things in life:

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Uzo started off her letter by reminding herself she is about start a journey like no other. ’Cause let's face it: When you turned 18...life started to get real.

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1. Her first rule was to have high expectation and to never lower them for anyone. *snaps*

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2. She was candid about heartbreak and how it absolutely sucks. But she reminded little Uzo that even though it feels like the end of the world, it isn't — always give love another try.

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3. Her third rule was to become friends with both guys and girls, but "continue to be a girl's girl." She emphasized keeping female friends close because having people who aspire and inspire is so important.

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4. Fourth rule: Work hard. Uzo even shared something her mother used to say:

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5. And the last and probably most important piece of advice: Recognize your worth.

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She finished by reminding younger Uzo how proud she is of her...

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6. ...and to call her if she needs anything.

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YAAASS. 👏

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