Ask an Eddie: Future Idols, Friends in Love, and Finding Time

Yeah that’s right, I’m still here! You all still get to hear my wonderful and blunt advice! Anyway, welcome to the Eddies Advice column. Ask anything you wish and it will be answered! Want to know how to do that math problem you just can’t seem to solve? Ask An Eddie! (Eddies Echo is not responsible for wrong answers). Need to know how to get yourself organized for that upcoming test? Ask An Eddie! Let’s have some fun, send us whatever you want to know! Email us at or leave a comment below!

1) Dear Eddies Advice,

Everyone in my family  is telling me to go on American a Idol when I’m 16 and that I will make it but I’m not sure what to do. They all say I’m a great singer. I. Think I’m good but I have slight stage fright. I don’t like having all eyes on me but I think I should do it. What do you think?

-The Apparently Talented

Dear Apparently Talented,

I understand stage fright. I am taking debate this semester and I have horrible anxiety so I was dreading having to do anything, but you know, it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. I am very passionate about arguing and winning so although it was nerve-wracking, it was fun in a way and when I stump people and do really good I feel proud of myself for pushing through. I think you should do the same. It sounds like you have a lot of support and love to sing, so why not? You have my support! You can do anything you set your mind to and I would love for you to come back and tell me what you decide and how it all goes.


2) Dear Eddies Advice,

My friend has had a lot of issues with one of her ex-boyfriends and after all that he’s put her through she’s still thinking about getting back together with him despite everyone telling her that it’s best not to. I’m trying to warn her. I just don’t want to see her get hurt. Any advice?

-A Caring Friend

Dear A Caring Friend,

Unfortunately there is no real way to stop her. People are going to make their own decisions and you can’t really force them not to. You’re a good friend for trying to warn her, but right now it seems more like she could use a support system if everyone is against her. I think the best you can do for now is to voice your concerns, but assure her that no matter what she chooses you will be there for her. Trust me, a lot of my friends make what I think are stupid decisions, but I support them nonetheless and when they fall, I am always there to catch them. I hope things work out for the both of you!


3) Dear Eddies Advice,

I’ve missed a lot of school lately, and I’m a horrible procrastinator to begin with. Any advice on how catch up on all my missing work and tests?

-All Stressed Out

Dear All Stressed Out,

Oh gosh, procrastinating is my thing, I try to beat my record all the time with projects to see how long I can put things off. Not the smartest idea at all. However, I am working on this because I know I can do a whole lot better if I leave time to do it. So, this advice is what I’m trying to do to fix that issue.

I’ve missed some school lately as well and have make-up work to do. The first thing I always do is make a list of what I owe and knock it down from there. Oh, this essay is easy, I can throw that together and get that out of the way. I don’t have plans today after school, I should make up that test I’m missing. Just don’t stress about it, that’s not going to help you at all. It’s actually not as hard to catch up as people think, you just have to put in the time and when you’re not doing anything, you should take out something to work on. I’m sure you’ll get caught up just fine. Talk with some of your teachers and go from there. Best of luck to you!


4) Dear Eddies Advice,

So there’s this person I’ve been best friends with since kindergarten, and well recently, there’s been something different and I think I have a crush on them. I feel bad for keeping a secret from them, but I don’t want to ruin our friendship because they’re literally the only person that understands me and has helped me with everything that I’m going through. I just don’t know what I’m supposed to do. Do you know?


 Dear Lovestruck,

Excuse me while I freak out a little. Oh, a budding romance, crushes, it’s so exciting! You’ve been friends forever and everything. Okay, I’m good. Serious advice giver has returned.

It sounds like you two have a really strong friendship, so I honestly don’t think this will ruin a thing. I dated two of my best friends, who I knew for a shorter amount of time you and your friend have known each other, and when we broke up things were just fine. With the second one we didn’t talk for a bit, but we got over it because we realized our friendship was more important.

Plus, maybe this person likes you back! I think you should wait until the time feels right, then when you’re alone talk to them. Explain your thoughts and concerns just like you have to me and see what they have to say and go from there. If it doesn’t work out, hey, at least you still have your best friend. You have me now as well! You can always come here to talk or shoot me a message and we can just speak one on one. I don’t think you have a thing to worry about though, but go with the flow. If you two get together though I better hear about it so I can gush about it all!


5) Dear Eddies Advice,

I’ve been lashing out at all my friends and family lately, but I’m just under so much stress that everything is getting to me. I feel really bad, but I just don’t want to talk about it with them because I don’t want them to be worried. I just don’t know what I should do!


Dear Anonymous,

I did the same thing this past weekend. I was under so much stress that everything was getting to me and I shut everyone out and was being cold to them. They’re not going to hate you for it, and no one is going to force you to talk about anything. You should apologize though, and just say you’ve been a little stressed out, but are working on things. I’m sure they’ll understand.

None of my friends or family were mad at me, they were glad I talked to them though and said I didn’t mean any of it that I was just stressed out. Figure out what’s been stressing you out though and see how you can fix that because you don’t want to have to deal with it if it’s making you do that. Come back if you want to know how to handle some of the stress, I’d be more than happy to help!



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