Advice to my Younger Self

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a super awesome day!
This week I want to talk about advice you would give to your younger self. There are a lot of things I wish I knew when I was younger. I am still young now, being only 20, but I wish I’d have known a lot more between the ages of 13 and 16.

Coming to university in 2012 was a huge change for me and it has made me a completely different person. I have really come into my own and become my own person and I love who I am now and am so glad that university has made me this way.

However, there are a lot of things I would like to say to my teenage self (well 13-16 year old self considering I have only just stopped being a teenager!). I would tell her to stop worrying so much about how she looks and who she is friends with and trying to always hang out with the cool kids. I have never been great at making friends and don’t have any people who I consider to be a best friend. It takes a lot for me to fully open up to someone and so I struggle with this.

When I was 13, I had no idea that was the case, so tried to be friends with everyone. Don’t get me wrong, it totally worked and I had lots of friends that I loved, but none of them were the kind of friends that last after school. I had wasted a lot of my time worrying about friends and now, I don’t have anything to show for it.

I worried a lot about identity and how I would find myself. Turns out, I found myself in my own time, by coming to university and so didn’t need to panic and worry about this as a child. I wasted a lot of time worrying about things that didn’t matter.

I would tell myself to not worry about boys – I am pretty sure I fancied a different boy every other week and I don’t even remember any of them now and I am perfectly happy with my boyfriend of 18 months, someone who I met through uni, so wasting my time on those boys was pointless and meaningless now.

Although I did really well at school, I could have done better. I wish I could tell myself to really focus and I really could of excelled. I wish I could tell myself to seize more opportunites. There was lots of things I should of done, just simple things like being in school plays that I just didn’t and I wish I’d have done it when I had the chance.
Above all, I’d have told myself to have fun. Although looking back, I loved school life, I think it would have been so much better without the drama from friends, boys and worrying too much about my hair and make-up.

Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.

No matter how true this is, without being the silly, immature and odd teen that I was, I wouldn’t be the person I am now. I am so so happy with my life and I wouldn’t change it for the world, so I guess I wouldn’t change my teen years either. Everything has led up to this chapter in my life. It is like a book. Sometimes the chapters aren’t always great, and you are shouting at the character to do something else and to not kiss that person, but we are plenty of chapters down the line now and I love the chapter I currently in.
Enjoy the rest of your day :)

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