If you could go back in time and sit face to face with your younger self, what would you do? What would you say? Would you tell them what’s to come? Or just not say much at all? Would you stop them doing something or tell them to do something? If I got to sit down with 16 year old me, here’s what I would say to her.
You can do anything if you put your mind to it.
Step away from the orange fake tan, I’m not saying stop using it, but just ditch the one you’re using right now.
Let’s also step away from the pale nude lipsticks.
Don’t waste time worrying about boys.
Any boy who makes you ill with worry isn’t worth having in your life.
Listen to your Mum. She’s always right.
Appreciate being at home whilst you can.
Don’t let anyone make you feel stupid. Because you’re not.
Things will always work themselves out, don’t stress yourself out wondering if you’re on the right path.
No one knows what they’re doing. You’re not alone.
Listen more in science.
Stop worrying about what other people think.
Don’t ever mix vodka and Rose wine on a night out. You’ll thank me for that one, trust me.
Don’t let anyone tell you that beauty and make up isn’t a passion.
Stop beating yourself up about not being perfect. No one is.
You can’t please everyone.
Life isn’t fair. Sometimes good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people. Life can be a shit.
Trust your gut instinct.
You can’t make everyone like you.
You can’t make everyone behave how you want them to. People will disappoint you.
Some people are just plain straight up knobs. Stop worrying about them and don’t give them another thought.
Wear your retainer at night.
Don’t be sad about Busted splitting up. They’ll reform in a few years. Minus Charlie but y’know.
Start writing a blog now. You’ll love it and realise that you’ve finally found something you enjoy and are good at.
What would you tell your younger self?