Dear 15 Year Old Me,
It’s not going too well, is it? Teenage years are hard and your early 20s even more so but eventually you’ll figure it out (not really :P). I wish I could make a whole binder of advice to give to you but this short letter will have to do for now.
#1: Stop making that life plan right now! If I could give you one advice it would be that life is unpredictable – don’t be so fixed in your plans – learn to go with the flow of life. Some things will work out, some things won’t work out but eventually everything will make sense in the bigger picture of life.
#2: Learn to chill and enjoy life in the moment. The moment you’re in right now will never come back don’t ruin it thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Focus on making the best of this moment.
#3: I know you crave for that one friend, that one confidant who would get you – like really get you. Relationships are hard, there is no one equation that can solve it but the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Focus on loving yourself first. Without self love you’re going to keep looking for love in all the wrong people and relationships.
#4: Make mistakes! A perfect life is boring. Stop worrying about doing it all right – take chances, make mistakes, go down the wrong way – it’s the mistakes, the could-bes, the path less taken that will make your life all the more fun.
#5: Stop caring about what other people think of you. Period.
#6: Believe in yourself. No matter what – always believe in yourself. Be your own cheerleader always. Believe in your choices even when others don’t. Have conviction in your abilities and don’t let the naysayers get to you.
#7: Spend time alone. Go out on your own. Go on dates with yourself. Be absolutely comfortable in your own skin.
#8: Stop waiting for prince charming to come rescue you. You’re a strong, independent woman – write your own story in which you’re the S-hero.
#9: Always be kind. No matter how bad the world is – always choose to be kind. Don’t let the world make you cold.
#10: The only single goal in life is to be peaceful and happy. No amount of money or success can get you that. Whenever possible – choose the path that brings your soul peace and calm, happiness will follow.
You’re going to be okay! Maybe stop eating all that candy – dentist treatments are painful. 😛
I love you.
What would you say to your younger self? Any advice? Any warnings? Any red flags to avoid?
PS: This post is inspired by Bossy Babe’s similar post. Check out her post as well!
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