When I look back at my teenage years, not only do I cringe at the styles I had, but also anger myself knowing the silly things I used to get up to. There is so many things I would tell my former teenage self, I thought I would share them here:
- SCHOOL IS FOR LEARNING – not to mess around with friends. When I started my secondary school, I knew nobody, so I spent the first two years trying to make friends instead of focusing on my work. I never understood the importance and simplicity of just listening, until I received my GCSE results, THEN I understood (they weren’t great, as you might of guessed)
- HE ISN’T WORTH YOUR TIME – argh, how many times did you hear that in your teenage years? I was all for getting my heart broken when I was a teenager, and wandering back to the same person over and over again. It wasn’t until I was much older when I realised ‘he isn’t worth your time’ and that was that. Why is it when we’re teenagers, anything anyone says goes into one ear and out the other!?
- DRINKING IS NOT COOL – ah, the days of drinking alcohol on an open field with friends, moaning when my mum would call me 20 times in an hour wondering when I’d be coming home. Yeah, not cool. Sorry mum.
- DON’T CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF YOU – I would always make such an effort trying to ‘fit in’ with everyone; wear tons of make-up and straightening my hair so much that it would become static. And for who? Always be yourself, not what others expect you to be.
- MAKE THE MOST OF BEING YOUNG – instead of worrying about that guy who keeps breaking your heart, or worrying about how you look when you step out of the house (can’t say much now as I wander to Alfie’s school looking like a tramp). I wasted so many teenage years not knowing how short life really is and not focusing on what’s important in life.
What would you tell your former teenage self?