The Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 18

Don't we all wish we could go back in time and tell our younger self some vital lessons? These posts are some of my favourites to read as I find them so interesting to see what others would say given the chance There is nothing that I would ever change as they've all brought me to the place I am right now, but there's a few things that I wish I had learnt a little sooner and here are some of them: 

  • Stop worrying so much. 
  • Appreciate everything that you do have and stop concentrating on what you don't have. 
  • Things happen for a reason and some things just aren't meant to be. 
  • Not everyone will like you. 
  • You won't like everyone either, that's fine.
  • The first real heartbreak is the worst and you will feel like you've hit rock bottom, it makes you stronger though. 
  • Shopping till you've not got any money left isn't ever going to make you happy. 
  • Make the most out of your mum being around, parents aren't invincible. 
  • Friends will come and go, it's just part of life.
  • Try not to worry about your body so much, you'll get to a happy place eventually. 
  • University isn't quite what you expected. 
  • Look after your hair. 
  • Being able to love yourself is more than important than you could ever realise. 
  • That boy you were smitten with when you were 16 comes back into your life when you're 23, for good. 
  • Leave your skin alone. 
  • Alcohol really doesn't agree with you, don't be embarrassed about it. 
  • Don't lie to your dad about getting your nose pierced, he has your best interest at heart. 
  • Stand up for yourself.
  • Enjoy your 20's more, they're difficult but awesome. 
  • Speak up a little more, there is no need to be scared of others. 
  • Turns out working in a bar is one of the best jobs that you've ever had. 
  • Care more about what your loved ones think about you instead of strangers. 
  • Being single at some point is really important, embrace it. 
  • Success isn't the same for everyone. 
  • Look after yourself, self-care is vital. 
  • You can't plan for everything, life has a habit of leading the way. 

What would you say to your 18-year old self?

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