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?