Maybe it’s because I’m the ripe old age of 30 now, but I’ve been thinking lately about how awesome it would be if we had the ability to go back in time and teach our younger selves the life lessons we’re currently grappling with as adults. Wishful thinking, I know, but especially when it comes to love, there are so many things I wish I could have told my teenage self. Trending topics on Twitter recently got my nostalgic heart beating even faster: #DearYoungerSelf and #WhenIWas13. You can probably imagine what I wrote for the latter one, friends…
By that boy, I mean this boy (but more on that a bit later…). And then I started to wonder more and more about what I’d like to tell my younger self about love, if I had the chance. Here are some bits of advice I’d give to my 13-year-old self:
*High school doesn’t last forever.
*Your scars are beautiful and make you who you are.
*He’s not worth it.
*You can tell a lot about a guy based on his relationship with his family.
*Don’t miss an opportunity to tell your dad how much you love him.
*It’s OK to be alone.
*Don’t fall for the lifeguard who moonlights as a nude model.
*He doesn’t know what he’s missing.
*Don’t forget to smile.
*Never forget how carefree you feel right now. And hold onto your dreams.
Have you ever thought about what you’d like to tell your younger self if you could? What is at the top of your list? Would your list include more lessons about life or more lessons about love? Let’s chat! 🙂
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