Growing up, I learned a lot by trial and error. There are so many things that I sometimes wish I could go back and do over. A few years ago I decided that going forward, I would no longer have any regrets. As a result, I’ve been taking more risks, doing what makes me happy, and enjoying every minute of it! In the fourth installment of 30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me, I am sharing today 10 things that I would tell my 16-year-old self if I could.
- You are perfect just the way you are. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the way you look, so stop hiding.
- Enjoy your teenage years, this is the last time you’ll be bill-free.
- Don’t be afraid to take chances, you’ll never know the wonderful opportunities that await if you play it safe all the time.
- Don’t change who you are to accommodate other people and their insecurities.
- Don’t be in a rush to grow up. (See #2)
- If someone doesn’t like you for no apparent reason, it’s okay. There’s probably something about you that they wish they had.
- Don’t be fooled by slick talkers who can quote bible scriptures at the drop of a hat. The devil goes to church on Sunday too.
- Don’t allow fear to hinder you from reaching your goals.
- True friends aren’t going anywhere. They’ll always be there for you, no matter how many miles separate you.
- Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Just because they can’t doesn’t mean it applies to you.
What about you? What would you tell your teenaged self if you could?