10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 10
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10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 10

"Stop worrying about that boy."

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 10

1. Stop worrying about that boy.

Boys will come and go. Never let them ruin your day, friendships, or your self-confidence. You were special before they said you were.

2. Hold on to your true friends.

Some friends you will grow apart from, some will stab you in the back, and some will stick around through it all. Never let them go.

3. Don't let your fears control you.

Life can get pretty scary sometimes, but take a deep breath and know you’ll get through it. You are braver than you know.

4. Trust your gut.

People may call you crazy for your beliefs. Don’t believe them. You know what is true.

5. Stop trying to grow up so fast.

Before you know it, you’ll have a million things to worry about. Take advantage of the fact you have no responsibility.

6. Take it easy on your parents.

It may seem they don’t understand, but they understand much more than you do. As you get older you’ll realize you need your parents more, not the other way around.

7. Don't take things too seriously.

You’ll get embarrassed, you’ll make mistakes, and you’ll feel awkward. You’re young and this is the time to have fun. Loosen up a bit.

8. Try harder.

You are able to do well without little effort. Push yourself harder to do better. Don’t settle for being good, be great.

9. You are good enough.

People will tell you you’re not pretty enough, not smart enough, not cool enough. They’ll tell you you’re too loud, too sensitive, too much to handle. Don’t listen to them. You are good enough just the way you are.

10. You will be okay.

There will be some really bad days. Just remember that there are still good days ahead. No matter what happens, you’re going to get through it.

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