15 Lessons I Would Tell My Younger Self
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15 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Tell yourself what you know now.

15 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self
Julia Metivier
  1. If something makes you uncomfortable or uneasy, you have every right to say something and speak your mind.

2. Wear what you want.

In middle school and high school, you're very judged based on what you wear and look like. If you like those jeans, go rock em', girl! Who cares?

3. The most popular people are not the best.

Some are great, but your best friends do not have to be the most popular, they just have to make you happy and make life a little easier.

4. You have to love yourself first.

No relationship will have a solid foundation unless you love yourself. You cannot expect anyone else to love you if you do not!

5. Take those pictures.

Your mom seems like a pest, "just one more" she insisted. I find myself doing that now. Pictures are all we have once the moment has passed, take thousands.

6. Your hair looks perfect.

The straightening and curling killed the ends, and the constant dying did not help either. Your natural half waves are adorable - just leave them be!

7. Your parents are just trying to help.

They went through it all too (yes a long, long time ago but they did). They are just trying to be there. Stop pushing them away. They are getting older too.

8. School work is important, but not THAT important.

It is not worth stressing about until midnight and giving yourself panic attacks. Take a breath, clean your face and go to bed.

9. He is not worth your tears.

No boy should ever make you question your worth. If he does, he most certainly has no right to have a place in your life and in your heart. Move on, sweetheart.

10. Show me your friends and I'll show you your future.

I was told this in middle school by a health teacher and it still reigns true. What you surround yourself with is what you become. Choose wisely.

11. Asking for help does not make you weak.

Whether you need teachers help, your parents help or a friend help never is ashamed to admit you need some assistance.

12. People come and go.

Throughout your life, people will walk in and out. It will hurt at the moment, but trust me the people who will love you and care about you through everything will come around.

13. Breaking down is okay, and totally normal.

Sometimes we all just need a good cry session. It happens. Let it happen. When it is over pick yourself up and wash your face; you're too amazing to be feeling so low.

14. Stop wishing it all away.

In middle school, you cannot wait for high school. In high school, you cannot wait for college. In college, you just want to be grown. Enjoy every part of the journey, the good and the bad. You will miss it someday.

15. Try new things.

Be careful and of course always be safe, but trying new things is how you learn. Be able to say you lived your life to the fullest.

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