Don’t wear the platform heels! Take them off immediately! You are going to tumble down the stairwell of your high school with your notebook filled with papers flying through the air. It’s going to hurt both your bottom and your ego.
If I could go back in time and have a conversation with a younger me, there’d be a few things on the list. I’m not saying I live a life of regret, I’m just saying if the opportunity presented itself, we’d be having a long chat over coffee with non-dairy creamer. Yes, don’t eat the yogurt and avoid the ice cream. Speaking of food, when you go to study in Paris, avoid the fruit because you are going to get really sick, like hospital sick.
Here are a few other comments I’d have for myself.
Don’t fret over boys. These fellows aren’t worth it. Your prince charming is out there (in West Virginia), you just haven’t met him yet or considered that you might be going to college in West Virginia.
Work hard, but give yourself a break. You’re always striving for the best, but it is important to relax. Take a breath and kick off your heels once in awhile.
Stop stressing! Everything happens for a reason and will play out as it may. Do your best and try not to stress about the things out of your control. Heck, stop stressing about things in your control. You’re giving yourself wrinkles. Oh, you don’t think so? I disagree, there are a few wrinkles starting to show. In fact, maybe start giving yourself a weekly facial.
Exercise, exercise, exercise! You have back problems and you can’t avoid it. Stay in shape! Every day when your back isn’t hurting you should exercise. Maybe it will prevent the problems in the future, because this girl is tired of sporting back brace friendly attire. Hmm… I need to implement this now and take note for the future.
Do you have any advice for your younger self? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
This post was prompted by a lovely group of ladies, The DC Ladies, for their TDCLBlogtober14 event!