Thursday, November 4, 2010

Things I'd say to my 16 year old self.

Thanks to Scary Mommy today and her awesome post, I am giving myself some advice. IF I were to travel back in time and talk to my 16 year old self this is what I'd say.
I'm not quite 16 in this pic. But you get the drift.
What I used to look like.

Don't be afraid to date who you like. Who cares what everybody else thinks?

You are beautiful. And you NEVER ever have to prove your love to any boy. (Note: Not that I did that when I was younger. But pressure was always there ya know.)

Peer pressure sucks. Don't EVER cave in.

You are intelligent. You could work in the medical profession. And you will LOVE it. Try that in a couple of years.

What's wrong with the boy next door? Who cares if he is a year younger (grade wise), do you like him? Just date him. He IS a nice guy.

Don't back talk your mother. SHE does know more than you. And your mother is a very smart woman.

Have a little fun. Don't be obsessed with growing up. You are growing up so fast. Enjoy your childhood while it is there. Because once you are an adult, you just might want to go back. And you can never go back.

Don't ever dye your hair. Your hair is beautiful. (The sun lightens your hair blonde very nicely.)

Don't ever give up. Even when you are 34 and you feel like throwing in the towel, don't. Things will get better. Believe in yourself. You. Are. Awesome.

That's what I'd say. I thought this would turn out funnier but it sounds quite serious. Eh, Am I losing my funny?
Holy Moly! I hope I'm not. Geez.
I've ingested too many cleaning chemicals today.
Ahh well.
Look at this awesome photo I found on Google today. For this lame-o post, I've been naughty. I'm putting myself in a time out. Because HE told me to. ;)
I'll be back later.
I'm drooling now.
What would you tell your 16 year old self?

Oh, I'd say one more thing.

Beefy muscular guys are ALL that. Yes, yes, they are.


singedwingangel said...

Umm you can't go to his room I am already there tyvm roflmbo.
Yeah u were serious but I think we all at 16 think we know what we are doing and we haven't a clue lol

Anonymous said...

I would tell my 16 yr. old self to stop getting perms.

T said...

my sixteen year old self and I could talk for hours... but she still wouldn't listen, she was stubborn just like that :)

Amber Page Writes said...

I'd tell her to try out for that dang play, stop the perms and stop pegging her jeans!

Ms Batman said...

My 16 year old self? Who? What? huh? Oh, yeah, her. I'll deal with her in a minute. I'll uh, be right back.. I just need to go see this guy, in this room over here.. Don't mind me.

Excuse me. *ahem*

Lisa said...

Nice post. Think we should keep talking to self in such a gentle affirmative way...

I'd say: You're worth more than you know.


You are the possibility of what life can be.

Believe, know...Live


Lucy said...

Great list. I would tell myself to slow down. You are trying to grow up to fast and when you are older you are going to wish that you were 16 again.


Erin said...

I'm w/ Tracie---no perms....oy! i don't know if i'll ever be able to post/share those pics. lol!

Mormon Surrogate said...

Those were great things to say to your 16 year old self.. and you totally made me laugh with the guy pic. That was awesome!!

Jenny Brown said...

Great List! I love this post.... (I wish I would've thought of it first!) You sound like a smart lady giving great advise to your 16 year old must have learned something over the years! And NO, you're not losing your funny! It's just those cleaning chemical fumes that you talk of............. :):)

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