If you were 21 again…

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@Sugar Plum.x:  party hard, love harder and be strong no matter the circumstance don’t lose yourself to anyone or anything!

 

-currently 24 with a 2 yr old and 1 on the way so life def did a 180 for me

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well, when I was 21, I met FI so I wouldn’t change that.  The advice I would give to my 21 year old self is to not party so much and stick with school.  I was going out way too much and ended up withdrawing from school each semester.  I ended up having to take more credits than needed to graduate and bring my GPA up and overall it took me 6 years to get a 4 year degree because I had dropped out so many semesters. 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Break up with that douche. Get into school and work harder, and go into HR instead!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sugar Plum.x:  party hard and Often! Travel! Just have fun with your friends!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’d tell myself: get away from your boyfriend. he’s not going to change. you deserve better, you deserve happy and safe, not abuse.

and please live your life instead of sitting at home.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Just Just left 21 a couple weeks ago. I’d go out more, meet more people. I’d end toxic friendships sooner and keep in touch with good friends better.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@Sugar Plum.x:  

Don’t get that brand new car that you really can’t afford in two years! Use that money to travel instead. Work out and eat right! You have so much more energy now. Yes, YOU CAN RUN! Stop drinking so much. All those calories add up.

Other than that, I have a history degree that I don’t use but that lead to teaching that I no longer do but caused me to meet my husband through another teacher who no longer teaches as well so I wouldn’t change that!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I’d tell her to leave the sorority, focus hard on herself and school first, and take that prerequisite to get into business school instead!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Honestly, I probably wouldn’t change anything :-/ I did well in school, but still had fun. I had already met my FI. I got a degree in something that was useful and found a job. I travelled. I think the only thing I would tell myself is after graduating college – don’t move back to the east coast. I wish I had stayed in my college town (Austin, Tx). Though honestly I probably wouldn’t have found a job (or as good of one) if I had stayed down there.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would have dumped the toxic boyfriend I was with, gone to law school and given less of a shit about making other people happy and would just focus on myself.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d tell me that you didn’t miss out on anything and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

I was really sad at 21 because I was so busy with school and work that I never partied with my friends and my boyfriend at the time and I broke up because we never saw each other.

I met DH and got a great job because of my hard work though. Some of my partying friends are still stuck looking for jobs–totally worth it 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Date more

Travel abroad

Get an internship or Co-op because it’s HARD to get that first real job

treasure your family and the GOOD friendships.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@vorpalette:  Are you talking Human resources?  lol it is an interesting career if this is what you chose!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Don’t let that girl move in. She will destroy your friendships and emotionally abuse you…probably not applicable to anyone else. As I’m 23 I don’t have a whole lot of perspective yet.

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