Post # 1
I just loved this question, and thought the Hive would too. CNN asked this of a whole bunch of famous women. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/11/world/gallery/international-day-of-the-girl/?hpt=hp_c1
“Looking back, what one piece of advice would you give to your 15-year-old self?”
So, what would you tell yourself at 15?
I would tell myself to stop worrying so much about being perfect. No one is watching you closely enough to notice when you’re not.
I’d say do not let the mean girls get to you. There are people out there who do want to be your friend, and won’t laugh at you any time they can.
Don’t call your old soccer team sluts on a website, it will come back to bite you when you’re least expecting it, and lead to the second worst moment in your life. This one little slip up from when you started on the team will be the reason none of them like you for the three years you play with them. Just don’t do it.
Don’t ever stop dreaming. Some of those dreams come true, others don’t but it’s ok.
For the love of God, do you homework, practice your saxophone and go kick the soccer ball around instead of walking the mall aimlessly.
Oh and just fucking major in Broadcasting like you wanted to. It will save you a bunch of trouble and money.
What would you say to your 15 year old self?
Post # 3
I would say “In about 6 months, you’ll meet the man you’re going to marry!”
I’d also tell myself to watch my weight… that was about the age that I started to get big.
Post # 4
Come out of that shell NOW, as opposed to waiting til college. Once I opened up I had such a blast. Wish I had done it sooner.
Post # 5
Dont give into peer pressure…. quitting smoking sucks so dont start now just to impress some people that you will never see again after HS
Post # 6
Oh wow, I would shake her and tell her to quit obsessing and that plenty of people will find you attractive one day. Hey, you’ll even get married to this awesome dude some day, so STOP WORRYING.
I was a very insecure, kind of plain-looking teenager convinced that no guy would ever love me, I’d die alone, etc etc.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
..go out and do more!! I regret not having more fun when I was a kid.
Post # 8
Oh, and stop letting Grandma do your hair. Yes you love her, yes she owns a salon and does this for a living, yes all her clients are senior citizens and you need someone who styles hair for younger women!!
Post # 9
FH and I first dated when I was 15, so this could be interesting.
I’d probably tell myself that I really was going to marry him, but it’d be a long and bumpy road.
I’d tell myself to save my kisses and my overly flirty comments for guys I actually liked.
Not to quit dance.
To stop worrying about what I was going to major in.
To keep writing my book series.
And that it’s better to have no friends than bad ones.
Post # 10
I would tell myself that just because I haven’t had a boyfriend yet doesn’t mean I’m ugly or worthless.
I spent a lot of time feeling bad because all my friends had boyfriends in high school, and I never had one til I was 17-18! I didn’t realize I was missing a lot of unnecessary drama and heartbreak.
Post # 11
Stand up straight, being tall is not a bad thing!
Post # 12
I would say:
Stop being such a b*tch all the time, especially to your mother.
Don’t worry someday boys will like you, and if you are more confident and less crazy it will happen sooner.
Basically don’t worry so much in general.
Post # 13
@elysion: Oh, same here. I was such a homebody!
Post # 14
one day, being really, really smart will make up for all the nonsense you put up with in elementray and high school…
(and it did!!!!)
Post # 15
“THIS IS NOT THE PERSON YOU WILL MARRY. WALK AWAY FROM HIS TERRIBLE, CONTROLLING ATTITUDE. But that boy you think is SO cute and that you have a huge crush on? HE is. Oh, and your mom won’t find out if you don’t follow every rule.” 😉
Post # 16
To never stop trying to find out why my cycles were irregular. Then maybe I would have known about PCOS earlier and been farther on this journey.