NCR (Not COVID-19 Related): What advice would you give your 5 years younger self

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Post # 2
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Helper bee

I’d tell myself to finish my Masters post grad and not drop out 

I can’t be bothered going back to finish it now 😂

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’d tell myself not to invest a load of money in a company that went bust, and pay it off the mortgage instead. Could be so close to mortgage-free if I’d done that.

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

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cc33ammy :  That it’s possible for an eye to be too smoky lol, I cringe at my pictures from back then. Although those toilet paper stalking skills would come in handy right now, I’d sneak out in the dead of night and rustle me up a few rolls yeehaw!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Wear sunscreen! 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Oh god! How much time do you have?!

-Do not date felons

-Do not get thrown out of bars

-Do not do cocaine

-Save your freaking money

-If a man holds you down on his bed and doesn’t let you leave because he’s under the influence of every substance imaginable, LEAVE!!!!

-Do not date men who are so insecure in themselves that they only feel better by bringing you down with them.

The list truly goes on!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

You can lose the weight and don’t wait longer to do it.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

And the “do not date felons” one…no judgment at all, I dated ones who hadn’t learned any lessons !

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Oh..and blacking out regularly is not normal!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

(RE: Friends & Family)

Invest your time, love, and attention on those that also will invest their time, love, and attention on you. At that time I was painfully loyal to a number of people without realizing they were literally sucking the joy out of my life.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I’m going to break the rules a bit because my 5 years younger self really got her shit together and my present self is really proud of her for that.

But I would tell my 10 years younger self to not marry him.   Work on yourself mentally, physically and emotionally.  

And surround yourself with good people.  Dump the toxic friendships and family members.  

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I’d tell my younger self that you are strong and doing the best you can. Don’t be so hard on yourself and stress on the little things in life that eventually won’t matter!

(I’m my own worst critic, and had self esteem issues in the past. Thankfully I’m much stronger now and in a better place!)

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

Just date that guy… don’t marry him!

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