Post # 17
I would tell myself that I would meet someone who is wholly repulsive, would beat the crap out of me, reduce me to a shadow of myself it would be ok because I would become a 100% stronger person,and meet and marry someone who was totally worth going all the crap times for.
And always listen to my mother when she said to kick his a** with a frying pan lol
Post # 18
“It’s not that serious, seriously”
Post # 19
Wait until the wedding night to have sex. Go to school for Lab Technician (my stepdad would have paid for it)
Post # 20
I’d say… Sam, seriously don’t date that guy.
Then I’d tell myself to drop out of High School because I ended up dropping out at 18 anyway after serious emotional/ mental damage was already done. I could have just got my GED and went to college early. Maybe that way I would have stayed in college too. I was burnt out on school and doing what other people told me to do by 20.
Post # 21
@Nona99: I feel exactly the same way! I’m not extremely tall, but at 15 I was already 5’9, and all my friends were under 5’3. I slouched so bad throughout high school so I would fit in with them! Till I met my current best friend, who’s 5’10! Then I started standing straight up haha
Keep them coming, I love reading these! Hindside is 20/20, eh?
Post # 22
You are beautiful! Look at yourself in the mirror every morning and say that! You don’t need a boyfriend in High School, you won’t meet the love of your life for about 12 years. Follow your dream to go to college. Don’t give up on that dream! It will save you in the future. Oh and all those boys you thought didn’t like you, yeah they did, and they weren’t worth it!
Post # 23
“Slow down and enjoy life”
Post # 24
– It’s ok to go to a therapist. It doesn’t mean you did anything wrong. HOWEVER, it is a terrible idea to get therapy from the mom of a kid in your high school (especially if that kid is a total b***h).
– Things do get better. And then worse. And then better. And then a lot worse. And then ok. And then really really really wonderful – more wonderful than you can imagine. So just hang in there.
– You don’t know everything. But adults are not all-knowing either. Keep standing your ground! It’s good for you.
– Buy a better bra for the love of god!! A sports bra does not make you look smaller – just like you have uni-boob!!
– Don’t feel guilty about leaving that town as soon as you can and never looking back.
Post # 25
I’d say, “See that cute boy who you think thinks of you as just a friend? Well, he really likes you but is too shy to say anything. Go give him some indication that you are interested in him…he will take it from there. It’s not true that if a boy doesn’t ask you out it’s because he isn’t interested. Some boys are just shy. This boy will eventually be your husband. Don’t make him wait 20 years while you both marry and divorce other people.”
Oh and “At 5’3″ and 110 pounds you are not fat. Not even close. Even though your best friend is the same height and weighs twenty pounds less. Your body is beautiful and perfect. Enjoy it. No one else sees you as fat but you.”
Post # 26
- Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings
Dont date that loser you meet at your part time job in college. And for goodness sakes dont get a BA in Internationals Studies! Pick something useful!!
Post # 27
littlemisst08 This made me laugh out loud. I can only imagine the results.
I would tell myself, “Nobody else thinks your acne is as bad as you do. Stay the hell away from that guy; he is going to screw with your life for years. Enjoy this time for what it is, but prep for the future because life will get better and better.”
Post # 28
Try not to worry so much, things will work out.
Realize now that your mom just likes your sister better and it will save you a lot of heartache trying to figure out what is wrong with you. Your relationship with your mom would be better for it.
That boy with the one line solo with you in the musical? With the beautiful blue eyes? The one you thought you’d never see again after the last show?
Post # 29
For the love of all that is holy, DUMP that loser! He is lying to you all the time. Not worth wasting 3 years of life.
@Nona99: YES! I broke 6′ in 9th grade and had all short friends and so there are no pictures of me standing with good posture because I was so self concious about being tall.
Post # 30
Enjoy being in the moment more. Things will get harder before they get better, so you might as well ride the wave instead of fighting it.
Post # 31
@risingsun: Lol, it was rarely that terrible, just not as good as it could have been. Later I found a stylist and salon that specialized in curly hair and I have never looked better! Wish I had found that sooner.