(Closed) What advice would you give to your 15-year-old self?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 77
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Pick a better major, not just one that will get you good grades.

I think I was too focused on getting straight A’s and being the best in my class instead of focusing on challenging myself and trying new things. I was a liberal arts major but my most favorite subject was economics. Now that I’ve been working, I’ve gotten a foot into finance and I wish I had pursued that in college.

Post # 78
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2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Don’t dye your hair purple…it won’t be as cute as you think it will.

Post # 79
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2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I honestly don’t know. There are some decisions that I regret, but given the circumstances at the time, my life could have been a lot worse if I hadn’t made them.

I would probably tell my 20 year old self something about being more motivated to pursue what I want.

Post # 80
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748 posts
Busy bee

Don’t let anyone use, abuse, or walk all over you…focus more on school – give math a chance…and the right guy will come, he’s actually pretty close by. 🙂

Post # 81
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Go easy on the makeup there, lil lady. You don’t need three coats of foundation AND a thorough shellacing of loose powder.

Post # 82
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1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

1. Wear better fitting clothes! (I fancied myself alternative and would thrift shop all the time with little consideration of fit)

2. Don’t slouch and don’t be so self conscious about your rail thin body (I’m 5’11”)

3.Don’t obsess about your guy friend so much! He’s a flirt, but bc he’s shorter than you so he doesn’t see you as a potential gf 🙁

4. Don’t hurt your bf that you’ll meet in a year by kissing his friend bc you like the attention. He’s a good guy and deserves better than that! 

5. Don’t settle for being a B student! You can easily get As and scholarships if you try just a little bit.

6. Get braces now! 

 

 

Post # 83
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6261 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

DON’T have sex with your boyfriend.

that’s about it…

Post # 84
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You don’t know everything. Stop acting like you do.  On the other hand, start making your own decisions and stop being a follower.  While most of the things you do in high school really won’t affect who you are going to become, learning how to be independent is going to be one of the hardest struggles of your life, so start learning now.  

Post # 85
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

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@vorpalette:  I was the worst at eating crap every day for lunch!  I wish there had been a Jamie Oliver around then to tell me to shape up and start forming better habits…  Also, how did my parents let me do that?

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@BuffaloDots:  This is also something I wish younger me thought about!  I wish I took the time to find a major that I really enjoyed and that I actually tried to LEARN rather than just get good grades.

Post # 86
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@cirk:  Stay on your path, you know who you are.

Things will get rought around 18 -21 and you will have to work through that period and come out on the other side, stronger for it. After that, it’s pretty much a piece of cake.. Oh sure there are dilemmas and tragedy and pain and joy, but you are well prepared for life.

Post # 87
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

While I think my life could’ve been easier, I don’t regret anything because I am who I am because of the decisions I made.  However, I would probably tell myself that the people that I think are so important aren’t going to matter at all later in life.  In fact, after school, I’ll most likely never see or hear from them again.  In fact, this is what I tell my 16-year-old daughter now.  They aren’t worth your stress. 

Post # 88
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would tell myself that fresh vegetables are stunningly, fabulously delicious! And that weight training wouldn’t make me look butch.

Post # 89
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1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Go right to college, go for 4 years straight, at one college, and FINISH ON TIME!

Post # 90
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Everybody isn’t your friend!

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