Ooooooooof what a post girls! If you’re anything like me, I’m sure there’s so much you’d love to tell your younger self (tbf I struggled to narrow everything down!). As a teenager, I was a little socially awkward, I worried; ABOUT EVERYTHING ALL OF THE TIME, I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I left school (did any of us?), I was never quite sure of myself, or how I looked, or what my style was. And the list could go on. As I’ve grown older (not that I’ve got my shit together by a long shot), but I’ve learnt to love myself, I’m more sure of myself (most of the time anyway), and I learnt to not give a f**k about what people think (comes with age girls I promise you!), so if I could rewind time, here’s what I’d tell my wee self…
1.) No-one has really their shit together, contrary to what they want you to believe, because any one thing can change a plan or vision in an instant. Just know that you’re meant to be exactly where you are right now, focus on your journey and let the rest unfold.
2.) Where what the hell you want and OWN IT GIRL because it doesn’t matter what ‘they’ think, or what ‘everyone’ is saying behind your back. Confidence is the most beautiful power a woman can possess.
3.) GET YOUR GOD DAMNED FOUNDATION COLOUR MATCHED WOMAN!
4.) You’ll never really fit in, but that’s okay, because standing away from the crowd is way more fun anyway.
5.) You love your best friend more than life, and you chose well because 13 years on she’s still your sissy from another missy. You took the ‘lesbians’ comments on the chin because people were jealous of your close friendship. You’ll live the highs and ride the storms together, side by side.
6.) Von Dutch was never your thing, nor was that Scott hoody you always wanted, or those faux Burberry hair scrunchies, or the school shoes with the diamonte buckle, or the rara skirts. Oh my, I’ll leave that there for you all to LOLZ.
7.) Life isn’t all black and white. It seems so much simpler at your age but you’ll learn about the grey areas too.
8.) Those super long acrylic French manicure nails probably weren’t as cute as you thought!
9.) Don’t worry about the bullies, it’s their own insecurities which drive them to be mean. They’ll come crawling back asking for favours when your career is doing well in a few years time. But you owe them nothing, never have and never will.
10.) Loreal Dream Matte Mousse was NOT the foundation for your oily skin. You looked like a victoria sponge. And it was TOTALLY the wrong shade. Oh, how you’ll learn.
11.) It was NEVER ideal to roll your school skirt band up 4 times. Especially when you’re 5 ft 8. Strong idea girl.
12.) You’re going to have to kiss a lot of frogs girl before you finally found your prince, so prepare!
13.) WHY didn’t you take Geography? Because you love to travel, it makes you feel alive, but you have the world sense of geography EVER.
14.) I’m still impressed that you know all of the words to DJ Lucks and MC Neat’s Hit Em With A High.
15.) Haters gonna hate, and there ain’t much you can do about that. But DW babes, half of them had no interest in building a career or future for themselves, being the ‘cool’ kid was all that mattered to them. Keep your head down and work hard because you’ll shine brighter.
16.) adidas Stan Smiths were always your bae. Good choice, because 10 years on they still are!
17.) It doesn’t matter that you have NO idea what you ‘want to be when you grow up’ you followed your heart and it turned out A-okay!
What would you tell your younger selves ladies? Anything you can relate to in this post? Please tell me someone else had the same fashion faux pars as me?