10 Things I'd Tell My Younger Self

I've always lived off of the mentality that I don't want to regret anything in life. I don't want to miss out on any chances that might never come, I wanted to live life to the fullest. But regretting certain things in your life is just part of growing up. Today I'd like to share 10 things that I'd tell my younger self if I had the chance to.

1. Keep writing that journal. - I used to always write, when I was little it was an actual diary with everything I had done that day, in my teens I'd just write down a thought that had been haunting me for the past 24 hours. Writing has always helped me relax and my soul to come clean. I don't know why I stopped journaling, but I'm having such hard time starting again, it's like I forgot how to do it.

2. Boys are just boys. There is plenty of fish in the sea, don't mess up your life for any of them. - In my life I have come quite attached to certain boys that really did not do me any good, more like the opposite of that. It messed up my life and my education and put me in a dark place that is hard to get out of but at the end of the day, they're boys. Chances that you find the love of your life at 17 are not that high.

3. Respect your parents. - Family is family, no love will ever come as close as the love between family, especially parents and their child. Your parents always want the best for you, so treat them with respect and show your feelings for them from time to time.

4. Education is important, always try and do your best. - While you're in school you think there is so much more important things in life and that you'll not ever use 80% of the things you learn in school when you graduated. While some of the things might be useless for your future life, most of them are important. And school is not just about history and maths and how to write an essay, school also teaches you life lessons. Especially in university, it's important to keep up and do your best or else you'll not be able to do it, even if you were a smarty in high school.

5. It's okay to not know what you want to do for a living. - Your plans you had back in high school might not have worked out, but that's okay. Not everyone starts a university course, finishes in given time and loves it for the rest of their life. In fact, much more people than you might think leave after one or two semesters because they realized it was just not how they expected. You can change your course if your interests changed, you don't have to go to university at all, that's fine. Try different things and don't be upset if you end up not loving it as much as you thought you would.

6. Travel the world as much as you can. - The world is such a beautiful place. There's all these amazing countries, mesmerizing waters and graceful creatures that need to be seen. Humans are the worst thing to happen to planet earth, we tend to destroy all the beauty we have on here and not even care. As long as you have the chance, go and see all the places that you can and cherish it.

7. Love yourself first. - This is probably one of the most important things. You have to love yourself first, before you can truly love someone else and have it work out. You have to know who you are and rock it, no matter what other people think.

8. Don't change for anyone but yourself. - This kind of goes hand in hand with #6 because if you love yourself and know who you are, you're not going to chance for anyone else anyway. But it's so important to stay true to yourself. If for example, you want to try out a different style, be sure to do it because you want to, not because someone else told you you're not stylish enough. If you want to change your hair colour, do it because you feel like changing it up, not because some boy told you, you'd look cuter as a blonde. Do it for nobody but yourself.

9. Treating yourself from time to time is important. But what's more important is to always put money aside for difficult times. - I know it's much more fun to go out with your girls and get new clothes, but at the end of the day, you gotta have some money aside. You never know what life has to offer, always try to be on the safe side. Think before you buy, don't go around throwing money like it grows on trees. How often do we buy things that we end up never using? Exactly, think of how much money you'd have aside already if you didn't spend it on those.

10. God is good. - It's never too late to start believing and giving your life into the hands of god. Which does not mean you can blame everything bad that happens to you on god, never forget that he'd never put you through anything you couldn't handle. God is there for you in bad times, as well as the good. Believe that he will lead you to the right path, in the end everything will make sense.

What would you tell your younger self?

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