Being a teenager can be so hard. You feel no one really understands you, and sometimes it can get out of control for many. Luckily I was a responsible teenager. I didn’t get a lot of trouble and had great grades all through high school. I got my GCSEs a year earlier than my peers, and had the opportunity to go to university at the age of 16. Actually I went in few months to my 16th birthday.
I was quite young but very intelligent and street smart for my age. So I handled university quite well.
I read posts like this a lot on other blogs and I like them because they make you reflect and think deep. I would love to sit 16-year-old self down, and tell her a lot of things but these 16 things are the top on the list.
- Know your worth, and don’t settle for anything less than what you want.
- Shine bright like a diamond, never let anyone dull your shine.
- Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
- Embrace your strengths and your weaknesses. They make you who you are.
- Focus on your studies, so your grades don’t drop.
- Go for a university degree you have an interest in.
- Have a bit of fun. You are young only once.
- Take care of your skin. Drink more glasses of water and don’t sleep with your makeup on.
- Pay attention to your hair care. Stop wearing hair styles that destroy your hair-line, and get rid of the relaxers that break your hair.
- Learn how to drive, so your 30-year-old self doesn’t have to worry.
- Pay more attention to your skills and improve them.
- Get rid of toxic relationships/friendships. They are not needed.
- Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd.
- Start a blog.
- You know the difference between right and wrong, always stick with the right.
- Relax, everything would be fine in the end.
What would you tell your 16-year-old self?