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Advice for my 15 year old self

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I recently turned 30, and I’m feeling very reflective.

The clarity and self-confidence you develop in your late 20s/early 30s is something I wished I had when I was a teenager. I love my older wiser brain!

So I thought I would write some advice for my 15 year old self.

  • Just because the sausage rolls are cheap at the canteen doesn’t mean you need four of them. A day.
  • You did not need to save $700 to buy inflatable furniture for your adult house. It goes out of fashion quick.
  • Why did you ignore boys in your class and then run home to talk to them on MSN/ICQ for hours?
  • You weren’t as fat as you thought you were. When you’re 30 you will wish you were as fat as you thought you were at 15. Girl, you shoulda worn a shorter school skirt and a gold bikini top to school.
  • Maths is not a place to write notes to your friends, listen you idiot… because now you can’t add!
  • Impulse was not an antiperspirant.
  • Butterfly clips didn’t need to be worn. Yet, you insisted on wearing 40 a day.
  • You will always fail the beep test in PE. Don’t take it personally, you weren’t born to run. You were born to sit.
  • Don’t straighten your hair with an iron.
  • The OC and Dawson’s Creek weren’t real life!
  • Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks of you.
  • Push through the fear of failing.
  • You’re not perfect. No one is. EVERYONE is flawed. Even the popular girls.
  • Listen to your parents and older/wiser people in your life; they are genuinely trying to help you.
  • Don’t try so hard to fit in.
  • Stop being so damn hard on yourself.
  • Always, relentlessly, be yourself… you’re unique. You weren’t born to fit in.
  • What you were bullied and teased at school, will be what you get paid for when you grow up.
  • Also…invest in Facebook.

I would love to hear your advice to your 15 year old self. Tweet me or hit me up on the HIT1047 Facebook or my personal page!

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