Sometimes I look back a good few years and think, I wander what I would have done if I knew what I know now. So I decided to make list of things I would tell my younger self…
It’s OK not be liked by everyone. At school I think it was everyones aims to be liked by everyone, but that is hardly ever the case. Please are different, and it’s good to be different and stand out a bit. I mean it would be boring if everyone was the same wouldn’t it? Just because someone may not like the way you dress, or like the way you do your hair, doesn’t mean you are any less important than they are.
Don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to do in life. When I was in school, the hardest decision was which GCSE’s to take, suddenly you had to decided then and there what you wanted to do in the future. Don’t worry. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I just picked what I enjoyed doing the most. I am now 22 and have only just realised what route I want to take my career down.
Work hard. At the time, it was easy to skip classes, not listen in class and not try hardest with the work I did. I would really recommend working hard at what your doing. When you look back, you’ll be pleased you did.
GHD’s are coming. GHD’s are amazing. I remember having really long fizzy kinky hair, and I wore a great big head band across the top oh my forehead. Such a great look! I was so happy when I first found GHD’s, they saved my life and I’ve never looked back since.
Blend that makeup. Blend, blend, blend. I definitely went through the orange stage where I had totally the wrong colour foundation which didn’t match my skin tone, at all. Why didn’t I blend it properly? Also, why didn’t someone ever tell me?!
Stay away from foundation lips. Trust me, not a good idea.
Less is more when it comes to black eyeliner. You’re not an emo panda, ditch the heavy eyeliner.
Try and let your personality shine through. Yes I’m a shy person, but try and not let that take over from who you really are.
Don’t waste time worrying about boys. It’s all happy days when something goes alright with the boy you liked, until something goes wrong and it crumbles in front of you. Don’t panic. It may of seemed like the end of the world, but there was something much more amazing just around the corner waiting for you.
Listen to your parents. You may not think it at the time, but your parents always know whats best, listen to them.
Sometimes life isn’t fair. Bad things happen to the best of people. That is life.
People will disappoint you. Sometimes the people will disappoint you for no reason, just move on with your life, you’re better that that and deserve more.
Wear your retainer at night time. After going through years of pain and discomfort, you better keep that retainer in otherwise it will all be for nothing.
Follow your dreams. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks or says, you do what you want to do and what makes you happy. stop worrying about the haters.
What would you tell your younger self?
Love always, G x