As a 24 year old I do a lot of reflecting (I know I sound about 80), but sometimes it is just nice to reflect on how far I have actually come. So here is some advice I would give to my younger self if I could…
Also enjoy these cringey old pictures of me (I was a bit of a scene rock kid haha).
- Be confident
By this I mean don’t be afraid to put your hand up in class, I know it gives you anxiety and you start shaking and your heart is pounding but just do it. Then do it again and again and suddenly it just becomes a habit for you to be able to put you hand up. But also just be confident in yourself, because you rock and you shouldn’t have to be scared of being who you are for no one.
2. Maybe don’t dye your hair black.
I mean this might have been a big part of your life and they say you shouldn’t have regrets, but you really did hate having black hair. Then it took FOREVER to grow out so maybe if you could do this again just stick with the red hair you had before haha.
3. You are beautiful.
This might still sometimes be a battle but not constantly like it was for you back then. So just stop weighing yourself, comparing yourself and stop hiding the food. Food is your friend and makes your body strong and healthy and keeps you alive, it is not your enemy. So please eat properly and don’t waste so much time crying over how you look because you are gorgeous the way you are.
4. There is so much time for boys.
I know you wanted a boyfriend like in all the movies you watched, but honestly you don’t NEED one. Spend time working on yourself and loving yourself and then a boy will naturally come along (and I mean it did because I now have Ryan). But boys don’t and shouldn’t define you and you have all the time in the world to get into a relationship so just spend as much time as possible loving yourself first.
5. Don’t give up on doing what you love
I know you had a hard time when it came to giving up dancing. You love dancing so never give it up and keep dancing until you physically cannot. You could have gone to a dance school and maybe you life would have been completely different I don’t know. But anyway just don’t give up on things you love.
What is some advice you would give to your younger self?
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