7 Things I'd Tell My 16-Year-Old Self ...


I’m sitting here trying to think of things I’d tell my 16-year-old self, and I realize there’s so much she needs to know! She was so shy, so self conscious, and she didn’t have much love for herself. While this is a tough topic, I thought it may be helpful not only to me, but to some of you who perhaps had the same feelings I did as a 16-year-old. We’re all different, yet we’re all the same, aren’t we? Once you’ve read my list of things I’d tell my 16-year-old self, I hope maybe it will have helped you see things differently if you’re around 16. If you’re older, try writing your own list of things you’d tell yourself at 16.

1. Never, Ever Hold on to Something Someone Says about You

This is one of the most important things I’d tell my 16-year-old self. I did this and it was a huge mistake. I let someone’s comment about me ruin my self esteem and it took until my forties to overcome it. I’m not kidding. I should have known the kid was a jerk trying to make himself feel better. He went on with his life and never thought about it again. I held onto it and believed it, and hurt for way too long.

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