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Friday, October 21, 2011

Dear 16 Year Old Self...

I recently saw this on Jax's blog and I thought it would be fun  I think several of you have already done this, but better late than never, right? 



I was 16 in 1998 and I thought I knew it all.  But, I was so wrong.  So, this is what I'd say to my 16 year old self...

.*Keep running and exercising like you do.  All of the pizza and Taco Bell in the years to come will catch up to you.

*Every guy you date will NOT be Mr. Right.  But you WILL find him and he will be more than you ever dreamed.

*Don't let other people drive your car or wear you clothes.  They won't always come back in one piece.

*Study harder and try more advanced classes.  You're smart.

*Cherish every moment with your family.  They won't always be around.

*Learn to cook from your grandmother.  If you don't, you'll never know how to make the things you love.

*Don't waste high school wishing you were in college.  Try to make the best of it. 

*Pay more attention in Spanish.  It'll be a great tool to have down the road. 

*Life doesn't always end up the way you thought it would at a certain age, but that's ok.  Just learn to make the best of it.

*Don't cut your hair.  The bob and flip are not cute on you.  You'll regret not growing your hair out sooner. 

*Your parents are some of the smartest and best people you will ever meet.  Listen to them.

*Travel while you can (and while your parents are still willing to pay for it)! 

*Don't try and be Britney Spears.  She winds up trashy, divorced with 2 kids and still a little slutty.  But, you will always love her!


What would you say to your 16 year old self?

22 comments:

Ben and Emily said...

Good advice! Too bad we have to learn the hard way, huh!!

Miss you.

J and A said...

Love this. Great idea. Wow the things we thought! :)

Ashley said...

I love this and can connect on so many levels!

Mateya said...

Love it!

You were a cheerleader?!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I love this!! So cute, and I think I would say most of the same things to my 16 year old self. Hope you are doing well, girl! Happy Friday!

Holly said...

Great post! I can totally relate on some of your advice to your 16 year old self!

Happy Friday :)

-Holly @ Eight Six Eleven

The Random Years said...

Love this! If I could go back I def tell myself to study harder for sure.

Candice Lynn said...

I might have to steal this idea. love it.

moderndaywife said...

Great advice, especially the traveling part :-)

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

OMG THE TRAVEL WHILE YOU CAN IS A MUST FOR ALL KIDS...i mean hello ..living for free...what were we thinking ready to grow up so fast?

There's No Place Like Memphis Mama said...

Haha that last one cracked me up! I need to go back and tell myself that one as well.

Leah said...

Love this!

Melanie said...

Great advice girl! What a neat idea!

BlessedMama said...

Love it! Great advise. Isn't that the truth about that darn pizza & Taco Bell! Live and Learn :D

Have a great weekend!

star said...

This is grgeat advice, too bad 16 year olds think they know everything and don't listen! I can relate to lots of these!

Token Yankee said...

Ha, very cute. What it is it about 16 year olds being some darn smart?

Jamie said...

Those are all SO true! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

This is great! And I LOVE the Britney Spears comment!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

I LOVE THIS!!!

This is such an awesome post!! And I totally agree with everything you wrote!! wow!! So true!!

Jocelyn said...

oh to be 16 -- I was so awkward. :) love this post, everything is oh so true.

Meghan said...

I love this! I would definitely tell myself to lay off the Taco Bell too, ha!

Jax said...

I love this! So cute, friend! And SO true about the car and outfit borrowing.. haha.. I remember my favorite dress coming back missing a strap once. Learned my lesson! And yeah, I should have definitely paid more attn in Spanish. :)