NOTE TO (18YR OLD) SELF

I was thinking recently how different things might be in my life if I’d been the person I am now, when I was 18. I feel quite grown up now, so here’s a handful of notes for my 18 year old self, hopefully they’ll be of use to someone, somewhere. If not that’s fine, I like talking at the blogosphere.

So, in no particular order…

  • Fake tan and fake hair are not the solution to all of life’s problems. It’s far more constructive to put time and effort into the real things about yourself and make the best of those, look after your skin so you don’t end up all wrinkly and old for example.
  • Re the above – weekly sunbeds are a very stupid idea.
  • People who inflict their issues upon you are a drain on your time and emotions. Unless this is a person you cannot live without, AVOID.
  • If you think someone is taking the piss, the likelihood is that they are. Don’t waste your time on such fools.
  • Appreciate your education and put in the time and effort required to get the best out of it.
  • Have a clear idea of where you want to be next year, and in 5 years. Keep this in mind at all times and stop pissing around. People who persevere and work hard will almost always succeed.
  • It is not necessary to pepper your conversation with adjectives, this is especially unnecessary in written communication.
  • Re the above, the words you think are ‘cool’ are quite the opposite.
  • You are not ill, you are hungover.
  • You are not run down, you go out too much.
  • Be responsible with your money, your 27 year old self would love to have some savings…
  • Appreciate the girls you’ve done your growing up with, you’re unlikely to have that kind of friendship with anyone else in life.

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Finally, True Romance will become one of your favourite films and you will want to be Alabama.

 

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