When I first started blogging in 2010 I had a lot of troubles and that was the whole reason I got into blogging, now we are in 2014 and I feel I've come so far in just 4 years so I decided it was about time that I did a post like this!
1. Things will get easier, I promise!
I had very bad depression when I was younger, I'm not afraid to accept it now, I had anger issues and without medication I'm not sure I'd be here right now. I've never really openly said I had mental health issues but recently I've come to own my flaws and know each day I am getting stronger towards overcoming them issues. I also got bullied a lot in school which didn't help with my temper or depression and it would have been nice to comfort myself and say one day you'll be pretty happy in the skin you're in! I am now off my medication (I took myself off it) and take one day at a time, it can be hard but I've learned that a problem shared is a problem halved.
2. Sort out your make-up love!
|2009 - In beauty school|
I had to write this! Do you ever look back at pictures and think 'WHAT WAS I WEARING!?' mine is more 'HOW MUCH MAKE-UP ARE YOU WEARING!?' I was about 14 when I decided make-up was for me, it clearly wasn't! I had the wrong shades, I liked pink lipstick and it really wasn't for me!
3. Don't mess around with your hair, it is beautiful!
|How curly my hair was. Sorry about the pout xD|
I don't regret going red as I love it but before going red I was black, brown, blonde, caramel, purple and plum. I have Afro-Caribbean hair and I would get it chemically straightened but I also had a curly perm. I just wish I didn't mess around with it so much!
4. Appreciate your mum more, she isn't doing it to upset you!
My mum is honestly my rock and my best friend in the whole wide world, I couldn't love someone more if I tried. I argued with her a lot over silly teenage things and I really wish I hadn't, although if anything things have got us closer together I still shouldn't have said some of the things I did. We always think our parents are there to upset us or stop us having fun but really they are helping us not make the mistakes they once did.
5. Stop eating so much!
Of course I am not happy being a larger lady but as I said before I am learning to grow and love my own skin. I really wish when I was younger I'd of understood how bad the media and many people would make larger people out to be. I'd of never eaten seconds or that extra bit of cake. I'd love to be able to walk into a normal store with 'normal' sizes and buy 'normal' clothes. I'd do anything to turn back the clocks and exercise more and enjoy P.E in school.
6. They are not worth your time!
I'm still in contact with 90% of the people I went to school with but I wouldn't say for a second that any of them are 'friends' they are more 'people I went to school with' I wouldn't say I came into my own till college last year and the start of university where I'd say I've met my friends for life! I'd love to say to younger me 'don't be upset that you've fallen out, she isn't a true friend anyway!'
7. You'll go to university one day!
If you had told me this even two years ago I'd of said you were lying. I left school in year 10 with no GCSEs I went to beauty school and after two years I moved to travel and tourism which was my true passion and even with my biggest passion in life I struggled. I am not an academic person. I hate classrooms, I hate assignments and I hate learning. I am still shocked I am getting into debt over something academic! I've always disliked school.
8. Save a little more money
I am amazing at saving but saving a little more can never harm you! I love money and if I had saved that little bit more maybe I wouldn't have needed student loans. I could have paid for my first two years in cash!
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