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- August 22, 2010 by krystal1012
- What I'd Say to My 10-Year-Old Self from my Almost-16-Year-Old Self
As I am not yet 16, I am going to change this to 10 years old.
Dear 10 year old me,
There are several tips I would like to give you as you in the mid-teens:
The first thing I would like to mention is don't be so quick to give up things because the are boring or you feel completely unmotivated. It will take its toll later on.
Procrastination is a similar thing to think of. What is that, I hear you asking? It is putting things off. It will also not help in the long run and rather than end up at uni, you'll be setting youself up as a checkout chick. Even though I am not quite at that stage yet, I haven't exactly given up procrastinating or giving up.
Also, stop worrying that something horrible might happen. Bad stuff happens in life, however the majority of the things that happen don't have the outcome you predict. So relax.
In order avoid the bad things you can control from happening, discern the good decisions from the bad. When you do get yourself into something you shouldn't be in, get out of it straight away, otherwise it will build up on you.
Learn to trust God completely and also trust your true friends to a far degree. In turn, they will be able to trust you. God is a major one, otherwise you'll get yourself into all the problems I previously described. It's difficult, yet worthwhile.
Lastly, adolescence is far from the complete ball you'll expect it to be. It comes with hell. However, make the most of it anyway.
If you do what I'm telling you, you will avoid the problems that I got. You will still stuff up from time to time, but you're a human being.
I hope you can learn from my mistakes and live this same life better than I did.
15 year old me.