It is my birthday this week. Another a year older. My twenties seem like quite some time ago now. Whilst I am not one for regrets, I believe that everything happens for a reason. One change in the past might have given me a completely different future (remember that film Sliding Doors?). However, there is a little advice I wish I could go back and tell my 18 year old self:
Don’t mess with your hair colour
You will have to dye it religiously once you hit 30 to cover the greys – so, for now, give it a break
Look after your skin
You maybe a perky teenager now. With glowing smooth skin who can pull an all nighter without so much as an under eye shadow but, it wont always be that way.
Help your Mum
Motherhood is hard work and you have no idea how hard until you become a parent yourself. Make a cuppa, help with the tea, tell her how much you appreciate her. They sacrifice so much for you but you are oblivious to it all.
Always be kind
You may have millions of friends right now but it might not always be that way. One day you will be standing alone in a room hoping for someone to be kind to you.
Wear what you want
You can. Once your body has produced children it will never be the same again. Embrace those tiny shirts and bikini tops.
Realise that you are capable of anything
Think about what you want to do and do it. Simple as that.
Travel as much as you can. See the world before work, family and finances cause restrictions.
Call your Mum when you are going to be late (Sorry Mum!)
The worry you have for a child is the worst kind of worry, no matter what age you are
Learn to apply make up
An important life skill. One I still don’t have in my 30’s.
Enjoy every second
It all goes so fast, have fun, laugh, and don’t waste any tears on boys. When you meet the one you will know and he will definitely be worth the wait!
Do you have any advice to your younger self?