Things I Wish I Could Tell My Past Self

Some of these things are cliche, some of them are not. All of them are true, and all of them are something I’ve learned from the last 18 something years I’ve been alive.

I don’t normally make posts that don’t have to do with photography, but since making the switch from high school to college, I’ve learned that a lot of the things that were once a huge deal in my life are completely irrelevant to me now. I’m also writing on this particular platform because currently, I’m laying in my bed (which is lofted), and getting down to retrieve a notebook and a pen seems like a lot of effort.

SO. Without further ado:

1.) Sometimes, the bad people don’t get what’s coming for them. Sometimes, they get everything good, even when you are convinced it’s not what they deserve. That’s life. All you can do is hope that one day things will circle back around, but until then, focus on your goals and work even harder until you’re so far ahead, they’re not even on your radar.

2.) You’re not going to reach your goals if you don’t work your ass off to achieve them. It’s that simple.

3.) No, you don’t need that striped shirt. Or that one. Orrrr that one. But get it anyways.

4.) Everybody is too focused on themselves to notice that stain on your shirt, or how dirty your hair is today. Stop freaking out.

5.) Remember that one time in Washington D.C. when your dad tried to get you to try sushi and you refused? Try it!! You will have like 6 more years of happiness.

6.) Exercise more! Actually, this is to my current self as well. You’ll be a much better person for it.

7.) Sit down and make a list of your dreams and your goals. Achieve them. Revise often.

8.) Wake up early! You’ll have so much more of your day to live and start working towards your best life.

9.) Stop trying diet after diet. Seriously, you did like 9 in one summer and they each lasted three days. Focus on being healthy and the rest will come.

10.) The things you like and want to do aren’t lame. Go do them. You’re missing out, and even years later you’re going to regret not following your instincts. Also, it’s okay to like school and your classes.

11.) Don’t waste your time on friends who don’t love and support what you do. Make time for the people who are your biggest cheerleaders, remember what that’s like, and do the same for them.



P.S. To be revised again & again & again & again…

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