Saturday, December 8, 2012

30 blogs in 30 days : Day 4

Today's topics for 30 blogs in 30 days is : Name 10 things you would tell your 16 year old self. 

WOW what a topic! I think pretty much everyone looks back to when they were 16 and think "what in the world was I thinking!?" Very few of us were 100% mature and very few of our lives turned out exactly like we planned. When I was 16 I was madly in love with some one who slowly over time changed into a person who was unrecognizable. I was most concerned with him and gave little attention to my friends and BIG plans I had always had for myself. 

1. First and foremost, NEVER not for ANYONE, lower your standards for yourself. If you want to go away to college DO IT! Don't stay around for anyone. EVER! Go away to college and live life and never look back! Set your goals HIGH. You can accomplish anything you put your mind to and we are so blessed in this country to  have so many opportunities and great schools and so much help to get into college and pay for it.... DON'T WASTE IT!

2. You are about as likely to marry the person you are dating at 16 and live happily ever after as you are to get struck by lighting at the same you win the lottery! 

3. Be a leader not a follower! All those popular people who do stupid crap will ultimately turn into giant losers. TRUST ME ;)

4. DRIVE SLOW AND BE CAUTIOUS! We lost several people in our graduating class and our school who basically lost their lives by thinking they were invincible. You aren't! I was reckless so many times but I am lucky I was never hurt. I don't take it for granted. Especially waiting in a funeral line to see an old friend.  

5. Drinking does NOT make you cool. You have a lifetime to drink. And it's actually a lot more fun when it's legal :) Plus drunk girls are sloppy girls. 

6. SLEEP! Cause once you have kids you'll really really miss it! 

7. That boy you think you love. That you think will be there forever. That is great and wonderful and you plan to be with forever.....he will let you down. A LOT. He will change. He will not be there forever...but that's ok. Because you find someone amazing who will give you the life you always knew you would have. All the heartache is worth it. 

8. Learn who YOU are. We often times change ourselves to fit our friends, boyfriends, etc and that's just crazy. Dare to be different. Be yourself. Stand up for what you believe. Don't be so scared to stand out!

9. Friends will come and go. And at the time you will think it's the end of the world but it's for the best. Those people came into your life to teach you lessons and they weren't meant to be there forever. Some old ones will stay around forever and those people are rare treasures. Treat them as so. But new friends will come into your life. That love you, appreciate you, and bring more to your life then you ever knew a friend could. 

10. Appreciate your parents (and grandparents in my case). One day you will realize how hard it is to be a parent and how much they really did for you. You will see the sacrifices and know the pain and immense love they have for you. It's crazy what they did for you, how they wanted your life to be better then theirs ever was. They worked hard. And always only wanted the best for you. 

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