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If you could give advice to your 15 year old self... ?

Posted by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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15 Things I Would Tell My 15-Year-Old Self

Posted by Jill Smokler on July 9, 2012 

My daughter pulled out my high school yearbook last week and pored through the pages, barely recognizing her young mother in the pictures. Looking through the clubs and classes and classmates with her, I started thinking about all of the things I'd like to tell her, once she enters the tween and teen years. Not surprisingly, they are mostly the same things I'd go back and tell myself if I could ...

1. Have your eyebrows professionally waxed. For the love of God.

2. Be nice to your brother. He's really not as bad as you think.

3. Stop biting your nails. It’s gross.

4. Use sunscreen. Just do it.

5. He’s going to end up fat, bald, and living in the same town you grew up in. Don't waste your time angsting over him.

6. Make friends with the theatre geeks, they’re some of the coolest people in school.

7. Don’t pop your zits. It’s gross and it WILL leave scars.

8. Don’t go on that fad diet. It will forever change your relationship with food.

9. Don’t drink half a bottle of Goldschläger after your junior prom if you ever want to enjoy the taste of cinnamon again.

10. Use leave-in conditioner, buy a diffuser, and don’t brush your hair when it’s dry.

11. Don’t rely on CliffsNotes. Reading the classics really is important.

12. The popular girl who you think has it all together doesn't.

13. Soak up as much as you can in school. Your brain will never retain as much information as it does now.

14. Stop trying to be cool. It's not working.

15. Lighten up. Your life isn't so tough.

What would you tell your 15-year-old self?

by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM


I'd tell myself to find something I Really love to do, then go to school for it. Don't try and follow in someone's footsteps, because it doesn't always work.

Don't give up so easily.

Don't ever pick up that first cigarette...and drinking isn't all that.

Don't be so angry... let go of your father and the anger associated with him. The longer you hold on to it, the more it only hurts one else.

Know...really know and see... that you are beautiful. Inside and out. 

Trust your instinct.

by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 7:12 PM

the first time he cheats, leave him alone.

just because he's older than you does not mean he is good in bed

sex is overated until you hit your 20s

by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 7:25 PM

i would also tell ine to concentrate more on school. i like this list.

by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Honestly i would like to tell myself not to date him, but then again he gave me my 2 wonderful lil boys. 

by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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Hmm 15 years old...

Respect your mom a little bit more because I didn't realize how good I had it.

Stop trying to grow up so fast

Don't swallow your feelings and shut everyone out, people really do care about you

Don't compromise your morals just because he is hot and 2 years older

And please for the sake of all things good throw away that favorite shirt you wear at least once a week. Trust me, people notice and it isn't even flattering.
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by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:37 PM

 Maybe, just maybe, he is who he says he is...the only way to find out is to give in and give your all.....

It wasn't you, it was

Have more confidence in yourself, you can do it!

by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM

 Don't be afraid to find your own voice. The sooner you do, the better!

by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 2:03 AM
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Don't let your father's harsh words destroy you. And if he hurts you, shout from the rooftops until somebody pays attention.

Spend time with your mother. She's a precious jewel who won't be around forever.

Try to make peace with your sister even though it will be tough.

Don't have sex for attention.

When you do have sex, always use protection.

Take care of yourself and eat right.
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by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 6:51 AM
I would tell my self never to fall in love.
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by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Work out more and go to college. 

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