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11 Things I Would Tell My 18 Year Old Self

Hey everyone!

 

So I know we all wish we would have looked at life a little differently when we were younger. Some of us stumbled off our paths and some of use found new ones. Some of you might have found your passion at a very young age and some of you might be discovering yours right now! Whatever your story is though you can’t change the past. You can’t do anything differently. No matter how many times you look back you past is still the past. And that’s okay.

 

A quote I love is,

 

“You can look back, but don’t stare.”

 

All you can do is reflect, learn, and move on. Staying positive in a negative world can be a difficult task but with some positive thinking and daily inspiration and motivation we can accomplish the impossible! We can be happy everyday simply because we choose to be.

 

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In saying that here are the things I  would tell my 18 year old self!

 

Don’t keep waiting for the perfect moment. It will never come

 

Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. Do what you love and success will follow

 

Stop comparing yourself with others, it won’t help you in any way

 

Adapt a healthy lifestyle, It will help you mentally and physically

 

No ones going to do things for you, you need to do things for yourself

 

You are talented, don’t let peoples negativity deter you from your dreams

 

Keep writing and drawing, it will all pay off

 

It’s okay to feel lost and misguided, it’s a part of growing up

 

Don’t be afraid to put your foot down, this is your life and no one else’s

 

It’s okay to be different. You were never meant to be like everyone else

 

You deserve to be happy.

 

 

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We can’t change our past but we can change our futures. Writing down what you would have told your 18 years old self can be a reminder of why you are doing what you do and a reminder of why it’s okay to simply be you and be happy!

 

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye,

life will reward you with a

new hello.”

-Paulo Coehlo

 

 

What are somethings you would tell your 18 year old self? Are you where you want to be or are you working towards it! Hope you have an awesome Halloween weekend!! 

xx 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Shasmine Cianne
    March 20, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    i almost cry…I’m eighteen, hard times for dreamers ahhaha i love this: “Keep writing and drawing, it will all pay off”. It’s really hard in this world to put in first place your dreams, even harder when none see you work as worth as it is. Seriously love this, please, keep writing….

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      thefernwehwolf
      March 21, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Aw this is the sweetest thing I’ve read! Thank you <3 haha I think one of the hardest things we face is when our dreams seem silly to others when you know inside it's where your passion is. I'm a firm believer if we put in the work and stop doubting ourselves we can accomplish whatever we want :]
      xx

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    Sophie
    November 4, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Great post. There are so many things I would like to tell my 18 year old self but probably the big one would be to keep believing in yourself – as long as you do that, you will make the right choices!

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      thefernwehwolf
      November 13, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Thank you! And I couldn’t agree more! A quote I love by Silvia Plath is “The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt.” :]

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    eden
    October 31, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    This is such a great list and very inspiring! I definitely agree with you about deserving to be happy and it’s ok to be different — that’s what makes us unique. Have a nice weekend 🙂

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      thefernwehwolf
      November 13, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Thank you Eden! It’s an amazing feeling when you finally tell yourself you deserve to be happy. A little late to reply but since it’s Friday you to! 😛

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    Emma Hart
    October 31, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I think I’d just tell 18 year old me to believe in myself a little more. I didn’t have as much confidence then but that’s grown since I went travelling. I’m in a great place now though and I think that 18 year old me would be proud of 27 year old me 🙂

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      thefernwehwolf
      November 13, 2015 at 9:08 am

      I feel you! That’s awesome you’re in a great place now that’s always amazing to hear!
      Thanks for commenting Emma 😀

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