Joining Jen at The Bolin Bunch for her 10 on the 10th link-up. These posts are always fun to write and read. Today we are sharing 10 things we wish we could tell our high school selves.
10 Things I Would Tell High School Me
- You are not overweight. Period.
- Not everyone is cut out to be a scientist. Just because mom is a chemist and dad is a biochemist, it doesn’t mean you have to pursue a science-related career.
- Don’t wish away all that hair and those waves. Someday you will wish you still had the head full of hair you had when you were younger.
- While it’s true that few people have a car wreck on the day they get their driver’s license, you will become a (slightly) better driver.
- Tell someone about the boys sexually harassing you. Get help. Mr. Hancock, your earth science teacher, may be too intimidated by the same boys to do anything to help you. But find someone else to tell. A teacher, mom and dad, the school nurse. Chances are you aren’t the only girl those guys are harassing.
- You can’t and won’t get pregnant from sitting on a boy’s lap or bathing in a tub after a boy has used the same tub. Or by playing catch in the front yard with a football and having Glen gently tackle you.
- Although you are so shy now that you are scared to sneeze in class or get up to sharpen your pencil, you will become a little more outgoing.
- As you grow up, animals are going to become some of your best friends. When no one else will take our dog for a walk or play with him, you should. Give Buckshot a better life.
- Your sister and your brother will be your best friends in life, remember that on good days and bad.
- Listen to the stories mom and dad tell you, learn from the lessons they teach, be more respectful and patient with them.
- Don’t be so serious.
- Don’t worry so much.
Similarly, from my sister, Valerie:
- Get out there. Be bold and don’t be so afraid of everything.
Seems a lot of us Baby Boomers were scaredy cats or at the very least, timid and shy.
Finally, from my brother, Kevin:
- Don’t let others define who you are.
- You can be whomever you want to be, just believe in yourself, work hard for what you want and dedicate yourself to being successful.
- 90% of what you learn in college will never be used again. Why pay tens of thousands of dollars for an education that isn’t useful.
- Not everyone needs a college degree to be successful, but you have to understand how to manage time, money and must understand history.
How would your list of 10 things to tell your high school self read? Any similarities with what I have written? Were you timid, a worry wart, shy? I posted that question on my blog FB page and got some thoughtful answers:
- start exercising and eating better now
- stay out of the sun
- he isn’t worth it
Words of wisdom right there.
Thank you for coming by. Still working on reading blog posts and leaving comments but Lauren, Lucia and Francisco are here for the weekend. Might not have a lot of screen time but I will get caught up!! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums, mommas, mommies, mamas, moms and mothers out there. Hope you are spoiled to your heart’s content!
Hugs and kisses,