Sunday, August 4, 2013

21 Tips I'd Tell 21 Year Old Me

1. Dont cut, die or over damage your hair.  It will take years to repair and by then you'll start finding grays.  And the eyebrows...dont overpluck.

2. Friends....invest in quality not quantity.

3. Your parents arent as uncool as you think.

4. Professors know a lot...take advantage of it.  Oh and go to class; it makes the difference.

5. Your coolness factor wont change if you sit out Friday's party to spend the night watching movies with your girlfriends.

6. Save your money.

7. Dont kiss the frogs.  They just aren't worth it.

8. Take care of your body.  Get 8 hours of sleep, drink lots of water, work out and eat right.

9. Call your grandparents.

10. Shadow someone who has a career you'd like.  Find out early if that's the path for you.

11. Never underestimate the power of a good hard day of work.

12. Build your confidence.  Go solo to the movies, shopping, to sit at Starbucks.  Look in the mirror and learn to love you.

13. It's ok if you dont have a serious boyfriend.  Only a small percentage of the relationships at this age last.

13. #yolo it up (within good judgement).  You never know what might be gone tomorrow; appreciate it all today.

14. Pain and hurt are a process of life.  What matters is how you move on with the scar. 

15. Dress to impress.  Invest in high quality products: make-up, clothes, purses, shoes.  They look better and last longer than anything you'll buy at Gabes.

16. Have a journal and write down all that flows through your soul.


17. Have a passion and dont be afraid to show/use/express it.

18. Make your bed every day.

19. Most likely, "she-who-will-not-be-named" will always fill the shoes of the b-word.  Karma will come around.  Peace and moving on looks better on anyone.

20. Binge drinking is so last season.  Keep is classy.

21. Be you, sparkle and love the roses.