When I was in high school I was quiet, didn’t go to parties or drink, would get upset if someone had an issue with me and because of that I would close myself off from people and would rather sit in on my own than be with my friends. Anyone else!?
In the last 2 years especially I’ve changed a lot, and part of that is down to my boyfriend making me feel like I’m actually worth something and getting a lot more involved in my blog which has made me surprisingly more confident! So I thought I’d do a blog on what I wish I told my younger self. I wish someone told me these tips when I was growing up, but I’ve learnt the hard way and had to deal with these myself, and in my own way.
me and mcfly
1.Be Yourself! This is a big one, and it’s something I didn’t do when I was younger. A lot of people would have something to say about my love for mcfly, and it wasn’t nice things. They’d laugh at me, and even if it was a joke, it really affected me! I’d go home some days and cry, and lie in bed listening to them until I fell asleep. It might sound sad, and something I haven’t really told anyone but they did get me through some very tough times.
2. Spend more time with friends. I completely took that for granted back in high school, yes, I did see them but not half as much as I’d of liked to! As now, we have all grown up and are in uni, getting our own places and even engaged! I have no excuse for not seeing them either, I was just being lazy and didn’t want to do a lot of things, and now I am the complete opposite. It’s definitely something I’ve learnt from!
3. Have fun! You aren’t young forever, as I feel like I’ve blinked and i’m 22! Which yeah, is still young but as I didn’t have as much fun when I was younger, I want to now. I love a good night out, but as I get older, so do my friends around me and we all have jobs that clash. So, when we do get time together it’s special!
4. I’ve mentioned friends a lot, but also I can’t forget about family. Don’t take them for granted. As now, the people I wish I could spend more time with, sadly aren’t here with me now. Spend as much time with your loved ones. I wish I had spent a lot more time with them.
5. Understand that you will lose friends and it’s not the end of the world. I lost friends going through high school and even now, I’m an adult. It does still happen. And yes, each time it sucks, but if they were meant to be in your life, they would be! I’m very lucky I still have my high school best friends, and even though we are busy with our lives we always make time for each other, which is great! Heck, now I have even more friends through our boyfriends all being friends which is great, as there is a big bunch of that get together in the holidays. So, even if you do feel alone in your adult life with friends being busy, which trust me, I do a lot of the time. It’s so much more special when you see them again. Just remember that.
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of a more personal blog. Do you still keep in touch with high school friends? How do you find it? Let me know in the comments below, as i’d love to hear some of your tips too!