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Advice to my 16 year old self


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Oh you silly young thing! I'd like to give you some advice, but I know you won't take it, too busy thinking you know better - I know you!

First of all, learn to love yourself. You are smart, beautiful and full of life, and you can do anything.

If your gut tells you something, listen to it. That is your real self knowing what is best for you.

Don't settle. Just because someone wants you, it doesn't mean you have to want them. Don't be grateful for attention. Sex isn't the same as love.

You want lots of things and experiences, and you can have them. Just know that the most important factor in success is persistence. Set goals, and work towards them. Don't give up.

Don't believe that you can change other people. The only person you can change is yourself, and only if you want to.

Be brave. Take every opportunity you come across. Put yourself out there.
You are not overweight. Food is not the answer for the big hungry hole inside yourself, self love and fulfillment is.

Look after your body. It is only going to get older. It needs good nutrition, it needs to move, and it doesn't need alcohol, nicotine and drugs. Binge eating and fad diets are only going to lead to yo-yo dieting.

If a boyfriend ever tells you that you are "fat", call him on it. Dump his ass! You are the sum of the five peole you spend the most time with - surround yourself with awesome people, and move away from the lazy negative people who will only hold you back.

Live awesomely, choose happiness, love yourself.
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THEMRSH 1/27/2013 8:17PM

    Fantastic advice to your 16 year old self and to all of us yet today!

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GIELLIOT 1/27/2013 12:34AM

    Hear hear! I needed all this advice, too--it's amazing what experience teaches us! emoticon

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SHELLEY81 1/26/2013 7:16PM

    Wonderful blog and advice!

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JUSTAGIRL45 1/26/2013 3:29PM

    So True!

I'm still reminding myself that the only one I can change is myself.

Great job Tania!
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ARKPLE 1/26/2013 9:26AM

    Very good list. I wish I could have told myself the same! xo

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DOOBRIE 1/26/2013 8:39AM

    I love this one. I think it's brilliant!

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PALMTREEGIRL1 1/26/2013 8:24AM

    I love this! Say it like it is - kick negativity to the curb! Well said!

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ERW001 1/26/2013 8:19AM

    What great advice. I particularly like the last sentence too! emoticon

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EUGENERUGOSA 1/26/2013 7:56AM

    Love the part about listening to your guy & that you cannot change anyone but yourself!!!

& I ADORE your last sentence! I think I may steal it for a status sometime soon!!!

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CAROL494 1/26/2013 2:32AM

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