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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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