Posted on August 4, 2016

12 things I’d tell my 20-year-old self


Facebook TimeHop enlightened me on many things…

At 20, I thought I was indispensable. I whole-heartedly believed that if anyone spent enough time with me that they would eventually want to be like me. I was convinced that if I were anybody else, I’d be my own best friend. I would marry myself if I were a man. These were the thoughts that ran through my mind on a day-to-day basis.  My grandiose sense of self importance had me under the impression that I couldn’t possibly be wrong either– and judging by that obnoxious status above, my guess is you’re not the slightest bit surprised.

It wouldn’t take a genius to figure out that I was living in denial for most of my young adult years. I had little to no life experience meaning I was inherently unequipped to deal with the majority of life’s problems. Which is what worries me the most about why I thought I was God’s gift to the universe *bookmarks topic for next blog post*

However, even with my know-it-all attitude back in the day, there is very little I would change about being twenty. If I could go back and do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing. From being a jobless party animal throughout that summer (I still don’t know how I managed it) to horsing down an éclair au chocolat nearly every day for the year I lived in France (and still no booty gains) – I spent some of my best moments in life as a twenty-year-old.

So this in not me looking back and wishing I had done things differently. This is simply me recognising my 20-year-old self for the naive and in some cases delusional person that she was. If I had the chance to go back and shake some sense into her, this is what I’d say:

1. Get over yourself, nobody is trying to be you.

twenty 1

2. There are more valuable things in life to pride yourself on than being able to cut people off .

twenty 2

3. You’ll soon learn how to apply concealer….. and use a filer. You’ll probably catfish everyone you meet in the process, but that’s okay, you’re amazing remember?

twenty 33

4. Grey’s Anatomy is not real. 

twenty 5

5. Not every situation requires you to strike a pose. 

twenty 6

6. Blocking people is petty. Archive them instead,it’s less childish.

twenty 10

7. You’re spending an awful lot of time trying to decode a five word text message. 

twenty 117

8. Stop crying over d*** that doesn’t want you.

twenty 14

9. He’ll be back.

twenty 12 

10. Not every man is your daddy. Lower your expectations, it’ll spare you a lot of heartache.

twenty 9

11. Learn to accept people at face value.

twenty 7

12. You’re going to lose friends along the way, even the ones you think you can’t live without, you’ll be okay. 

twenty 8

And finally, the golden words I’d tell myself then, now and quite possibly every day for the rest of my life: It’ll all be GRAND!!!

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