The message would be that you should not put up with so much nonsense from guys!!!
"You should have studied harder."
"Quit messing around." :)
"Get your ducks in a row."
Don't worry you will do it and there is a light in the end of that tunnel. It truly did
When I was in my early teens I spent a lot of time and effort trying to fit in. Later in life I had to work hard at distinguishing what I actually liked versus what I did as a result of social pressure. For example, it was tough for me to understand why I felt so depleted and lonely after a party. I learned later that despite being gregarious I was an introvert and spending so much time surrounded by others, even if they were friends, was draining me and leaving me with little time and energy to pursue things I loved. My advice to my 16 year old self would be: be true to yourself. Take some time to really consider what you like and how things make you feel. I believe that part of the reason why it's so common to feel lost later in life is because our effort to follow social protocol has drowned out our inner voice.
Well I was only sixteen three years ago but I think one thing I would have told myself was reach for your dreams and don't let anyone hold you back. Be more serious about your dreams and what you want to do in life because life, time, and people are not going to stop for you so need to do what you can while you can. Work hard and never give up.
I'd tell myself that I matter. And it doesn't matter what others think of me. Love myself!
Don't let other peoples opinion define you.
I'd say don't let people walk all over you and stick up for yourself and your values :)
Don't go out with that guy (and don't think about marrying him)
Read more, enjoy your time in HS, go out with your friends, everything will be alright!
Stop hiding who you really are. You're good enough.
Don't let fear rule your life. Be bold. :-)
I would say "DON'T DO IT!"
Be adventurous and don't be afraid to take advantage of unexpected opportunities.
Pursue what you love instead what is expected from you.
no babies til you're 25!! I had my son at 19 and the trauma prevented me from wanting more!!
"There will always be struggle. You just have to choose who to struggle with."
"You should have enjoyed every second of it. You should have gone to what you truly desires because you'll feel miserable of not having to do what your heart really beats"
The message would be to "be proud of who you are, what you're interested in and your style." Thank you for the giveaway!
Hmm....probably that "it's okay to be yourself and don't be afraid to try new things."
I would tell myself to be more confident in yourself and stop being so hard on yourself, perfection is not realistic and it is not possible, just be happy knowing that you tried and did the best you could!
Dont be in such a rush to grow up!!
Don't listen to people who say "you can't", try it first and if it doesn't work out the worst that can happen is they will say "I told you so", but think of the fun if it works out.
Follow your heart. No one could tell what will make you happy except yourself.
Try to keep your thoughts organized and make to-do lists.
Love your kids, they're amazing!!!!!
Live in the moment.
Stay in school, have fun and don't take life too seriously because before you know it its over
Be more confident :)
Keep up with the exercise.
Just be who you truly are.mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net
I would have told myself 'think harder about your career' and also 'buy books while you can and have the money'
Things will not get better at home. Leave sooner! Stand up for yourself. Dont be too sweet and allow people to run over you!
"Appreciate more the people around you because it will not last!! Stop being stubborn!! Do not worry, don't hurt yourself, it will get better!! I promise!"
As an 18-year-old? Hmm. Maybe, "Don't take AP Physics your senior year because you'll hate it. And also, you think you want to be a publicist, but you're actually going to major in computer science and economics. Now you know so you can skip all the worrying over it."
This is C, by the way.
I would tell my sixteen year old self, don't be afraid to speak up for yourself. Try not to be so shy.
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Don't procrastinate. Experience everything. Don't doubt yourself.
Study harder, be less of a drama queen, and enjoy the time with that high school sweet heart.
Study harder, listen to your mom and not all people are trustworthy.
You're stupid with all my respect :)
It would be not to jump into a relationship so quickly.
Don't go out with ________. It won't be worth it in the end.
I would tell myself "Stay away from boys!".
"Stop being so shy and be more confident!" (Valentina B. - on the raffle)
Test your independence!
Hang in there!
Don't fall in love too fast.
To not waste any time, take risks, and travel as much as possible!
Try not to take everything so seriously & keep your stress level low.
Take those chances because you are braver and stronger than you realise.
Never change to please a man. If he's worth it, he'll already think you're perfect just the way you are.
don't postpone holidays or they will never come, stock craft supply as it will go more expensive and spend as much time as possible with parents as you won't have them long
i'd tell my 16 yr old self to not be afraid to speak her mind
I would tell my 16 year old self to step out of her comfort zone more, continue painting and drawing and don't stress so much about the future.
Try to relax about the driver's license test!--Trix