15 Things I’d Tell 15 year old me
I’m not sure if I’m one of those people that want to know the future. However, I love being prepared for the possibilities, because I have anxiety. The other day, I was trying to recall the age when I felt anxious the most. It didn’t take me lomg to realize that was my 10th grade year when I was 15.
That was the year when my life started to change for the first time in a long time. We had moved out the part of city where I had spent modt of life. Not only did Imove to a new neighborhood, but also a new school where I knew absolutely nobody. I was the new chubby girl who was extremely shy and had to learn how to deal with new people in a environment that was completely different from my previous one.
I wish that girl could know what was ahead for her. She was uncertain about everything! Wondered would her life get better, but she never thought about how it would. She eventually be called ‘nonchalant’ by one of the new friends she would meet in high school. In fact, she was nonchalant and that’s what eventually helped her manuver life. Still, if I coulf give that uncertain 15 year a quick minute of insight into her future, this is what I would share with her.
15 Things I’d Tell 15 Year Old Me
- Chase happiness -When you seek things/situations that being you happiness, it leaves little to no room for the things that don’t
- Stretch more – OMG! The elders aren’t lying when they talk about having loosen those joints up just to ger out of bed.
- God is your BFF – In your late 20s, your brother is going to remarry an amazing woman. She’s going to lead you both back into church.. The church leads you to some of your closest friends.
- Relationships – You’re going to have some crappy ones – friends and partners. However, you build some really solid relationships, including friends you know you will have for the rest of your life. You end up reconnecting with yur childhood BFF again. You’ll drive to Texas at the middle of a pandemic to celebrate her 40th birthday. God is Good!
- 2020 – So, a pandemic happens across the world. Millions die, but we and our family survive. Only Erika and her son got it, but it was quick recovery.
- Kids – You never changed your mind about wanting kids. Luckily, all of your siblings had kids and you become an aunt to 4 handsome boys!
- Heart break – Yep, it sucks! However, they get easier to process, but not thoses situationship ones, tho! 🙁
- Don’t worry about things out of our control– Easier to say than so, because you also develop anxiety in your early 30s. However, you learn to stop worrying when you realize the situation and results are out of your control.
- Losing your mom will strengthen you – Wild to say, but #6 and the good people of #3 helped you through it.
- You’re going to stop biting your nails – Your late 20s was such a learning time, but also stressful. You become so concerned with your future that you don’t even think about biting your nails. We always wanted naturally long nails like our mom. We have her hands for real now! 🙂
- You’re going to lose weight – Slowly, but surely. At this moment, you’re almost in the same size you wore in junior high. Still chubby, but still cute.
- Take better care of your skin – I know, we’ve been battling acne for years and makeup helps cover it. However, learning to heal and take better care of your skin is the better option.
- College – You do go to college and graduate. However, you go down a profesional path and career that you can’t even imagine. It’s so goood!
- Show up – Show up for yourself and others. It’s a small act that can make a huge impact for you and them.
- Everything that’s supposed to happen will happen – I’m going to piggback off of #8, because it doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do sometimes. Just enjoy the ride.