Thursday, May 9, 2013

throwback: to my 18 year old self

The saying 'hindsight is 20/20' can be so true sometimes. We do not get re-do's. We cannot travel back in time. We cannot erase the past. Our present and future is oftentimes dependent on the choices we made in our past. But, if we could give our past selves advice, mine would have to be to my former college freshman self:

  • Enjoy your friends. These are the people who will be with you years after you've graduated, and moved away. Theirs will be the weddings you will stand up in. Their cities will be the ones you travel to on reunion vacations. Relish the time you have with them.
  • Be you. Don't be afraid to be yourself. You'd hate to hide the real you just because of what people may or may not think.
  • He doesn't deserve your tears. Guys will come and go. This one who has all of your attention will not be there in the end. Honestly, he doesn't even matter anymore.
  • Be free. Do what you want when you want. Freedom is yours for the taking in your college years. You will have so many opportunities to do amazing things, so take them.
  • Take your time. It's over before you know it. These are the fastest years of your life. You will miss them dearly. Just take it all in. 

If you could, what would you say to your 18 year old self?


  1. such awesome advice and an even better picture ;) thanks for linking up, pretty girl!

  2. I could not agree with you more! Oh the college boy tears...I would tell my college self a lot about the gems I dated back then!
    Def wanted to grow up too fast too!
    New GFC follower!

  3. I totally agree! I wish I could go back and enjoy college more and not rush to be in the "real world".