A conversation with my teenage self!

Looking back on the last 5 years a lot has changed and I can't believe I am in my final year of being a teenager when I was 14 I would of done anything to go grow up but now living in the "real world" I'd do anything to go back even if it is only a few years, during my teenage years I made mistakes but who didn't, but there's a few things I'd go back and tell myself that I know now if I could. I'd love to see some of you talk about what you've learnt since being a teenager. 

1. Boys aren't everything
When you are younger most girls are boy mad and just interested in getting their crush to notice them, or to talk to them and getting a boyfriend is super important as all your friends have one, and really it's not during high school focus on your friends you've got time for boys later and 9/10 that relationship falls apart. You can be happy without them. 

2. Shorts and fishnets in the winter not a good idea. 
That sounds really strange for people who don't know me, when I was 16 I went through a faze of wearing fishnets or really strange tights (which had some form of holes in) and really short shorts, I was freezing but at the time I thought it was amazing and that I looked good, I love that had I had confidence back then but it's really not a good look and it's not worth freezing your butt off for anyone, I am just glad that was my worst fashion disaster. 

3. Watch your back, your friends aren't always as they seem.
When you're at school you have your friends and they mean everything to you and I am happy to say I did have some genuine friends and although life got in the way and we're not actually friends anymore at the time they were really good friends of mine. But some of my friends weren't who they seemed and I ended up blaming myself, I needed to realize it wasn't my fault they weren't true friends and I could do better when it came to them, not everyone deserves a 3rd or 4th chance.

4. School is for learning.
I never thought I'd write those words, but it's so true, I spent so much time at school messing around I actually didn't pay as much attention as I should of, If I could go back I'd spend time revising for my exams and actually pay attention in lessons as I could of done a lot better than I actually did.

5. Talk to someone, you don't need to face this alone.
During my teenage years I went through a lot, a lot of which I didn't need to face on my own, some of the things I kept to myself for years and I actually needed help to face it. Along with being bullied throughout my teenage years, I dealt with a lot problems alongside depression which if I had spoke up about it may of been dealt with sooner.

6. Turn your computer off and go outside!  
During my early teens I spent most of every single day on the computer either on MSN constantly updating my name with the colours or talking to my friends or on my bebo trying to get to 100 loves, and although I spend a lot of time on my computer still it's for different reasons. e.g. blogging! But the difference is I actually leave the house and talk to people in real life, instead of through instant messager! 

Olivia Thristan


  1. These are all so true! I used to spend all my days on MSN too haha! :)


  2. Love this post! Watch your back your friends aren't always as they seem is advice I would definitely give!