Things I'd Like To Say To My Younger Self

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Now that I'm into my thirties (ahhh, did I really just type that?), I feel like I've been through enough to have some sort of outlook and profound thoughts on life. :) And as I watch my daughter grow and become her own person, I often find myself thinking of things I want to tell her. Since Baby K doesn't fully understand everything I want to tell her, I have decided to offer some thoughts to my younger self.

-Don't be so dramatic! That thing that you are obsessing about right now will be a fleeting memory very soon. Think about how you look freaking out in front of other people. Your mother is amazing for dealing with your frequent dramatic episodes.

-Who cares if some of your friends got married at 18 or 23? You still have a lot of growing up and learning to do and you certainly don't want to be with someone who has even more growing up to do than you. He's out there, don't worry.

-Yes, your Dad was correct when he told you that you should take some business classes in college. Even in the administrative office of a theatre, you are going to need those skills, listen to him.

-Don't buy clothes just to buy something, buy what you really like. If you can't find anything that you are absolutely in love with, don't buy anything. In about 6 months you are going to clean out your closet and find that the majority of the things you get rid of are the clothes that you bought just because you didn't want to walk out of the store empty handed. Wasted money.

-Trust your mother when she tells you that pinning only your bangs back and therefore showcasing your very square forehead is not a flattering look.

-Also trust your mother when she tells you that your skirt or shorts are too short. Seriously a pencil skirt is so much more flattering (and it's a timeless piece which will last you a long time).

-Don't be afraid to ask your professors or advisor for help and advice in college. They are there to help and educate you. What's the worst that could happen, they will actually get to know you? Just do it.

-You will get through everything, there will be hard times, just keep pressing forward. You will make it.

-Don't stress every single semester in college and worry that you are making the wrong move by majoring in theatre. You are going to end up working in theatre as your career and loving what you do. Trust yourself and trust your parents - they wouldn't steer you wrong.

-It is totally ok to say no to things. Pleasing everyone and always saying yes doesn't always please the most important person - you.

-Find friends that are caring, helpful and who will buy you a pinata when you are sad. They will be in your life for years and years.


  1. WOW, great post lady and I agree with so much! Forgetting the drama then and NOW [drama girls are the worst, right?] and trusting our mothers on fashion are my two favorite. I look back sometimes and go, really?!?!

    Saying NO and finding amazing friends that are there for you and don't stress you out care super important, too!

  2. I love all of these! Parents always give the best advice--we should definitely learn to take it (it's a shame that in your teens you just don't want to!) Finding true friends who will be there for you through anything, who you don't have to worry about talking about you behind your back or being unsupportive is KEY at any stage in life, especially as you get older!
    Great list!! :)

  3. love this post. I going to be 30 in 6 month.

  4. Yes yes yes I am so with you, when you reach my age you start to thing what on earth was I stressing about way back then


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