THESE Are the Things Your 20-Something Self ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ Wants to Tell ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ—ฏ๐Ÿ’ญ Your Teen Self ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ ...


I don't really have a good opening for this, but I got the idea from reading some articles in the feminist magazine โ€œShameless.โ€ They're basically messages from the presumably-adult authors to their teenage selves (โ€œDear Teen Erin,โ€ etc). Even if you're still a teen yourself, I'm sure we can all relate to the idea of hindsight being 20/20. I don't know about anyone else, but there are a lot of things I've learned in the years since high school that I would've liked to have known back then. Some things you can only learn from experience, but hearing them from someone who's โ€œbeen thereโ€ can at least help a little bit. To that end, here are a few of the things I know now that I wish I'd known when I was younger.

I'm, ahem, slightly older than 20, but they still apply.

1. Live Life at Your Own Pace

This is one thing I'd like to tell my 14-year-old self- just because you haven't had a boyfriend and don't really want one doesn't mean you're gay. Not that it would be a problem if you were, but people who make that implication (or even say it outright) don't know what they're talking about. I know some think there is, but there's no set โ€œscheduleโ€ we're supposed to follow when it comes to dating. You have your whole life to get jerked around by men before you find the right one. Speaking of which-

Hold out until You're Ready
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